1601 Biscayne Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres
Previous Names: Omni Sixplex
The first major mutiplex in Miami, the Omni Sixplex opened on March 23, 1977 inside the Omni Mall with automated projection and manager operators.
On August 30, 1985 a second four screen site was opened across the mall with the top canopy of the merry-go-round from the lower floor separating the entrances. The two theatres were eventually advertised as Omni Ten and were operated by AMC Theatres. Although the fourplex was newer, had the largest screens and better seats, audiences always preferred the older six plex. It was closed on May 6, 1999.
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March 23rd, 1977 ad (Below the Molson Canadian Ad) View link
Any photos anyone?
Visited Miami in 1978 and the Omni mall was my first experience of a shopping mall. Loved the gadget shop in there (selling the Simon toy at the time).
I saw 8 movies in Miami during my stay that summer, and I’m still piecing together which screens they were at. Here’s my recollections, including some local print ads…
Including one for the Omni 6…
March 23rd, 1977 grand opening ad has been posted here.
The Omni 6 reached its heyday in the early 80s. Due to changing demographics and the opening of newer and nicer malls the theater declined in the mid 1980s. It also had issues with truancy and fights as the Time Machine arcade was located right next to it. The additional four screens staved off the inevitable but it eventually closed in the late 90s as the Omni was practically a ghost mall by that point. A photo of the concession counter in the 80s is included below:
Expanded to 10 screens on August 30th, 1985. Another ad posted.
Closed May 6th, 1999.
Just uploaded article from the Miami Herald in the photos section
Added a link in the photo comments in ridethectrain’s photo upload of the box office. It is the same photo from the Herald article but of a much larger and better quality.