Lakeshore Drive-In

1000 N. State Road 7,
Margate, FL 33313

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Previous Names: Margate Drive-In

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Lakeshore Drive-In

This drive-in theater was owned by race car driver and Thunderbird Drive-In/Swap Shop owner Preston Henn. It opened as the Margate Drive-In on May 23, 1958 with Rock Hudson in “A Farewell to Arms” & Glenn Ford in “3:10 to Yuma”. In 1971 it was expanded to 3-screens. From 1972 until its closure in 1985 it operated with 4-screens.

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FloridaDriveIns on December 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Video from 1997:

rivest266 on March 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Did this opened as Margate Drive-In on May 23rd, 1958? If so, Then the grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

Jimmsm on May 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

The very best drive in. My favorite. Good neighborhood, friendly staff….I saw tons of movies here. I only remember two screens but what great memories. Two thumbs WAY UP.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Three screens in 1971. Four from 1972 to 1985.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Just uploaded an aerial from 1979 showing four screens..

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Hmmn. Can you tell how you see that from that muddy pic?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

That was the best one I could find. Look at the car ramps and which way they go. There was four parking fields there.

davidcoppock on December 7, 2020 at 1:09 am

Opened with “Farewell to arms” and “310 to Yuma”.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 7, 2020 at 7:00 am

This became the Lakeshore in 1968.

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