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Coconut Grove Playhouse

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::  Coconut Grove Playhouse
3500 Main Highway
Year Built: 1926
Year Remodeled: 1955
Architects: Kiehnel and Elliot (1926), Alfred Browning Parker (1955)
Date Designated: Pending

b. When Miami entrepreneurs Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce planned "The Grove," a luxurious movie theater for the Paramount Enterprises chain, the building was designed to resemble a Spanish Rococo palace. Reduced to a second-run theater after World War II, the building was shuttered in 1954 due to increasing competition from television. Rechristened the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the facility reopened as a live theater in 1956. Operating as a non-profit organization, it is now a nationally recognized regional theater.

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