Strand Theatre

3033 NW Seventh Avenue,
Miami, FL 33127

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steg on July 10, 2006 at 5:35 pm

I was a little too young,at that time, to know if it was part of a chain or not.
Incidentally, I grew up on NW 52nd St & N. Miami Ave. I always thought that the Strand and Corpus Christi was a little too far South to be in Allapatah. As I remember it, That neighborhood ran from 36th St and NW 7th Ave to 79th St. Its Western border was NW 17th Ave. In those days, the N.W. Negro residential district was West of 17th Ave and ended at 27th Ave., to about 79th St.
By the same token, Little River was the area around N.E. 79TH St., between NE 2nd Ave. and the Bay. Lemon City was the area around NE 64th St., East to the Bay. There was an old open-air movie theater ( 4 walls, screen and seats, with no roof) dating from the 1920’s on NE 2nd Ave around 70th St., but I cannot remember its name.
Incidentally, does anyone have any information on the old Biltmore Theater on NE 41st St.?

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 10, 2006 at 4:54 pm

Thanks for the lead. I found the tax records for the property. Amazingly it is worth 730 K. In the tax records it states the property was built in 1926. I have to wonder if it was a theatre from the get go. I wish I could find the original building permit, that would shed some light on this theatre.
George do your remember this theatre as part of a theatre chain?

steg on July 10, 2006 at 9:57 am

Sorry, I have no idea when it was built. You might try checking the public records for property at that address. Dade County has an excellent site on line that will allow you to research any property in the county. It will have info on when buildings were erected on property.Hope this helps.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 10, 2006 at 3:17 am

Do you have any idea what year the theatre was built? Any pictures? I grew up in the area, moved out of there in the mid 60s. I am doing a historical piece on this area. The area is being re-developed currently there is nothing written about the allapatah area. The historical museum in Miami doesn’t have much, I have been researching this for a few years now. You are the first person to have any info on The Strand.

steg on July 9, 2006 at 5:47 pm

The Strand was a neighborhood house. I attended many Saturday double features as a kid in the mid ‘40’s for 9 cents admission. In the late 1940’s, R.C. mass was held in it on Sundays in the year before the current Corpus Christi Church and School was built.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 5, 2006 at 11:51 am

Lost Memory. I believe that is the youth group center for The Miami Mission, which I believe is a church. Were you ever in this theater?