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Dolphins Turning Stadium Into Drive-In Movie Theater


Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is expecting football this fall. Better yet, he is planning on hosting fans at Hard Rock Stadium throughout the NFL season. Things can obviously change if the rise of coronavirus cases continues, but that kind of optimism is obviously refreshing for all parties involved.

In the meantime, the franchise is turning the stadium into a drive-in movie theater and making The Outdoor Theaters at Hard Rock a place for all people, including families, to join in on the fun.

From classic Dolphins content throughout the team's 54-year history to classic movies to commencement ceremonies to concerts and other events, this is truly a unique experience in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Dolphins Turn Stadium Into Drive-In Movie Theater


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Given the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak this spring, drive-in movie theaters might not be a thing of the past much longer. The Dolphins are definitely willing to bring them back in a big-time way.

Hard Rock Stadium, which hosted Super Bowl LIV in February, is expected to announce a programming schedule in the coming weeks, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The need for entertainment was there, and Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium Vice Chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel worked to make it happen.


"The global entertainment destination will now feature both an open-air and drive-in theater that will showcase classic Miami Dolphins content from the team's 54-year history, classic motion picture films, host commencement ceremonies and other events. The family friendly experiences will provide a unique environment while staying in accordance with social distance policies. The drive-in events will be held inside of Hard Rock Stadium and accommodate up to 230 cars, while the open-air theater can host small groups for an intimate viewing experience on the complex's south plaza."

In addition to events like showing classic films, food and drinks will be available through online ordering and delivery service. The NFL team will also make restrooms available.

The idea received some rave reviews on social media, and understandably so. The plan to turn Hard Rock Stadium into a drive-in theater is a brilliant concept and should be a fun time when it starts up.

"We've spent several weeks planning this to be able to provide people with a safe option to go out and enjoy movies, classic Dolphins content, concerts, and celebrate 2020 graduates," Garfinkel said. "It's a fundamental human need to physically experience and celebrate events and experiences together, and we're trying to provide options for everyone where they can be safely socially distant and socially present at the same time."

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