Le Jeune Drive-In

1200 NW 42nd Street,
Miami, FL 33142

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USGS aerial from Earth Explorer

This once very popular drive-in was near the Miami International Airport main entrance. It was complimented by a local Dairy Queen and the Jamaica Inn cupcake drive-ins.

It was operating at least from at least 1949 to the mid-1970’s. This was usually a first-run double feature theatre.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

FOR SOME REASON WHEN YOU MENTION MIAMI YOU TEND NOT TO THINK OF DRIVE-IN THEATRES. THE LE JEUNE AUTO DRIVE- IN THEATRE PARKED 700 CARS IN THE LATE 50’S AND WAS OWNED BY LE JEUNE AUTO , INC.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

A night time view of the Le Jeune Auto Theatre can be seen in the opening sequence of the first segment of TCM’s new series “MOGULS AND MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD”

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

1201 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The address currently in the heading is off by almost 4 miles to the northeast.

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm

The map above doesn’t seem to be any where near LeJeune Road.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Correction: NY is correct. It is Avenue, not Street. They both exist in this city.

DCClark
DCClark on November 26, 2012 at 4:29 am

As a teenager went here a lot in the mid 60’s. With girl friends and never saw much of the movie and hiding friends in the trunk to avoid paying. Great times

brucehirsh
brucehirsh on September 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm

It was opened on May 25, 1950 by the Bernstein Theater Circuit. The first movie to play there was called Barricade, with Ruth Roman, Dane Clark, and Raymond Massey.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 1:55 am

Why the name Le Jeune? The name sounds French?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 21, 2018 at 6:08 am

42nd Street is also Le Jeune Road, named after a Belgian developer who once owned most of the land around it.

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