Mulberry Drive-In

Florida 60 at Turner Road,
Mulberry, FL 33860

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Mulberry Drive-In

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Opened as the Fran Linn Drive-In prior to 1955. The Mulberry Drive-In sits along Highway 60 between Mulberry and Brandon. The giant cement screen tower is visible for a good distance, even when it’s covered with vines during the summer. It appears that the screen had been enlarged at one point, though those additions have fallen off.

At the time of my first visit to the theater around 2001 or so, there was a house located where the concession stand would’ve been. By 2009, that house was gone. The ramps are still visible, as well as some crushed shells for the lot. The screen was demolished in early-2013.

Contributed by Andy

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Same Drive-in? There was a Fran-LIN DRIVE-In in Mulberry,Fla. in the late 50’s.Wonder if it is a name change?

drewc
drewc on April 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

This was the Fran-Linn Drive-In Theaatre, later known as the Mulberry Drive-In Theatre.

drewc
drewc on April 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I posted more images at View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Thanks drewc. and for the pictures.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

From looking at all the photos, it looks like the left side of the wide screen addition is still on the screen, but the right side is gone. What do you think?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 7:39 am

The screen is built just like the WOODZO DRIVE-IN in Newport,Tenn.only the WOODZO was painted yellow.

drewc
drewc on April 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Your welcome Chuck1231. The link to the second photo you posted is from my other Flickr account. They were all shot on the same day.

FloridaDriveIns
FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Video from 1997: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90C71FTs-6g

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 4020 Florida 60.

msroane79
msroane79 on March 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I drove past this site today and saw that the entire screen structure has been removed. All that remains is an empty field.

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