Northridge Cinema

957 East Commercial Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on June 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I lived in the area during the 80s, and I don’t remember this theater. When you say tiny, how tiny is tiny? I used to frequent the Northridge Raw Bar nightly, and I never saw this theater, maybe it was the beer and I missed it!

sporridge on July 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Harvey, thanks for that discovery! I remember many a time when every seat was filled in that tiny space. Shame that Old Tyme’s popularity didn’t last beyond two years, but it held on for most of a decade as the Northridge.

If anyone from CT sees this: the seat count was 189. Thanks.

Harvey on April 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

July 1976 Miami News article on the Old Tyme here.

sporridge on August 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Old Tyme Movie has my enduring thanks for making quite a few classics available that had eluded South Florida TV at the time, particularly the MGM Marx Bros. features, Fred Astaire’s non-Ginger Rogers musicals, and what remains the strangest double bill ever: “Easter Parade” and “Freaks.” TV ultimately had the upper hand, but Old Tyme’s effort is fondly remembered here.

Northridge Shopping Center played a bit part in Jerry Lewis' 1980 feature “Hardly Working” — the parking lot melee sequence was filmed there (with some fleeing rabbits meeting their unfortunate demises in Commercial Blvd./Dixie Hwy. traffic).