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Mar 19, 1999
A Landmark Deal Wichitas Last Drive-In Theater Has a New Owner and a New Lease On Life As the Starlite.       Wichita Eagle       link
Mar 14, 1997
The last of Wichitas drive-ins an offbeat option By Bud Norman.       Wichita Eagle       link
Jan 27, 1997
The last picture show The Landmark Twin Drive-in up fo sale By Sandy West.       Wichita Business Journal       link
Oct 8, 2014
Great opportunities for entertainment close to campus Starlite Drive-in Theatre. Although the opportunities to see performances both live and in film are plenty in Wichita, it is also possible to see performances alfresco. The Starlite Drive-in Theatre, 3900 S. Hydraulic, is known as being one of the ...       Wichita State Sunflower       link
Apr 8, 2016
Starlight Drive-In to preserve nostalgia, usher in a new era for outdoor movies That's perhaps a good thing for the Starlite, which wants to stick around as Wichita's last drive-in movie theater. As long as the town of Wichita continues to come and continues to support, we'll be here for many more years to come, said Chuck ...       Wichita Eagle       link
Apr 8, 2016
Starlite Drive-In to preserve nostalgia, usher in a new era for outdoor movies That's perhaps a good thing for the Starlite, which wants to stick around as Wichita's last drive-in movie theater. As long as the town of Wichita continues to come and continues to support, we'll be here for many more years to come, said Chuck ...       Wichita Eagle       link
Apr 8, 2016
Starlite Drive-In to preserve nostalgia, usher in new era for outdoor movies That's perhaps a good thing for the Starlite, which wants to stick around as Wichita's last drive-in movie theater. As long as the town of Wichita continues to come and continues to support, we'll be here for many more years to come, said Chuck ...       Wichita Eagle       link
Apr 8, 2016
Starlite Drive-In to preserve nostalgia, usher in a new era for outdoor movies The Wichita Eagle That's perhaps a good thing for the Starlite, which wants to stick around as Wichita's last drive-in movie theater. As long as the town of Wichita continues to come and continues to support, we'll be here for many more years to come, said Chuck ...       Wichita Eagle       link
May 8, 2016
El Dorado Old Star Vu Drive-In property remains for sale The drive-in theater was the second oldest in the state of Kansas and was closed in 2013. There are currently only four drive-in theaters in the state of Kansas, with the closest being the Starlite Drive-In located at 3900 S. Hydraulic St. in Wichita ...       Butler County Times Gazette       link
Jan 30, 2018
Wichita drive-in fans rejoice Your friends dont have to hide in the trunk this year Wichita's Starlite Drive-In is bringing back a popular pricing model it did away with last year. This spring, moviegoers at the drive-in will be charged by the carload as was tradition prior to last year. Over the peak summertime months, Starlite ...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
May 2, 2018
Update Starlite Drive-In will open again after apparent hiring spree The show will go on at Wichita's popular Starlite Drive-In this weekend. The movie theater had announced earlier in the afternoon Wednesday it would be temporarily closed, the result of an unspecified staffing issue. The outcry was swift on Facebook ...       Wichita Eagle       link
May 2, 2018
Starlite Drive-In will open again after apparent hiring spree The show will go on at Wichita's popular Starlite Drive-In this weekend. The movie theater had announced earlier in the afternoon Wednesday it would be temporarily closed, the result of an unspecified staffing issue. The outcry was swift on Facebook ...       Wichita Eagle       link
May 4, 2018
Seasonal staffing a struggle for Starlite WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - - Many reached out to KSN news regarding a post from Starlite Drive-In, the drive-in movie theater that's been in Wichita since the 1970's, regarding staffing struggles to the point of Starlite wondering if they could even open ...       KSN-TV       link
Jun 26, 2018
Starlite Drive-In owner seeks zoning change for theater land. Theaters future unclear. Some of the sights and sounds associated with a night at Wichita's drive-in movie theater. (Matt RiedlThe Wichita Eagle). By McClatchy. The drive-in movie theater industry (and theaters in general) is in a state of flux now in the age of Netflix. In ...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Jul 10, 2018
