Hi-Way Airport 9 Drive-In
326 S. Federal Highway,
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Opened January 5, 1951 with one screen and a capacity for 700 cars. It was operated by Authur Ainsworth and ABC Theatrical Ent. The Hi-way Drive-In was one of the first drive-in’s to install air conditioning, which was a big hose inserted through the car window blowing cold air inside.
Two more screens were added October 15, 1971. On November 3, 1972 another two screens were added. Two more screens were added August 24, 1973 and in February & March 1974 another two screens were added, giving a total of 9-screens. It was going to be 10 screens, but the 10th screen was never built. Owned by race car driver Preston Henn, owner of the Thunderbird Drive-In/Swap Shop and the Lakeshore Drive-In.
Closed on Tuesday, August 24, 1982, and today the property is now a parking lot as part of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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