Dale Mabry Drive-In

Dale Mabry Highway at Gandy Boulevard,
Tampa, FL 33611

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

I suspect that this ad had red and black ink. I uploaded it in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Here is page 1 of the ad mentioned on top.

Found on Newspapers.com

Page 2

Found on Newspapers.com

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on April 19, 2016 at 6:37 pm

I can’t say that I remember a young girl with a German Shepard. Probably either before or after my time. I was there from around August ‘69 to February '70. Although I didn’t stay very long I enjoyed the work and especially the people. Wages were not good but there were a few perks. Free movies, free passes for family and friends, free popcorn, and all the soda you could drink.

KRULMS54
KRULMS54 on April 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Don’t know if you were working when Rosie’s grand daughter walked up there with her dog one night. A german shepherd. That was me I was under 10 years old.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on April 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm

KRULMS54: I worked with Rosie and Mrs. Thom back in 1969 and have fond memories of both ladies. They were the nicest sweetest ladies and a real pleasure to work with. Nice to hear from someone who was close to them. I still think about the time I worked at the Dale Mabry. We ran the cleanest most efficient refreshment stand of all the drive-ins in town. Hard to believe 47 years have since passed.

KRULMS54
KRULMS54 on April 18, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Rosie was my Grandmother and Mrs Thom was like a grandmother to me.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on July 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Just posted a couple ads for showing of “The Sound of Music” under photos.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on January 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thomas, Since opening in 1949 this theatre has always been called the Dale Mabry Drive-In. Tampa has never had a theatre called Apollo although there is a city called Apollo Beach several miles from Tampa. Maybe you’re thinking of a theatre in that area? Although the Dale Mabry probably did run all the Planet of the Apes films on one evening so it may have been this drive-in you saw them at.

Thomas_Rogers
Thomas_Rogers on January 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I can not remember but was this drive inn called Apollo drive in once before they built the jah-lia sports arena and crosstown express or am I think of another place? I remember watching all nite movies Planet of the Apes all of them. Thomas Rogers

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Thanks for the great program! However, “on our giant panoramic screen” is certainly misleading. The Dale Mabry had a small squarish screen during this time. It wasn’t until 1964 when a larger wide screen was installed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

thanks Nick, what a large Drive-in.those apartments fit right in!!!

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on April 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Here’s an aerial of the property as it looks today:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Nick,did you get the ad i sent down.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

You know I always wanted to see"CASTLE KEEP" I have the one-sheet I got out of the Miller Theatre. I am born on his birthday so I guess I have always been a Burt Lancaster fan.I don’t think “CASTLE KEEP” has ever been out on VHS or DVD.From what I read fans of his just disliked an actor of his staure coming out with an R rated movie,this was the late sixties.John Wayne was smarter,for good or bad,he turned down “DIRTY HARRY”.Those old actors had a group of fans and like John Wayne would say “John Wayne doesn’t to this.”

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on June 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I think “Castle Keep” opened first-run at the Loew’s as I seem to remember seeing it there. Never saw “The Gypsy Moths.” Mike, what’s the reason these two may have hurt Lancaster with his fans, the R rating?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

“The Gypsy Moths” and “Castle Keep” were two back to back R-rated movies that many feel hurt Lancaster with his fans.Nick,they look great.Left you a Thank you on National Hills Theatre.Better to be on CT than in my movie ad collection.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on June 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

More programs dated 1967 & 1970:
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

Nice vintage ads Nick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Nick, also included are a few more theatre stories I wrote.They are not as good as your,but they a few cute stories,like the HOOKERS working a Drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Nick, How are the stories coming. I am sending you some pictures of National Hills after it closed and the MODJESKA in augusta having the Marquee torn down.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

You are right.nick,did tell me once he finished this long story he too forgot a few stories.I do think had i taken the time like Nick,I wouldn’t have guys from the West coast correcting my dates.I mean you gotta admit it was a screw up to say Columbia1 and 2 opened in 1977,WHEN IT WAS 1976. A little more time looking up facts would have been better.Like Nick. Trying to get TLSLOEWS to write some stuff on Nashville theatres,but he is like me i think in that he doesn’t want to get things wrong about a theatre he worked at. Where is Cathy? Boy.never thought her for the shy one.

robinmitcham
robinmitcham on March 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

But Mike, if you told it all at once you wouldn’t have anything left to say! LOL

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Yeah, Nick is pretty good at this. You have to wait several weeks,but when he puts something out you just hope most of the CT fans will read it. I should have,and i told nick this the other night over the phone,I should have just sat down and crafted a story about NATIONAL HILLS and Columbia 1 and 2,with the IMPERIAL to a lesser extent because i did not work there as much,And just write one long story instead of 123 posts.

robinmitcham
robinmitcham on March 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm

That was a great introduction…best I have seen on here so far!