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 (11/19--11/25) (Closed Mon and Tue)

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Starts Friday 11/26- 12/2
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Ghosterbusters Afterlife

7:30 PM

Clifford the Big Red Dog

9:50 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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Social distancing 

You may experience increased wait times as our concession area has a limited amount of registers open at this time. Please line up outside of the snack bar 6 ft apart and have 1 or 2 members of your party pick up food to limit congestion.

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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

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


Swap Shop Menu

Breakfast Sandwiches:

Egg Sandwich
Sausage and Egg
Bacon and Egg
Biscuit and Sausage
Grilled Cheese


Hot Dogs
Corn Dogs

Fresh Coffee
Hot Chocolate

Orange Juice

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. 

Our Snack Bar is open Sunday morning with a  breakfast menu  featuring  breakfast sandwiches, coffee and ice-cold beverages.