The demo of the Jackie Gleason has perhaps been the stickiest part of the Portman-CMC / Bjarke Ingels proposal for the Miami Beach Convention Center Master Plan contract, with an upswell of popular support for the theater's preservation. (There's a Facebook group!) In an interview with Globe St., Jack Portman of Portman-CMC, Jack dropped a little bomb: "Our master plan will certainly include a state-of-the-art performance venue that can house all the programming that the Fillmore currently provides. We're just reconsidering whether that is the new theater we've been planning, or if it's some form of renovation to the current structure."
· Save The Fillmore At The Jackie Gleason Theater [Facebook]
· Portman Unveils Jackie Gleason Theater Plans [Globe St.]
· Miami Beach Convention Center coverage [Curbed Miami]