Skylark Drive-In

2701 NE 14th Street,
Ocala, FL 34470

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The Skylark Drive-In in Ocala, FL. parked 300 cars and was owned in the 1950’s by W.H. Smith. Playing together one night was "Hannibal Brooks" and "Night They Raided Minsky’s".
Both carrying the old "M" rating.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

NE 14th STREET, OCALA, FLORIDA 34480

No longer seems to be a McDonald Road anywhere in the Ocala area. Also listed as on NE 14th Street.

Open ~1955-~1980? Anyone care to verify the exact dates?

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

On October 31, probably in 1958, NAKED IN THE NIGHT showed for 75 cents.

Sure could use the exact address, more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm

With so many newspaper ads,Bob,most of them never gave a street address.Guess they assumed the Locals knew where the Theatre was,Be it a Drive-in or Downtown theatre.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

2701 NE 14th St, Ocala, FL 34470

The above address will map accurately the location of the drive-in. An Auto Zone auto parts store currently occupyies the property.

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

sandpiperinn
sandpiperinn on September 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

McDonald road became 14th with the renaming of all Ocala roads for the postal service. NE 25th Ave was Hillside Drive, I grew up on it a short distance from the Skylark. You could actually hear the movies at night from my bedroom depending on the wind etc. even though we were slightly over a ¼ mile away. The address listed above of 2701 ne 14th is right on.

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