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The “Garden Drive In Theater” was popular in the 1950s.
In High School the “28th Street Drive In” was known as “The Passion Pit”
I recall in the late 1940s each car was issued a hand operated mosquite spray gun as the mosquitoes were very bad. As the cars exited the movie you gave back the “Mosquito Sprayer” at the ticket booth.
I recall the “Capital Theater” floor was sidewalk blocks.
This Theater was first the “Ninth Street” Theater, then the “Sun Theater” and finally the “Sun Art Theater”.
The “Tangerine” and “Park” was the same theater.
I attended the “Park Theater” in 1956/1957 era.
I knew your Father or Grand Father who was a collector of German Luger Pistols. We both were members of the “Tampa Bay Gun Collectors” club. He had a office at the “Center Theater” which was the former “Roxy Theater”.
The first movie shown at the “State Theater” was “The Out Riders” starring Joel McCrea.