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 3:03 pm

I found the movie ads you might get them before you read this,Mailed them June12 2010.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Looking foward to seeing them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 12, 2010 at 6:55 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 5:45 pm

Thanks Nick,Saw the pictures.

sandyrand
sandyrand on July 26, 2010 at 4:33 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
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 26, 2010 at 4:44 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
FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Video from 1996: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0i0kcyJaOc

rivest266
rivest266 on November 19, 2011 at 4:05 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 2:28 pm

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 2:24 pm

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.

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