North Andrews Drive-In

4200 N. Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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Previously operated by: Wometco Theatres

Architects: A. Herbert Mathes

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North Andrews Drive-In Ad, August 1967

The North Andrews Drive-In was opened August 26, 1953 with Joel McRea in “The Lone Hand” & Harvey Lembeck in “Girls in the Night” (aka “Life After Dark”). It was operated by Wometco Theatres. The theatre was equipped for CinemaScope presentations on its 90 feet wide screen. This single screen drive-in continued through at least the 1960’s, believed to be demolished in the 1980’s.

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triassic4 on July 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Having lived here in Oakland Park (north Lauderdale) since 1955, I can vividly recall many trips with my family (and later into the 1970’s with car-fulls of my best friends) to the beautiful ‘North Andrews Drive-In’ theater! This was a particularly very well-maintained, quality drive-in and rather picturesqe (boundaried on all sides by tall Australian pine trees), and it even featured an outdoor seating section (with actual theater seats) next to the concession stand. It was a very well-attended, clean and safe ‘family’ theater. I have been searching the web for ANY images of this theater, but have found absolutely NOTHING of importance. PLEASE, if knows of, or has any old photos to share … I am sure that the original resident fans and other drive-in theater enthusiasts nationwide would LOVE enjoying and sharing those images. These photographs would be of great historical reference. Please consider ~ Thanks!

Scottoro1 on August 23, 2015 at 10:01 pm

The first movies I remember seeing was a double bill of Song of the South and Three Coins in a Fountain. I was about three. We were living in Ft. Lauderdale from about 1956-57, so I wonder if this is where we went. I remember the truck going by spraying for mosquitoes. During Three Coins in a Fountain, one of the women dropped her purse off a railing. I was sure that if we looked at the bottom of the screen, we would find it. If this was a family drive-in, perhaps they would be more likely to have shown a Disney movie.

rivest266 on March 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

This opened on August 26th, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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davidcoppock on October 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Opened with two colour cartoons(not named), and “Lone hand” and “Girls night”. Demolished in(1985?). Site is now an apartment complex.

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