Offering unique family entertainment under the stars with admission prices that hover around $5 for adults and even less for children, both the nostalgia and ambiance are what attracts movie goers to retro-style theaters. For a real throwback to the 50’s era of movie-going, visit one of these classic drive-in movie theaters that are still lighting up the big screen in the Sunshine State.
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Lake Worth Drive in, Lake Worth
Opening in 1967 with a solo screen playing to more than 400 cars, this outdoor cinema is the last remaining in Palm Beach County. Here you can enjoy one nightly feature for $5, or browse through the weekly Flea Market Swap Shop.
Silver Moon Drive-In, Lakeland
In continuous operation since 1948, the Silver Moon Drive-In has two screens that show movies 365 days a year. Located an hour West of Orlando, this popular movie destination has kept up with the times by converting to digital technology.
Ocala Drive-In Theater
Standing strong, the Ocala Drive-In was opened in 1948 and surprisingly resurrected twice, once in 2003 and again in 2011. New owners improved the audio and visual technology, creating even more appeal to this beloved attraction.
Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater, Ruskin
Located in between Brandon and Tampa, Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater is the quintessential drive-in experience. Showing flicks since it’s opening in 1952 with “Singin’ in the Rain”, this traditional theater with a 60-foot wide screen is a generational family favorite.
Swap Shop Drive-In, Fort Lauderdale
Often referred to as a theater complex, the Swap Shop Drive-In is one of America’s largest outdoor cinemas. Boasting 13 screens and a range of activities such as an arcade and car museum, this 53-year-old cinema is certainly impressive.
Fun Lan Drive-In Theater, Tampa
A Tampa landmark for 66 years, Fun Lan is a fantastic spot to enjoy a night under the stars. Open 7 nights a week, the theater shows 3 sets of double features with the choice of traditional speakers or an FM broadcast.
Joy-Lan Drive-In Theater, Dade City
Boasting the lowest admission prices for any American Drive-In, here you can enjoy feature movies for $2 throughout the week at this cozy drive in cinema, except on Thursday where they charge $2 for an entire carload.