Hi-Way Airport 9 Drive-In

1930 N. Federal Highway,
Dania, FL 33305

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RRF
RRF on July 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

This theater was owned at one time by the late Theater operator and film producer distributor Joe Fink. He was a big roly poly showman with constant cigar. He was known for burying 100s of old prints on the property, most flammable Nitrate film stock.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 23, 2010 at 10:12 am

The Hi-Way is already listed in the 1953 Film Daily Yearbook.

sporridge
sporridge on February 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

IIRC, “The Last Picture Show” was reportedly saved for the end of the farewell evening, as the other eight screens went dark. (In the 90s, Wometco’s Miracle in Coral Gables would end its movie theatre life with the same feature.)

Harvey
Harvey on February 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Miami News article on closing of Hi-Way Airport here.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Not in Florida. I saw it at the Golden Glades Drive-In first run.

R2D2
R2D2 on July 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I thought the original runs of STAR WARS were shown exclusively in “hardtops” and that any drive-in runs didn’t take place until the summer 78 reissue.

Coate
Coate on July 23, 2008 at 1:27 pm

“Star Wars,” during its original 1977 run, played here for 24 weeks.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 23, 2008 at 10:40 am

I believe this was the largest drive-in in the country for a while.

Harvey
Harvey on June 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Article on the closing of the Airport Hi-Way 9 here.