The Southside Drive In was located at 13972 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, Fl. It opened on October 21, 1970. It was opened and managed by Floyd Theaters. This was a company based in Haines,Florida. They also managed the Northside Drive In and the Edison Theater both in Fort Myers.
The Southside Drive In featured a 600 car parking ramp. The screen was 100 feet wide to accommodate Cinemascope films.
The property around the theater became valuable due to development of the area . Floyd made the decision to sell the theater and adjacent real estate. The theater closed on September 21, 1986. It was demolished and a car dealership was built on the site.