Super Saver 8

11501 SW 40th Street,
Miami, FL 33165

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp., Silver Cinemas

Previous Names: Westbird 8

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Opened was the Westbird 8 on July 24, 1987 by GCC. This multiplex never caught on and from July 17, 1992 it was a discount house called the Super Saver 8, operated by the Silver Cinemas chain. It closed on February 29, 2000.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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jcblanco22 on May 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

This was originally the first-run Westbird 8 operated by General Cinema, probably deserves its own entry.

David_Schneider on February 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Back in the 1990’s when I would miss a new release that I had wanted to see on the big screen at the Bakery Centre or the Riviera in the South Miami area, I could drive out to the Super Saver Cinema and catch a second run a week or two later.

I remember ticket prices may have been as low as 50 cents when I first visited in ‘91 or ‘92, then were raised to $1, then $1.50, then $2 by the time I was last there in the late 90’s.

I walked by for the first time in years on 2/20/2019. The part of the shopping center where the cinema had been looks different enough that I’m not sure the building still exists, or if it was replaced by a new one where the CVS and Publix supermarket or the Leon Medical Center (which looks to me like new construction but is what comes up at the cinema’s former address on online maps) are now.

Still I continue to have warm feelings when I’m reminded of my trips out there to see movies.

In my head I can still hear the automated voice of the Moviefone movie times phone service in the handset of my then landline saying something like “Super Saver Cinema! Located in the Westbird Shopping Plaza!….”, before informing me if the film I’d been waiting for had arrived. : )

rivest266 on March 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm

This opened as Westbird 8 by General Cinema on July 24th, 1987 and closed in early 1992. After renovations, it reopened as Super Saver Cinemas 8 on July 17th, 1992 Admission: $1. Both grand opening ads posted.

dallasmovietheaters on September 19, 2021 at 6:39 am

Silver Cinemas operated this as a sub-run discount house under its Super Saver brand until February 29, 2000 and would proceed to shut down 17 locations in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The last of the nine discount sub-run features to play that night was “Three Kings.”

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