Mulberry Drive-In

Florida 60 at Turner Road,
Mulberry, FL 33860

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REODONNELL on June 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

In the early to mid 1950s my father worked at this theater. I was just 3-5 years old. We lived in Mulberry just a few miles east of the theater. It was my fathers job to open the theater for the evening showing. This was my fathers 2nd job. First, we would first go to the ICE house in Mulberry and pickup a ice for the concession (before commercial ice machines). We then went to the theater and open the concession, crush the ice, put the movie reel (I think we got this from the post office) in the projector room (someone else came a little later and ran the projector). Finally, my dad would go to the ticket booth and begin selling tickets. At that moment, ours was the only car in the theater. Us kids, with my mother would play on the play ground until the movie started. All this happened before sundown. I remember seeing the Creature from the Black Lagoon (scarry) and many others ….

msroane79 on March 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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

jwmovies on October 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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

FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Video from 1997:

drewc on April 9, 2011 at 7:46 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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 10:39 am

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

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2010 at 5:51 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 April 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Thanks drewc. and for the pictures.

drewc on April 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I posted more images at View link

drewc on April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 5:15 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?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

To pin point the drive-in exactly on the Google Maps, especially the satllite and photo, go to the following (why it works so much better, I’LL never know).



TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for the photos Chuck1231.