Ruskin Family Drive-In

5011 Highway 41 N,
Ruskin, FL 33572

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Ruskin Family Drive-In (Official)

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Previously operated by: Floyd Theaters

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Rustic Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 813.645.1455

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Ruskin Family Drive-In

The Ruskin Family Drive-In was opened on April 16, 1952 with Gene Kelly in “Singing in the Rain”. It was taken over by the Floyd Theaters chain in 1960. It is now independently operated.

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Mikeoaklandpark on September 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Have they gone digital?

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

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

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.

MichaelKilgore on April 28, 2021 at 5:40 pm

Boxoffice, April 4, 1960: “A new member of the Floyd (Theatres) circuit is the Ruskin Drive-In, Ruskin, which formerly was operated by Harry Jones”

MichaelKilgore on December 14, 2022 at 8:21 am

The Tampa Bay Times ran an article about Ted Freiwald, who owns the Ruskin Family Drive-In with his wife Karen. According to the Times, the drive-in opened on April 16, 1952, Freiwald’s 19th birthday.

Mikeoaklandpark on December 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm

Does this theater have 1.85 flat and 2,36 scope capabilities?

Moviefan333 on January 9, 2023 at 8:36 pm

This is a fantastic place to go to the drive-in theater with your wife girlfriend boyfriend family. The owners are very friendly. Everything at the snack bar is delicious and very reasonably priced. I always get something at the snack bar when I go to the drive-in theater when visiting a friend in Florida. Ticket sales go right back to the studio so that Theatre makes next to nothing on tickets. So grab a popcorn candy soda cheeseburger french fries hotdog. Enjoy a movie under the stars

Mikeoaklandpark on January 11, 2023 at 11:59 am

Moviefan Is it still operated by Floyd Theaters? Also, do they have actual real scope. I hated Floyd theaters because their idea was the screen had to be full all the time so and scope pictures were off the screen. It was so ridiculous

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Drive-In 54 on January 11, 2023 at 4:20 pm

Nope…Floyd Theatres are long gone. Ted Freiwald bought the drive-in when Floyd Theatres got sold. Ted and is wife operate it now.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 14, 2023 at 8:40 am

Drive-In 54 Can they actually show scope films in scope on the screen?

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