Bay Harbor 4 Theatres

1170 Kane Concourse,
Bay Harbor, FL 33154

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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.

Architects: Arthur Porchert

Previous Names: Bay Harbor Rocking Chair Theatre, Loews Bay Harbor

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Loews' Bay Harbor Theater 1972

Opened as an independent theatre on February 18, 1966 with Sophia Loren in “Judith”. The single screen 972-seat house Bay Harbor Theatre was a mid-sized theatre with plush rocking chair seats. The marquee was set against the building. By 1969 it had been taken over by Loew’s, the theatre played exclusive engagements of “The Lion in Winter” as well as “Oliver”. In 1980 the theatre was twinned. I remember seeing “War Games” at the theatre.

After that I left the city and the theatre was split into four auditoriums on July 3, 1987. Its hard to imagine this theatre as a four-plex since each auditorium must have been quite small. It was closed on August 3, 2000.

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Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

dallasmovietheaters on May 4, 2019 at 5:45 am

Arthur Porchert was the architect for the first new Miami Beach theatre in 15 years. It was built for Maurice Revitz and Sol Frankel with a $50,000 waterfall in its atmospheric lobby along with a 22 foot long chandelier. The $500,000 cinema also had a 20' curved snack bar and a 23'x54' Technikote Pearlescent screen. It launched February 17, 1966 with Sophia Loren in “Judith”.

rivest266 on February 29, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Reopened with four screens on July 3rd, 1987. Grand opening ad posted.

aeterna on May 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Does someone recall the year that it was twinned? If my memory serves, it was in the early 1980s. Perhaps 1981 or 1982. I remember seeing some films in 1980 but I think it was still a single screen venue at that point.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 26, 2020 at 3:38 pm

aeterna, it was twinned in 1980.

sjteich on September 14, 2021 at 1:02 am

I am trying to find out more information regarding Jack Blum the theatre manager from 1972-1975. I believe he was a Loews lifer. If anybody knows whether he had any family, please let me know.

aeterna on May 19, 2022 at 8:51 am

@sjteich: The 10/72 issue of Boxoffice indicated that Jack Blum was celebrating his 47th anniversary with Loews. He retired in 1975 so that places him with Loews for 50 years. I would presume by the math, he was about 70 when he retired.

sjteich on July 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm

@aeterna - Thanks for the information. He actually was born in 1898 so was about 77 when he retired He passed away in 1985. Can you post the clip from the magazine?

aeterna on January 24, 2023 at 11:40 am

@sjteich: There is not much to post. The only thing they indicated was his birthday was September 21st and that the theater held an informal birthday party for him. The entry was a very small blurb about 2 or 3 sentences.

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