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Drive-in Theaters in the News

Nov 17, 2018
Only five drive-in theaters remain in state
Built in 1949, Starlight is Atlanta's only remaining classic drive-in theater. It shows first-run movies on four screens with an up-to-the-minute digital projection system. According to the April 2004 issue of Atlanta magazine, managing partner Teri ...       Atlanta Journal Constitution       link
Nov 17, 2018
Wills explores things that are forgotten
... Parks' childhood home in Abbeville, the Old Torch Caf sign between Auburn and Tuskegee and the former Southern Railway roundhouse near Birmingham. Local photos included the old drive-in movie theater screen and the Mims Plantation in Clanton.       Clanton Advertiser       link
Nov 17, 2018
Joe Bob Briggs for the holidays live at Minneapolis Parkway Theater and on Shudder
The Last Drive-In was a 24-hour marathon of horror movies introduced, interrupted, inspected and investigated by Briggs, a one-off reboot of two TV shows he produced and starred in during the early days of cable, Drive-In Theater on The Movie ...       TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press       link
Nov 17, 2018
Winchester Drive-in owner dies
Veteran cinema operator and owner of Oklahoma City's last surviving drive-in theater, Lindy Shanbour, died Wednesday. He was 91. Shanbour was a World War II returning veteran when he got involved in real estate and buying and operating theaters in...       NewsOK.com       link
Winchester Drive-In Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 17, 2018
For once, the Big Game will return to its last-game tradition
Like heavyweight boxing extravaganzas, pension plans and drive-in movie theaters, many American traditions have fallen by the wayside. So has having the Big Game as the finale to the regular season. This year's game the 121st in one of the sport's...       San Francisco Chronicle       link
Nov 16, 2018
Couple from original Troup graduating class to celebrate 60 years of marriage
The Collegiate Grill was also a well-known hangout along with the Y and the drive-in movie. Johnston attended Mountville Elementary before she became a sub-freshman at Troup County High. During high school, she was a member of Sunnyside Baptist...       LaGrange Daily News       link
Nov 16, 2018
How Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall and Netflixs Money Saved Orson Welles Final Movie
Welles had left very few scenes unfilmed dummies being hit by bullets, little people setting off fireworks on the roof during a raucous party, and a bit of the ending at a drive-in movie theater in the San Fernando Valley. They were very isolated ...       TheWrap       link
Nov 15, 2018
Speedway Christmas by the numbers Millions of lights, thousands of cars, countless memories made
16,000 - Back by popular demand, Charlotte Motor Speedway's 16,000-square-foot HDTV will transform into a drive-in movie screen throughout the light show, playing popular holiday movies like Home Alone, The Santa Clause and Polar Express every...       Independent Tribune       link
Nov 15, 2018
Starlite Drive-ins fate remains unknown after sale of high-dollar projectors
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Supporters of the Starlite Drive-in are facing a new challenge after the theater's projectors have been sold, and the added expense, may seal the drive-in's fate. The high definition projectors that were sold, came with a high ...       KSN-TV       link
Starlite Drive-In Wichita, KS
Nov 15, 2018
Starlite Drive-Ins fate remains unknown after sale of high-dollar projectors
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Supporters of the Starlite Drive-in are facing a new challenge after the theater's projectors have been sold, and the added expense, may seal the drive-in's fate. The high definition projectors that were sold, came with a high ...       KSN-TV       link
Starlite Drive-In Wichita, KS
Nov 15, 2018
Solar Energy And Farm Protection
It was a drive-in movie theater. But it shows that solar is coming. Tesla is working in conjunction with the village of Canton on this. It shows municipalities can work with solar developers and farmers are interested in income they can earn from ...       WWNY TV 7       link
Nov 14, 2018
Deal to save the Starlite Drive-In is dead, would-be buyer says. We were this close.
But the digital projectors, which were purchased in 2013 for $187,000, had to be included in the sale. This whole deal that could have saved the drive-in theater got mucked up because Chuck sold the projectors, Cohen said. Unfortunately, because of ...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Nov 14, 2018
24 great things to do in Tucson this weekend Nov. 16-19
Drive-In Movie - Back to the Future. Journey with Marty back to the 1950s and see what happens when you mess with the past. Vendors for food, drinks, and snacks will be on site. Where Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road. When Sunday...       Arizona Daily Star       link
Nov 13, 2018
How Crystal City, the future home of Amazons new headquarters, got its name
Junkyards, motels, industry sites, a run-down ice skating rink and an airport drive-in theater once sat along a stretch of highway south of Washington. It was desolate and ugly. But local developer Robert H. Smith saw beyond the dilapidation. He saw ...       Washington Post       link
Nov 13, 2018
Robert De Niro Bashes Trump Again Down With This Motherfer
... had plenty to say about how they got their start together. We'd try to get on at Catch a Rising Star at one o'clock in the morning sometimes, for six or seven people who were making out you'd feel like you were at a drive-in movie, Crystal ...       Variety       link
Nov 13, 2018
Weekend Best Bets Nov. 16-18
Bring your water noodles to the Shoreview Community Center pool and wade about during a family-friendly movie, projected onto a poolside screen like a drive-in movie. (Get the pun?) No need to make reservationsjust show up for an evening of pool time.       Minnesota Monthly       link
Nov 12, 2018
Be careful what you wish for
The drive-in theatre, shrouded by poplar trees, caught my eye. Then up through the Pacific Avenue arch and further south on 99 towards Ft Lewis. The ride was mostly uneventful with the women chatting away, not particularly interested in my presence ...       Westside Seattle       link
Nov 12, 2018
Starlite Drive-In has closed after 50 years, Wichita leaders interested ...
The owner of the Starlite Drive-in has postponed an auction that would sell off the movie theater's assets, three days after city leaders expressed interest in...       Wichita Business Journal       link
Starlite Drive-In Wichita, KS
Nov 12, 2018
Auction for Starlite Drive-In postponed indefinitely
An auction for the Starlite Drive-In has been postponed until further notice. McCurdy Auction announced Monday morning that the change came at the request of the owners of South Wichita's famed drive-in theater, which recently announced it was ...       KWCH       link
Starlite Drive-In Wichita, KS
Nov 12, 2018
Auction for Starlite Drive-In postponed indefinitely - KWCH
McCurdy Auction announced Monday morning that the change came at the request of the owners of South Wichita's famed drive-in theater.       KWCH       link
Starlite Drive-In Wichita, KS