Le Jeune Drive-In

1200 NW 42nd Street,
Miami, FL 33142

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USGS aerial from Earth Explorer

Viewing: Photo | Street View

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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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Saw Hitchcock’s “Psycho” there in 1960. We also had a frightening thunderstorm with enough rain to float a battleship, thunder to wake up the dead and lightening to burn your eyeballs!

After the LeJune closed it was demolished for a big chain hotel and a series of ramps in and out of the airport.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

The Le Jeune had room for 800 cars and operated from at least 1949 to 1970.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 2, 2009 at 7:18 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.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on November 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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 9:50 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.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on June 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

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

DCClark
DCClark on November 26, 2012 at 6:29 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

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