Plaza Art Theatre

1265 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Functions: Bar

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Former Plaza Art Theatre Location

This was a rather ugly theatre just up the street from the beautiful Cinema Theatre. Opened on March 24, 1967 with Essy Persson in “I, a Woman”. It was part of the Brandt chain, who also at the time ran several theatres on Miami Beach. It was a small theatre, rather long and narrow with an aisle running down the left side of the theatre.

It shuttered sometime in the mid-1970’s. This house has been turned into an Irish pub.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

0071967 on January 8, 2005 at 4:16 am

this was the worst theatre in the world. Uncomforable seats. It was also a hangout for the elderly to get out of the heat. I think it was a department store at one time…and a bank.

woody on June 29, 2006 at 11:02 pm

is this the former plaza art?
front shot
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and rear shot
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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 11, 2006 at 10:57 pm

I believe the Plaza Art was indeed a bank and returned to being a bank after it closed. Woody, your photo above looks like the Plaza Art.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 17, 2007 at 5:51 am

The “ugly” little PLAZA ART gets a plug in a New York Times half-page ad for I, A WOMAN, apparently the opening feature on March 31, 1966.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

The Plaza Art reportedly had front doors taken from the Paramount in New York after it closed. It closed as a movie theatre in 1976.

rivest266 on January 28, 2020 at 3:52 pm

The Brandt Plaza Art theatre opened on March 24th, 1967 with “I, a Woman”. Grand opening ad as well as an ad from the New York Times February 12th, 1967 as well.

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