Guide to Drive-In Movie Theaters In and Around Jax

drive-in movieIf enjoying a bucket of fresh popcorn topped with warm butter and a couple of boxes of Raisinets and Sno-Caps while sitting in front of a giant screen remind you of all things summer, then check out the drive-in movie theaters in Jacksonville and beyond! Be sure to check online or call first to confirm showtimes before heading out.

Drive-In Theater In Jax

Sun-Ray Cinema
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7059 Ramona Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 359-0049

$25 per car (plus tax and service fee) on weekends. Tickets must be purchased online. Open rain or shine. Bring proof of purchase of tickets to show when you arrive, and you will be directed to a parking spot. Food truck and restrooms available.

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The Ocala Drive-In is open seven nights a week. Photo courtesy of Vic Micolucci.

Drive-In Theaters Outside of Town

If you’re up to venturing outside town, then there are several drive-in movie theaters throughout Florida. Most major studios are holding off on releasing blockbuster movies right now, but you can still catch some retro movies!

Epic Theatres of St. Augustine
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112 Theatre Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32086
(904) 808-1885

Open nightly rain or shine. Admission is $20 per car, per show. The refreshment stand is open, as well as the restroom. You are able to sit outside as long as you are sitting near your car. Purchase tickets online in advance.

Epic Theatres of West Volusia (Deltona)
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939 Hollywood Boulevard, Deltona, Florida 32725
(386) 202-2434

Open nightly and admission is $20 per car, per show. The refreshment stand is open. Purchase tickets in advance online.

Epic Theatres of Clermont
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2405 S. Highway 27, Clermont, Florida 34711
(352) 242-6684

Open nightly and admission is $20 per car, per show. The refreshment stand and restrooms are open. Purchase tickets in advance online.

Epic Theatres of Mount Dora
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2300 Spring Harbor Boulevard, Mount Dora, Florida 32757
(352) 268-1559

Mt. Dora Drive-In will run two shows nightly starting at dusk unless noted on their Facebook page. Admission is $20 per car, per show. If you would like to stay for both features, the second ticket is half off ($10) at the box office. The refreshment stand is open.

Ocala Drive-In
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4850 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34480
(352) 629-1325

Open seven nights a week including all holidays regardless if it’s raining or not. Admission is $6 per adult, $3 per child (6-12 years old), and children 5 and under are free. Cash preferred. They are currently playing new releases as well as classic movies like Indiana Jones and Grease.

Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre
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4100 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland, Florida 33815
(863) 682-0849

A local favorite, this drive-in has been in Lakeland for more than 70 years now! It is open seven nights a week including holidays. Admission is $6 per adult, $2 per child (4-9 years old), and children 3 and under are free. You pay as you enter the theater. No advance tickets can be purchased. New movie schedules start on Fridays.

Joy-Lan Drive-In Theatre
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16414 U.S. 301, Dade City, Florida 33523
(352) 567-5085

The Joy-Lan Drive-In Theatre opened on October 31, 1950, and it’s still in working condition! Open seven nights a week for the summer. Admission is $6 per adult, $2 per child (4-9 years old), and children 3 and under are free. Gates open 30 min. before showtime. Snack bar is available.

Lake Worth Drive-In & Swap Shop
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3438 Lake Worth Road, Palm Springs, Florida 33461
(561) 965-4518

Open 365 days a year, this drive-in is a great option for West Palm Beach area outing. Admission is $7 per adult, $2 per child (5-11 years old), and children 4 and under are free.

Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop & Drive-In
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3291 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
(954) 791-7927

Open 365 days a year. Admission is $7 per adult, $2 per child (5-11 years old), and children 4 and under are free.

Funlan Swap Shop & Drive-In (Tampa)
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2302 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33610
(813) 234-2311

Drive-in theater is open nightly seven days a week including holidays unless noted on their Facebook page. Admission is $7 per adult, $2 per child (5-11 years old), and children 4 and under are free.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Theatre
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5011 U.S. Highway 41 North, Ruskin, Florida 33572
(813) 645-1455

This family-oriented drive-in theatre is open year-round, rain or shine, and shows two movies a night. Admission is $6 per adult (this includes both movies), $1 per child (5-8 years old), and children 4 and under are free. Cash only. Snack bar is open but outside food and beverage are permitted for an additional $5 per car. Alcohol is prohibited.

Jesup Drive-In Theatre
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3686 Savannah Highway, Jesup, Georgia 31545
(912) 427-7254

Georgia’s oldest drive-in movie theatre is open Thursday through Sunday only and shows two movies each night. All tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online only. The box office cannot sell a ticket. If bringing outside food or beverage you can purchase a food permit for an additional $5 online. Follow the directions online when purchasing tickets. A movie ticket allows you to see both movies, the first and second features.

Please comment below with any additional drive-in theaters we may have missed!

Jacksonville University alumna, Corinna Hoffman is a professional family and baby photographer working at her studio located in Riverside. She is a Yankees fan married to a Red Sox fan by choice. Corinna and her husband, Robert, are both passionate about their baseball teams just as much as they are with the Jacksonville Jaguars! They have been married for 15 years now and have two boys, Lincoln and Lochlan. When she is not photographing other people’s children, she is always taking photos of her kids as you can tell by her Instagram posts. They like to support all things local. Find them at a mom and pop's restaurant, brewery, or family events like the Jumbo Shrimp baseball games. They love the outdoors and camping so you might also find them hiking the nature trails in town!

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