Silver Moon Drive-In

4100 New Tampa Highway,
Lakeland, FL 33815

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FloridaDriveIns
FloridaDriveIns on November 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Video from the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1998: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX_Yr7At5-s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Valley Drive-in in Aiken County,S.C. was the same way according to projectionists most of the movie was in “the pine trees!”

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 5, 2011 at 12:47 pm

The problem withth is theater like any of the theaters in the Floyd theater chain is the screens are not wide enough to show movies in scope so the pictures goes off the screen and into the bushes. A waster of my money if I can’t see a film in scope the way it was meant to be seen.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I highly doubt it. The Silver Moon’s website says nothing about it ever switching over to being a negro theater. Sounds like you might’ve found a new drive-in.

Richard Wheeler
Richard Wheeler on July 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I have come across a photo of a playbill for the Harlem Drive-In Theatre that was located “1-½ miles west of Lakeland off New Tampa Highway”. It stated that it was “for colored patrons”. The period appears to be mid-1950s. Is that the same theatre as the Silver Moon?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

“LAWMAN” and “WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN” are playing.Another screwed up Double feature.Both GP.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

And I wish I would have went here when in Tampa instead of that nightmare of a Drive-in the FUN-LAN Drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm

in 1956 it parked 400 cars and was owned by I.Q. Mize.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Very nice looking drive-in and still open after all this time.

willsanders
willsanders on December 20, 2005 at 1:19 am

The chain is Sun Coast Theaters. They also own Joylan Drive-In.
The Silver Moon is also a Swap Meet( Flea Market)

willsanders
willsanders on December 20, 2005 at 1:04 am

My Family and I moved to Lakeland in September.We had never been to a
Drive-In. The Silver Moon is great. It is now $3.50 a person. Children are free. I work at a theater and I will still pay to see a movie every once and a while to enjoy the experience.

chriselrod
chriselrod on January 18, 2005 at 7:32 am

My wife and I try to take in a movie at the Silver Moon once a month. While it features first-run movies and FM radio sound, they still feature the vintage “let’s all go to snack bar” advetisement clips before each show. It also has the original sound modules to attach to the car window (if you don’t want to listen on your radio) and a vintage selection of snacks. All in all it is a true Americana drive-in experience. At $3.00 a car you can’t beat it for a great night out.