Wales Drive-In

1920 Old Bartow Road,
Lake Wales, FL 33853

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Mmandarano
Mmandarano on September 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

From the Google Earth historical aerials view, it looks like nearly all elements of this theatre remained in tact similar to the 1996 video until as late as early 2005.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Here is the You Tube Video from FloridaDriveIns

FloridaDriveIns
FloridaDriveIns on October 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Video from 1996: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp1TpRizrdo

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm

This will get you there….

1920 Old Bartow Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Opened in 1955?

At one time it was operated by Floyd Theaters of Haines City, Florida, Carl Floyd, President. He had around 40 theaters, all in Florida.

I saw the drive-in listed as being on E Central Ave? Wish we had an exact address or crossroads so I could see the remains from the air on the Google Map.

Anyone have more info or photos of the drive-in when it was open?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on July 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Here are some pictures I took in July 2010.

Here are somebody else’s pictures from February 2004.