Golden Glades Twin Drive-In

NW 168th Street & NW 35th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

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Golden Glades Twin Drive-In

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Opened as a twin in around 1955, the Golden Glades East and West Drive-In’s mostly played the same two films on both sides, switching prints midway. It had a capacity for 1,284 cars.

One of the films was always a top first-run such as “Star Wars” and the theatre rarely showed the exploitation most other drive-ins thrived on.

By 1981 it was closed, most likely a victim of property values.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

rivest266
rivest266 on January 17, 2010 at 10:30 am

This opened on February 10th, 1956. grand opening ad is at View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

Nice opening ad Mike R.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 27, 2011 at 12:33 am

3383 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The street address in the current heading is correct, but the town and zip code throw off the mapping on Google Earth.

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

According to the grand opening ad posted by Mike Rivest, the drive-in was located on NW 167th St & 34th Ave, which is consistent with the Miami Gardens address, and not was not in North Miami Beach.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Miami Gardens did not exist when this theatre was in operation.

NYozoner
NYozoner on March 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Al, I believe the intention is to help people understand where the drive-in once used to be, using the best possible current address information.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

marlin fan in La,love your comment.

Harvey
Harvey on September 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The Golden Glades Drive-In closed on March 14, 1981. It’s final features were FROM NOON TILL THREE with THE STRANGER RETURNS and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE with POINT OF TERROR.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Uploaded the opening day ad from Feb 10,1956

jdoc001
jdoc001 on May 17, 2013 at 12:20 am

the area became townhomes in the late 80’s.

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