Golden Glades Twin Drive-In

3493 NW 167th Street,
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

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Architects: Frank H. Shuflin

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Golden Glades Twin Drive-In

The Golden Glades Twin Drive-In was opened on February 10, 1956 with “Gary Cooper in "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell” & Broderick Crawford in New York Confidential". The screens were named Golden Glades East and Golden Glades West and mostly played the same two films on both sides, switching prints midway. It had a capacity for 1,284 cars. There was a seating area for over 600 patrons.

One of the films was always a top first-run such as “Star Wars” and the theatre rarely showed the exploitation most other drive-ins thrived on.

It was closed March 14, 1981, most likely a victim of property values.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

NYozoner on January 27, 2011 at 12:33 am

3383 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in. The street address in the current heading is correct, but the town and zip code throw off the mapping on Google Earth.

Here is a 1980 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of

NYozoner on January 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

According to the grand opening ad posted by Mike Rivest, the drive-in was located on NW 167th St & 34th Ave, which is consistent with the Miami Gardens address, and not was not in North Miami Beach.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Miami Gardens did not exist when this theatre was in operation.

NYozoner on March 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Al, I believe the intention is to help people understand where the drive-in once used to be, using the best possible current address information.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

marlin fan in La,love your comment.

Harvey on September 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The Golden Glades Drive-In closed on March 14, 1981. It’s final features were FROM NOON TILL THREE with THE STRANGER RETURNS and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE with POINT OF TERROR.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Uploaded the opening day ad from Feb 10,1956

jdoc001 on May 17, 2013 at 12:20 am

the area became townhomes in the late 80’s.

jwmovies on October 16, 2016 at 12:08 am

The address for this drive in is now 3493 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

Please update.

davidcoppock on May 11, 2019 at 12:07 am

Opened (after a barn dance) with “The court-martial of Billy Mitchell” and “New York confidential”.

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