Ocala Drive-In

4850 S. Pine Avenue,
Ocala, FL 34480

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Patsy
Patsy on September 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

Such sweet news! Congrats!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 24, 2013 at 6:06 am

Oh that is wonderful news.

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

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.

mrogers1020
mrogers1020 on March 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

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 !!!

OcalaDriveinTheatre
OcalaDriveinTheatre on August 9, 2012 at 1:28 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

OcalaDriveinTheatre
OcalaDriveinTheatre on August 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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

Celeste
Celeste on August 16, 2011 at 9:39 am

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!

vschubr
vschubr on July 21, 2011 at 8:19 am

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.

Lonaud
Lonaud on July 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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.

LoInFlo
LoInFlo on May 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

The Ocala Drive-In is still being remodeled, but should be ready to open by June 2011. Please call them at 352-629-1325 to keep abreast of the actual opening date. They’re putting a tremendous amount of work into restoring the old drive-in and it should be pretty terrific once they’re ready.

Patsy
Patsy on January 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Chuck AND Lost Memory though LM (Ken) doesn’t contribute to CT anymore and it is our great loss to this theatre site.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Yes, Thanks Chuck you supply so much info.

Patsy
Patsy on January 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Chuck…as always!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

is It open yet.Anyone in Flordia have any new info.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

This drive-in will be reopening in December: View link

Jtaylor83
Jtaylor83 on March 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Hey, Lost Memory. I think I saw that drive-in still standing while I was traveling towards Orlando and on the way back home. It was right on US 301/441. I’ll check if it got demolished or if it’s still standing when I get a chance to go there. I’ll let you know.

Patsy
Patsy on March 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

It looked that way with many tall weeds in sight though the screen is still there along with the drive-through ticket kios.

Patsy
Patsy on March 3, 2010 at 7:47 am

Chuck: I was recently in FL and happen to see this drive-in on 441 though wasn’t sure if it was still an operating drive-in. I think it is being used for a flea market now.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Here is an October 2007 article about the closing, along with another photo.
http://tinyurl.com/ybtu33k
http://tinyurl.com/ycn4szb

alicein1derland
alicein1derland on March 4, 2005 at 11:00 am

I don’t know what you mean by “true cinemascope” or “flat presentations” but I do know that the “screen” —if you can call it that— is a huge white concrete block wall. Sometimes the picture is too wide, and the left and right sides of the picture falls off and is projected onto the bushes. :) Does this help?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on March 4, 2005 at 10:43 am

Can anybody who lives in Ocala tell me if this theater has true cinemascope and flat presentations. All the theaters in Tampa and Ft Lauderdale don’t. It really sucks. Movies in cinemascope hang of the end of the screen. The orignal owner Flloyd thetaers wanted the screen full at all times. Rather than have the black bars for films in flat they would rather have the scope films hang off.