Joy-Lan Drive In, Dade City FL

Screen 1

Screen 2

Welcome to the

Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre

Ages 4-9

Ages 10+

SMDI Closed Side 2


Welcome to the Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre. We’ve been in Lakeland, Florida for more than 70 years. In fact, we are the last drive-in theatre in Polk County, but we are here to stay!

**If you are coming on a Friday or Saturday night, we are currently suggesting arriving an hour early as we have seen increased interest in the theatre. During the week, we suggest 30 mins early. Shows start right at the scheduled time! No trailers are being played with retro movies. We do plan to get new first run movies when the major studios begin releasing them to theatres again!

The Silver Moon has two screens usually showing first-run movies – with double features seven nights a week. Listen to the movie through your FM car radio. But don’t get caught without sound! It’s best to bring your own as our rental supply is limited. ($2 and Driver’s License required.)

Come early to pick out your favorite spot! Make yourselves comfortable in the privacy of your own car. If you have a large pick or van, please park to the rear as a courtesy to other patrons.

Load up at the snack bar with your favorite treats (See menu). Your purchases at the snack bar help keep this drive in open and we want to be here for you!

**You may experience increased wait times as our concession area has a limited amount of registers open due to social distancing efforts. Also, we are lining customers up outside of the snack bar 6 ft apart. We do ask if it is possible to only have 1 or 2 members of each party come pick up food to limit congestion around the snack bar.

As a courtesy to other patrons, please note:
– No loud diesel engines allowed during the movie no diesel allowed with harsh fumes
– No open flames or grills of any kind
– No saving spaces or taking up parking spaces with chairs (You may place chairs in front of your own vehicle)
– Large vehicles will be parked in the back rows (small cars parked in the back rows may have large trucks in front of them and are encouraged to move to mid field and up)
– When backed in to a spot no rear lift gate / hatch may be lifted if it blocks the view of other guest

Check out our new online store for all of your favorite Silver Moon shirts!

Neon Front Silver Moon Shirts


Thank you all so much for your understanding and continued patronage. Without you, this drive in would just be another page in the history books!!


Beat the Rush!

We strongly suggest you come well before showtime. This will allow you to avoid traffic and find a better parking spot. We appreciate your understanding of the situation.

The Swap Shop

Open Saturdays and Sundays

Photos of the swap shop from Flickr

Vendor Set up Fee



The gates open at 5:00 a.m. We offer free customer admission and free parking, so come on down and have a good time!

Turn a profit by selling unwanted items, or spend a morning sifting through the various bargains up for sale or trade. The merchandise changes every week, so you never know what you might find!