Palm Drive-In

6800 NW 27th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33147

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early ad for the Palm drive-in

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This independent family drive-in was already open in 1957 and closed in 1970

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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NYozoner
NYozoner on January 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Something wacky is going on with this address, as there was no drive-in at that location in the 1961 aerial photos. Does anyone have an idea what side street was closest to this drive-in, on NW 27th Avenue?

There definitely was no drive-in located on the 6000 block of NW 27th Avenue, according to the 1961 aerial photos.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

If you read the ad, this was the east entrance to the 22nd Av. Drive-In, listed elsewhere. That east entrance was also known as Lib-City Drive-in.

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

Nice find, Rivest. This mean that the Palm, 22nd Avenue and Liberty City were all three the same drive-in with different entrances. They DID show the same movies at the same time, all the time.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

That is the only drive-in that goes under three names at the same time!.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on January 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

This theater was closer to 70th Street, the entrance was circa 68th Street. The marquee was located there, but you had to drive past the marquee to get in. I have some memories of the marquee on 27th avenue. That area looks very different now. To the north of the marquee, Sears had a warehouse where you could pick up items purchased at the Sears located in the Northside Shopping Center. I remember picking up a bike my Dad bought for me in the latter 60s. I could swear that theater was already closed when I picked up the bike, but I may be wrong. The area was already going through a metamorphosis when I got that bike.

What I don’t remember is the name Liberty City Drive In. The Palm marquee was there for a few years after the theater closed. The marquee was right on NW 27th Avenue.

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