Mustang Drive-In

7301 Park Boulevard N.,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Mustang Drive-In

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Opened on June 8, 1966 with “My Fair Lady”, the Mustang Drive-In was a giant drive-in on Park Boulevard near Belcher Road. It was still showing movies as recently as 1990, but sometime after that, it became a swap-meet only. The theater was demolished sometime after 2001 for a Publix and a Lowe’s.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Well, you know Nick he will come through for us.Wish Robin would have I sent her quite a few pictures.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Thanks Nick,Saw the pictures.

sandyrand on July 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I may be crazy, and correct me if I’m wrong, but in 1984 when I attended a showing of Psycho II, I thought there were 2 screens at the Mustang. The main screen and another opposite on the other side of the concession building. I do remember they mixed up the reels. Made for an interesting showing!

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

No, you’re not crazy. I’ve heard there were two screens as well. When I visited the site in circa 2000, only one was standing. Perhaps the second one was a cheap addition later on and it was removed?

FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Video from 1996:

rivest266 on November 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

This opened on June 8th, 1966. I posted the grand opening ad here.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on December 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

Added some pictures and screen shots from FloridaDriveIns You Tube Videos…Great job FL DI’S

P. K. "Budd" Ballard
P. K. "Budd" Ballard on January 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

Andy is correct in his assumption. The Mustang was originally a single screen theatre with two projectors and arc lamps. Later when they no longer had a union projectionist, they added the second screen. Both the screen and the second projection booth were very cheap plywood construction. I worked there as a relief operator from new to just before they made it a twin.

rtallant23 on June 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

Love this site! I visited the Flea Market in this location as a kid quite frequently. Didn’t move to the area until 1994, but as far as I know, there were no showings. The flea market actually moved just down the street where the Wagon Wheel Flea Market sits, and they still use the Mustang Flea Market signage. I’m still in the area if anyone would like updated pictures of what some of these theatres became.

Mikeoaklandpark on June 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Can anyone tell me if this theater had true scope on the screen it looked very large. I know it was a Floyd theater and they were known for always wanting the full screen so scope features were off in outer space and the bushes. I hated it

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