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Great for all ages!

Went there for a date night and it was so much fun! The popcorn was awesome and the environment was... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
Back to my childhood

It was like stepping back in time when we used to go to the drive-in. The concession stand and even... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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5011 U.S. Hwy 41 North, Ruskin, FL
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2013

A flood of memories came back from my childhood of going to the drive-in as I drove thru the gate and saw the concession stand and the speakers by each parking place. My husband and I have enjoyed our experience here many times, sitting in...More

3  Thank KathyEvans
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Not pet friendly. Period. Really. Not so much. Period. Won't likely ever be back. Period. Really. Will inform all my pet loving friends of the same. Thanks, Ruskin Drive In. Theater for making this experience very vivid for us. Period.

1  Thank Doug S
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All reviews concession stand snack bar blast from the past lawn chairs double feature first run movies nachos great price bring your own a real treat good old days safe environment movie experience can't beat the price several times popcorn speakers
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Went there for a date night and it was so much fun! The popcorn was awesome and the environment was so nice!! The only thing I wish is that maybe later in the evening they would have more options of movies that are not just...More

Thank JJ M
Reviewed 18 July 2018

It was like stepping back in time when we used to go to the drive-in. The concession stand and even the speakers were working.

Thank lsgerjovich
Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a great time and a real treat seeing a movie outside sitting in the comfort of my truck with the sound system coming from the old style box on a post. Snack Bar too! Great price and double feature. This is a must stop.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It is a great local drive-in that plays new release movies. It is reasonably priced and definitely worth every cent.

Thank Justin O
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The last time I went to a drive in was about 20 years ago. The Ruskin Family Drive In gives you a lot of bang for your buck. 2 movies for $6.00. We went on a weeknight. Ticket both opens at 7:30 on the dot....More

Thank sewessentialbags
Reviewed 24 April 2018

At a time when most of the northern movie drive-in's are closing we have this gem from the past to take your family or significant other to experience something that has been a part of movie nostalgia.

1  Thank jerzray
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoy two movies with your family for just $6 per personunder the stars. you can bring lawn chairs, blankets or just sit in your car. Popcorn and other goodies are sold at their store. Early spring is perfect to go! Great audio quality and safe...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We love to go to the Ruskin Family Drive-In. We've been several times, most recently with our friends, their kids and our 11 year old daughter. Everyone had a lovely time. We sat in our car, while our friends brought lawn chairs they set out...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We visited after a day out in the area, I loved this drive in theater! The theater was playing a double feature of two movies that have just been released. We ate earlier so I can not comment on the snack bar but the prices...More

Thank BrittBear1
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is one of the last remaining truly authentic drive-ins left in the country. There's something really special about going through the gates and feeling like you have stepped back into a kinder, gentler time. Each time we take our kids (and we've gone quite...More

2  Thank TropicHope
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