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Tampa Bay Area Drive-In Movie Theatres

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Movie night is a great family-friendly activity. Now try having a movie night in the car? Now that’s a nice twist.

Across Tampa Bay there are still a handful of drive-in theatres ready to bring back the nostalgia from the 1950’s and early 1960’s where drive-in ‘s peaked in popularity.

Tampa Bay drive-in’s continue to have that family-centered feel that the original drive-in theaters began with. The prices at Tampa Bay drive-in’s are significantly lower than at regular enclosed movie theaters. It is truly a different way to watch a movie.

What to expect at a Tampa Bay Area Drive-In Theatre:
-Expect to see first-run movies and usually one admission price allows you to watch two movies.

– Arrive early to get a good front row parking spot.

– Turn off your car lights.

– Listen to the movie using the radio in your car. The drive-in will tell you the exact station to turn to.

– A snack bar located on site should be available and may include popcorn, hot dogs, nacho’s and other food items. Your food purchase help keep these Drive-Ins profitable and open.

– To help keep cost down, some Tampa Bay drive-ins only accept CASH.

Are you getting excited for some fun family time in the comfort of your car? Here is a list of Drive-In Theaters around the beautiful Tampa Bay.



(Updated May 2024)

NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. Please confirm by calling ahead.

1. Ruskin Family Drive-In Movie Theatre

5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572
(813) 645-1455

Prices: (CASH Only & Includes 2 movies)
4 yrs and under- Free
5-8 yrs: $2.00
9 yrs +: $7.00

Food and drinks available for purchase.

Ruskin Family Drive-In has implemented a fee of $5.00 per vehicle to anyone bringing outside food, beverages or coolers in to this drive-in (this fee does not permit alcoholic beverages, they are still prohibited)






2. Joy-Lan Drive-In Theatre

16414 U.S. 301
Dade City, FL 33523

3 yrs old and under Free
4-9 yrs old: $3.00
10 yrs old and up: $8.00

Gates will open 30 minutes before show time.

Food & Drinks available for purchase. Yes, they are pet friendly.


Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.


3. Silvermoon Drive-In Movie Theatre

4100 New Tampa Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 682-0849

Purchase tickets at the box office or online:


Purchasing an online ticket is NOT required. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the night of the show. Prices at the gate are $7 per adult & $3 per kids ages 4-9. Carload tickets are ONLY available via pre-purchase online.

-Must check in at the box office 30 minutes before showtime in order to secure a spot

-No refunds on advanced sales

-One full car ticket is good for one car with up to 6 guests in the vehicle


Not interested in a Drive-In? Visit our 75 Free & Cheap list for fun summer movies.


NOTE: Prices and hours are subject to change without notice. Please contact the business for updated prices and movie times.


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