For years CBS technicians wintered in Miami Beach working on the Jackie Gleason show. The beautiful theatre which took on the name Jackie Gleason theatre has been violated badly in the last few years. First it was taken over by a concert promoter. All of the seats taken out to turn it into a "GA" house. No seats, standing room only. The Gleason Theatre was Miami's version of Radio City Music Hall. Now in an effort to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center, they want to tear the Jackie Gleason Theatre down. I'm attaching the link to the Miami Herald article.
The Fillmore Miami Beach may become extinct in one convention center proposal - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com