Mustang Drive-In

7301 Park Boulevard N,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Previously operated by: Floyd Theaters

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Mustang Drive-In

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 twinned in 1980. It was closed on January 27, 1994. 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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Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

rivest266 on November 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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

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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

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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

DavidZornig on May 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm

A/C unit photo added courtesy of Lynda Porter Smith.

rivest266 on October 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Higher quality grand opening ad at

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50sSNIPES on December 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm

The Mustang Drive-In was twinned in 1980 with a second smaller screen just north of the larger main screen, and the Mustang closed for the final time on January 27, 1994 with “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” at Screen 1 and “Sister Act 2” and “Look Who’s Talking Now” at Screen 2 as its last films.

Mikeoaklandpark on December 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm

I asked way back and nobody answered me. Did this theater with the large screen have true scope and flat presentations?

50sSNIPES on December 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm

Yes, it does show both CinemaScope and flat films.

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