December 14, 2021

Nearly 70 years of vintage newspaper ads from Tampa's iconic Fun-Lan

Tampa's Fun-Lan Drive-In and Swap Shop is now closed, but the decades of film memories remain in the minds of those who visited the drive-in. Former employees and vendors shared their memories with CL and are moving on, but for those looking for images of Fun-Lan past, here are movie promotions spanning nearly 70 years of its existence—from the 1950s-2000s. 
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Tampa Tribune, 1950
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Tribune, 1950
Tampa Tribune, 1956
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Tribune, 1956
Tampa Tribune, 1956
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Tribune, 1956
Tampa Tribune, 1996
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Tribune, 1996
Tampa Tribune, 1957
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Tribune, 1957

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