Ruskin Family Drive-In

5011 Highway 41 North,
Ruskin, FL 33572

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dansdriveintheater on January 16, 2019 at 2:53 pm

it was at a danger of closing last year due to the lights of the parking lot at the publix’s supermarket next year.

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Drive-In 54 on September 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Yup..look at the pictures. A few years ago.

Mikeoaklandpark on September 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Have they gone digital?

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Drive-In 54 on September 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I stopped in and took some pictures of the Ruskin Drive-In. Also, I talked to Ted and Karen Freiwald the owners. They are very nice people and love to talk about the drive-in. If you need to find out anything about drive-in theatres in Florida, Ted is your man.

Chris1982 on September 19, 2014 at 1:11 am

The Ruskin Drive-In opened in 1952 with “Singing In The Rain”

jwmovies on November 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Above address dos not map properly. Use 5011 U.S. 41, Apollo Beach, FL 33572.

cvolosin on March 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm is the official website. The last 35mm print was John Carter, then they re-opened the following friday in Digital..

Its been a while since we have been to the ruskin, now that the baby is 9 moths old we might try getting out there as it is only 10 min from our house.

I’m definatly looking forward to a brighter picure it was really hard watching Harry Potter on the screen with so many dark scenes!

RickB on March 22, 2012 at 7:58 am

Digital projection has been installed: Tampa Bay Times story here. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has a story about the Ruskin and the Fun-Lan in Tampa in today’s print edition but I can’t find it online.

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Mike Rogers on January 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

I favored the Drive-in!!!!!

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Mike Rogers on January 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

thanks Nick for the newstip.

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Mike Rogers on January 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

This just in,THE RUSKIN FAMILY DRIVE-IN could be driven out of business if it can’t find the cash to convert to digital. Well,that is about all I am reading,mom and pop outfits getting the dog ditch.What was so bad about 35mm film.Progess I know,tell it to the Ruskin’s folks,tell it to them.

FloridaDriveIns on December 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Video from 1996:

42ndStreetMemories on April 24, 2005 at 8:54 am

Here are some nice shots of the Ruskin. Still going strong.