Cutler Ridge Cinema

20239 S. Dixie Highway,
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Architects: William C. Riseman

Firms: William Riseman Associates

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The GCC Cutler Ridge opened as a single screen cinema on April 4, 1963 with Rod Taylor in “The Birds”. It often showed subruns from the all distributors with occasional first-runs, as there were few theatres in the area and plenty of product. On June 6, 1975 it was twinned and in 1982 it was made a quad. On June 11, 1991 it was closed.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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aarfeld on August 25, 2008 at 6:29 pm

I spent many a Saturday afternoon as a kid at the Cutler Ridge Cinema. I remember seeng “The Incredible Mister Limpet” with Don Knots there, for one. The last film that I saw there before moving away from Miami was “ET.” I have fond memories of the place.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

The Cutler Ridge opens with “THE BIRDS”.

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sporridge on May 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Worth noting the Cutler Ridge Cinema was General Cinema’s lone venue in Dade County until the mid 1970s (when they acquired several Loews locations and began new construction), by which time dominant players Wometco and Florida State began to decline.

The rendering in the grand opening ad (Al, thanks for including that in your excellent photostream) looks about 90 percent identical to the Pompano Cinema (and probably most other GCC properties of the time.

Damage from Hurricane David (seen on TV) a year after closing sealed the theater’s fate.

sporridge on July 11, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Thanks ken mc — Saw “Superman” at the Pompano Cinema (forgot there were no bargain matinees for that engagement). Three decades on, only the Riviera remains a (stage) theater.

rivest266 on January 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Linkrot repair: opened on April 3rd, 1963. Ad below (click to zoom) and below and in the photo section. 2010 post from 10 years ago no longer works.

Cutler Ridge Cinema openingCutler Ridge Cinema opening Wed, Apr 3, 1963 – 25 · The Miami News (Miami, Florida) ·

rivest266 on February 8, 2020 at 11:54 am

This reopened as a twin cinema on June 6th, 1975. Grand opening ad posted.

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