Jan. 7: Joy-Lan Drive-In, Dade City FL

It’s Day Seven of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, and the drives between theaters continue to be mostly short. It took just 45 minutes to go from Lakeland to the Joy-Lan Drive-In just north of Dade City FL. The Joy-Lan is a sibling to yesterday’s Silver Moon, both owned by Harold Spears’ company Sun South Theatres. You can read the full history…

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Jan. 6: Silver Moon, Lakeland FL

It’s Day Six of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, and it starts with another 35-minute short hop. This time it’s from Tampa to the Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre in Lakeland FL. It seems appropriate that the Silver Moon, starting its 70th year, is surrounded on two sides by active retirement communities. As you can tell by this Google Street…

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