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Drive In Theatre
& Swap Shop

Welcome to the Joy-Lan Drive-In Theatre. We’ve been in Dade City, Florida for more than 70 years. In fact, we are one of the last drive-in theatres in Florida, but we are here to stay!

We have one screen often showing first-run movies – with double features five nights a week (closed Monday and Tuesday). Listen to the movie through your FM car radio. (93.1)

Now Playing

Now Playing Friday May26- Thursday June 1 (Closed Mon and Tue)






Starts Friday 6/2- 6/8
Closed Monday & Tuesday

The Little Mermaid

8:45 PM

The Boogeyman

11:15 PM


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Arrival time

Gates open 30 min before show time. Come early and pick out your favorite spot! Shows start at the scheduled time.

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Radio sound

Listen to the movie through your FM car radio.


Radio rentals are available but limited in number.  ($2 and Driver’s License required.)

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Be courteous


- no loud diesel engines
– no open flames or grills 
– no saving spaces with chairs; (placing chairs in front of vehicle OK)
– park large vehicles in the back rows
– do not raise lift gate as it blocks the view of other guests

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Pet friendly

-Leashed, well behaved pets are welcome

-Grassy areas around the theatre for pet walking

-Service pets ONLY in concession area

-Excessively barking pets may be asked to leave

Ticket Prices

Ages 10+

Ages 4-9

Under 4 years




Drive In Menu

Your purchases at the snack bar help keep this drive in open!



Hot Dog

Hamburger Dog

Corn Dog


Cheese Stix





Soft Drinks

Bottles Water

Soft Pretzel

Cotton Candy

Ice Cream

Snack Bar


On Sundays the Joy-Lan Drive-In Theatre grounds are transformed into the Swap Shop, where most anything can be bought or sold!

Swap Shop

The gates open at 5 a.m., and customer admission and parking is free.

Dealers must pay a set-up fee of $7-$9 on Sunday. 

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