Floriland Drive-In

9503 N. Florida Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33611

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rivest266 on September 30, 2017 at 8:06 am

This opened on March 11th, 1952. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

RRF on July 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

The demise of the theater was accelerated due to the wood screen frame burning due to lightning and combustion of pine trees next to the screen. The indoor twin cinema next door which premiered such films as Tommy in quadraphonic sound also nailed the coffin.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Another great handbill – thanks!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks Nick,again.I know you wish you would have taken pictures years ago.I am in the same boat,If they don’t turn up in BOXOFFICE you won’t see them.

Nunzienick on April 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm

In contrast with the above aerials here’s an aerial of the former lot as it looks today:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Now who could that be? Maybe me in my Super 8 epic horror film “THE FUNKY VAMPIRE”. I played the Vampire and of course got all the girls before a wooden cross was thrown on me. VIOLENT death,We almost got an R rating.

TLSLOEWS on March 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm

And what about the Unfamous Monsters?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Great article on Forry,Surprized more CT guys haven’t written about FAMOUS MONSTERS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I sent that way before we ever heard of CT, You know you could put a bunch of pictures on if you have the time.Maybe in a few months i can send a few because Robin didn’t put all the ones i sent,Maybe it was too many.Well, you know me and these Theatres.

Nunzienick on March 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Yes Mike I still have that photo and I intend to post it on the 20th Century page as soon as I can. It’s a great photo too. Thanks for sending me a copy!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Do you still have the booth picture I copied for you out of BOXOFFICE.Think it was the 20th Century.

Nunzienick on March 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Aerial view dated 9/5/58 taken from a slight distance:
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Screen and portion of playground near exit taken on 10/8/57:
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Playground looking towards lot taken on 10/8/57:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I am sure Nick will fill in all the history.This guy knows TAMPA theatres!