Ace Theatre

3664 Grand Avenue,
Miami, FL 33133

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Previously operated by: Wometco Theatres

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Ace Theatre

Built and opened around 1938, it was soon taken over by Wometco Theatres and the Ace Theatre was listed as an African-American theatre until at least 1955.

The Ace Theatre stands boarded up in 2021. In January 2022 approval was given for the theatre to be renovated.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Here is a view of the theater’s distinctive marquee:

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 2, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Then you should have written “…Your still off topic!”, otherwise you were paraphrasing and not quoting at all.

The description of this theatre fails to mention that it was built to service the Afro-Caribbean community of Coconut Grove and often ran stage shows along with the films. It operated from the mid-fifties through to the late seventies playing mostly late run double features.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm

According to The Miami Herald movie timeclock there was another Ace somewhere in Homestead from 1966-1973.

David_Schneider on July 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

From the Cinema Treasures blog posted on July 18th, 2016:

“Segregation-era movie theater in Coconut Grove wins national historic designation”

Cool, I’m glad it won’t be torn down and there are plans to do something with it.

I remember years ago being pleasantly surprised to find an old closed movie theater behind some trees that had grown enough at the time to obscure the Ace signs when I was driving past one day. I’ve since enjoyed glancing at it to see if anything had yet changed whenever I’ve been through the area.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2021 at 3:46 am

Wometco’s recent acquisition of the Ace Theatre at Coconut Grove was noted in the November 19, 1938 issue of Boxoffice.

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