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SWAP SHOP VOTED 2020'S BEST MOVIE THEATER
All hail the drive-in theater! In an era when going to the cinema might result in your death, drive-ins are a veritable lifesaver. And if you think the trend is tacky or dated, you clearly haven't been to the Swap Shop & Thunderbird Drive-In Theater in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout the pandemic, the drive-in has been providing us with a cinematic experience we can enjoy from our very own vehicles, not via glaring LED screens but with actual projectors. Not only do you not have to endure pesky teens texting and old folks answering calls from their grand kids, but you can control the audio from your car radio while enjoying any number of new releases (or the occasional classic) at the sweet, sweet price of $7 per person ($2 per kid 11 or younger; kids under 4 get in free). Even when you're watching a new movie, catching a movie at the Swap Shop feels like a timeless experience.
SWAP SHOP PLACED 2ND FOR BEST DRIVE IN THEATER IN U.S.
Impressively, The Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale features 14 screens, a giant video game arcade, a swap market, and a Ferrari museum! If you have a convertible, make sure you drive it to this theater since there will be some really stunning Florida sunsets before the previews. The Swap Shop regularly features new release movies, but throws in a few oldies every now and then.