Coral Way Drive-In

SW 24th Street & 70th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33155

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jdoc001
jdoc001 on May 16, 2013 at 11:54 pm

this theater was eventually demolished as the surrounding property was turned into apartment complexes

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Near the end of our 1-year residency in Miami, my folks and I piled into the family car (a red 1968 Volvo) one evening in May of 1972 (likely on Saturday the 20th), and headed over to the Coral Way Drive-In to enjoy a triple feature consisting of “Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster,” “The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant” and “The Return of Count Yorga!” This was likely the last of many such evenings at either the Coral Way, the Dixie or the Tropicaire drive-ins, as we departed back for New York City early that summer. I’ve been trying to nail down the exact date and location of that triple bill for many a moon, and that search finally came to an end today with a thorough scouring of the daily movie sections from Google.com’s online archive for The Miami News. In fact, for a long time I thought it was just a Godzilla/Yorga double feature and that 2-Headed Transplant was part of some other 2-headed attraction we had also seen – glad to have that clarified, as well. Anyway, thanks again for the hot lead, AlAlvarez!

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Here is a 1969 high resolution close-up photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

Good 1977 ad,see “THE CHEERLEADERS” was cut to an R Rating.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2010 at 5:44 am

Boxoffice of March 5, 1949, said that the Coral Way Drive-In had been opened. Wometco took over operation in 1954. In 1955 the circuit had the drive-in rebuilt to plans by architect A. Herbert Mathes. His design was the subject of this article in Boxoffice of October 22, 1955.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

This drive-in had air conditioning (June 15, 1967)
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and a picture of the bulky unit at http://www.pbase.com/image/95202644

Just think, no more bug spray.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 12, 2009 at 11:45 am

Here is a 1980 aerial view. The property was redeveloped by 1986.
http://tinyurl.com/yafaj56

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Here is a 1977 ad that includes the Coral Way Drive-In.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm

The Coral Way only had room for 250 cars. It was already open by 1949 and closed in 1977.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 22, 2008 at 8:06 pm

The full address for this drive-in was 7080 Coral Way.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on April 13, 2008 at 6:04 pm

This drive in was one of the longer lasting of the drive ins. I believe it closed in the latter 70s. The last movie I remember playing there was Smokey and The Bandit, part 1. The Coral Way Drive In was not one of the bigger drive in theatres.