Today Allison and I went with Marcia to the Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This place was immense. I never knew so many knock off shoes were out there. So many things. There was an inside part and an outside part, farmer’s market and an amusement park. They even have a 14 screen drive in.
Today’s photo is of one of the larger outdoor screens and the original name of the place, the Thunderbird Drive-In Movie Theater. Here is a quote from the history of the place.
The Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop was started by Betty and Preston Henn in November, 1963. At that time it was known as the Thunderbird Drive-In Movie Theater and featured one screen and no flea market! The opening night turned out to be a bad choice of dates – President John Kennedy was shot and killed that same day. However, in spite of an inauspicious start, the drive-in grew in both popularity and size.
There are also many expensive and interesting cars in the building. I took many photos of them. I was also very excited about seeing the Hudson Hornet Replica. If you have seen Cars the movie then you know what the Hudson Hornet is all about.
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