Gulfstream Drive-In

1482 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard,
Hallandale, FL 33009

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The E.M. Loews Theatres Gulfstream Drive-In operated from March 1955 to 1975. It had a capacity for 560 cars, and was located east of the once extremely popular Gulfstream Race Track on the south side of Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

It is a wonder someone didn’t sue someone.sadly,today I bet that would happen. Thanks Alalvarez and Tlsloews.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I believe Mike that is why Elias Loew called his company E.M.Loews so the it would not be confused with Marcus Loew’s company,and you are right everyone was not sue-happy back then.Its like the AMC LOEWS theatres. AMC bought the LOEWS “BRAND” as Loews inc. has nothing to do with theatres anymore.Although they are big in Hotels,Oil companys,Insurance,any many other things,no back to the Gulfstream………….!

sporridge on June 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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TLSLOEWS on June 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

Interesting photo of the Screen and motel S Porridge,pretty cool!Good find, no mention of the motel in the header on this page.

sporridge on June 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Just noticed that if you look very closely at the screen (three rows from the top), you can see “E M LOEWS” spelled out.

TLSLOEWS on June 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

You have better eyes than me S Porridge,I had to put on my glasses to see it.Thanks.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I suppose if you sat in your motel room you could watch the cars watching the movies?

I know the drive-in was open and owned by E. M. Loew’s Theaters in 1967.

More info or photos?

TLSLOEWS on June 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Thats right Bob, or maybe you saw the movies for free for staying in the Motel.Cross promotion I believe they used to call it.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm

More info this drive also had a 52 room motel located on both sides of the screen as can be seen in S Porridge post of Jun 29,2009.This site now is the Hallendale Shopping Center.Elias M. Loew 1898-1984 born in Austria, owned at one time 70 movie theatres,17 drive-ins, and a chain of hotels and the Bay State Raceway with a man named Lou Waters.As the header says this drive-in motel operated from 1955 til 1975.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Thanks tis,good research.

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