Ad for Southside Drive In

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.

Aerial Photo of Site of Southside Drive In


Former Southside Drive In


Former Southside  Drive In

Southside Drive In Fort Myers

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