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|Fran-Linn Drive-in [gone]
[now Swap Shop Drive-in]
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Fran-Linn Drive-in had a concrete, Art Deco looking screen tower. The movie was visible from the highway. It was later known as the Mulberry Drive-in. This photo is from 2005. The screen tower was demolished in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.
The Thunderbird Drive-in opened in 1963. In 1966, the property began double-duty as a flea market. The successful Swap Shop expanded over the years into a permanent indoor flea market which is open 7 days a week. In the early 1990s, the Thunderbird added concerts. The drive-in continues to operate year-round. It now has 13 screens, making it the largest drive-in in the U.S. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]
|Silver Moon Drive-in
|The Silver Moon Drive-in opened in 1948. The screen tower once had a mural of a beach with water and palm trees. But in 1950, the tower was severely damaged by a tornado and it had to be rebuilt. It reopened the same year. In 1952, the neon signage was added, and, in 1985, a second screen was added. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [night photos 2005, day photos 2009] [map]|
|The Fun-Lan Drive-in opened in 1950. Two screens were added in the 1980s. The marquee was altered around 2006, replacing the message panel with an LED screen. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]|
More Florida Drive-ins:
Ruskin Family Drive-in (Ruskin)
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