Silver Moon Drive-In

4100 New Tampa Highway,
Lakeland, FL 33815

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Mikeoaklandpark on November 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Is this theater showing films in scope actually on the screen now that they are digital?

DavidZornig on November 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

2017 photo added, credit Chuck Ellis-The Flying Valiant.

Also below is the Silver Moon Drive-In’s Facebook page with link to their website.

David_Schneider on January 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm

The Silver Moon Drive-in can be glimpsed momentarily by passengers on passing Amtrak trains. : )

(I just uploaded a photo.)

FloridaDriveIns on November 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Video from the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1998:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 5, 2011 at 12:29 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 on July 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

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 on July 4, 2011 at 7:22 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 1:14 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?

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Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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

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Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 1:22 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.

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Mike Rogers on April 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

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

willsanders on December 19, 2005 at 11:19 pm

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

willsanders on December 19, 2005 at 11:04 pm

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 on January 18, 2005 at 5:32 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.