Ocala Drive-In

4850 S. Pine Avenue,
Ocala, FL 34480

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Ocala Drive-In Theatre, October 29, 2011

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Opened as Dyers Drive-In in 1948. By 1949, it was listed as the Drive-In, operated by Carl C. Howell with a capacity for 550 cars. By 1955 it had been renamed Ocala Drive-In and was operated by Ray Rogers with a 500 car capacity. It was closed in 2007.

Taken over by new operators, a flea market began operating on the site in the spring of 2011, and the drive-in was renovated and reopened on July 29, 2011 with a 300 car capacity.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

I didn’t include “lost” because he is no longer on CT. Hated to see Lost go,but i am sure he had his reasons.

Lonaud
Lonaud on July 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Just listened to their message today. Still being remodeled. No projected opening date on message.

vschubr
vschubr on July 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Just an update thought anyone who has been long awaiting the Ocala Drive-In re-opening as long as I have may want to know that I happened to find. A grand opening date on the drive-in.com website today of July 29th. No other info as far as what the movies will be that day.

Celeste
Celeste on August 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

The Ocala Drive-In IS open!Here is the Link: http://ocaladrivein.info/ They show a Double Feature for 1 low Price! Adults: $6.00,Kids(6-12)$3.00,Kids under 6 are free!

OcalaDriveinTheatre
OcalaDriveinTheatre on August 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

Checkout the new cohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh53s3ASuXw&feature=feedlikmmerical:

OcalaDriveinTheatre
OcalaDriveinTheatre on August 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

We would like to Thank all of our customers for making it possible for us to celebrate our one year anniversary on July 29,2012. The drive-in is doing well and we look forward to being here for generations to come. Visit us at www.ocaladrivein.info or on facebook

mrogers1020
mrogers1020 on March 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I lived here from 1949-1960. My dad was Ray Rogers who was the manager of the theatre under Ira Dyer and then Carl Howell. We lived inside the screen apt for a several years and then we moved into the house directly behind the drive-in parking lot. (not there anymore) I now live in Albany, Ky. I have such wonderful memories of the theatre, and am so glad it is still going strong. LONG LIVE OCALA DRIVE-IN !!!

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The Ocala is one of the lucky winners from projectdrivein. ‘How sweet it is’ for the new owners to be able to convert to digital.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Oh that is wonderful news.

Patsy
Patsy on September 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Such sweet news! Congrats!

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