Starlite Drive-In owner explains theaters proposed zoning change The Starlite Drive-In Theater would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and concerns regarding the Wichita Eagle article, the post read. The drive-in remains open for your outdoor movie experience with your family and friends. Make sure to ...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Oct 16, 2018
Wichitas Starlite Drive-In closes for good The Starlite Drive-In is no more. The south Wichita drive-in theater announced Tuesday on Facebook that the season concluded on October 13 and the theater is permanently closed. This was a difficult decision many years in the making with declining...       KAKE       link
Oct 16, 2018
Starlite Drive-In is no more landmark Wichita theater permanently closed UPDATE, 1125 a.m. Tuesday Starlite Drive-In posted a message on its Facebook page, thanking its customers and staff, saying This was a difficult decision many years in the making with declining attendance and rapidly rising costs of maintenance and...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Oct 16, 2018
KAKE.com Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Wichitas ... The Starlite Drive-In is no more. The south Wichita drive-in theater announced Tuesday on Facebook that the season concluded on October 13 and the theater is...       KAKE       link
Oct 16, 2018
Starlite Drive-In is permanently closed The Wichita Eagle Employees of Wichita's Starlite Drive-In were notified Monday evening that the theater is permanently closed as of Oct. 13, 2018. Owner Chuck Bucinski wrote...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Oct 16, 2018
Wichitas Starlite Drive-In theater is closed, equipment to be auctioned Enlarge. The Starlite Drive-in was the last drive-in theater in south central Kansas. Courtesy logo. By Bill Roy Editor, Wichita Business Journal. 5 hours ago. The Starlite Drive-in theater at 3900 S. Hydraulic is closed for good. A note on the ...       Wichita Business Journal       link
Oct 17, 2018
Wichitas Starlite Drive-In closes permanently WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A summer-time staple in south Wichita is closed - for good. The owners of the Starlite Drive-In announced Tuesday, declining attendance and rising costs of maintenance and technology forced the theater to close. There will be an...       KWCH       link
Oct 29, 2018
Starlite Drive-In closes permanently Wichita's last drive-in theater permanently closed as of Saturday, Oct. 13. Starlite Drive-In has been a landmark for residents of Kansas for several decades. According to the Wichita Eagle, the theater opened in 1953 under the name of Rainbow Drive-In ...       Washburn Review       link
Oct 29, 2018
Starlite Drive-In fans plan rally to save theater The Wichita Eagle Supporters of the Starlite Drive-In theater are organizing a rally in an attempt to save the theater. Its owner, Chuck Bucinski, closed the theater earlier this month...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Oct 30, 2018
Starlite Drive-In shuts down The Starlite Drive-In, a beloved drive-in theater in Wichita, Kan., has recently made it public knowledge that due to declining attendance and rapidly rising costs of maintenance and technology, they will be shutting down. Through a public post on ...       Washburn Review       link
Oct 30, 2018
Starlite Drive-In shuts down News washburnreview.org The Starlite Drive-In, a beloved drive-in theater in Wichita, Kan., has recently made it public knowledge that due to declining attendance and rapidly rising costs...       Washburn Review       link
Nov 2, 2018
Rally planned for Wichita drive-in theater WICHITA, Kan - Supporters of Wichita's only drive-in movie theater are planning a rally this weekend in the hopes of convincing owners to keep it open. The Starlite Drive-In at Hydraulic and MacArthur closed earlier this year and the owner announced ...       KFDI       link
Nov 2, 2018
Rally planned for Wichita drive-in theater - Story - KFDI.com Supporters are hoping to keep the Starlite Drive-In open.       KFDI       link
Nov 4, 2018
Theres no other drive-in theater like this in the country Starlite supporters come together WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Since word got out that Starlite Drive-In may be no more in Wichita, hundreds of citizens have signed petitions to save it. To continue that momentum, many supporters gathered in town today, rallying to save the drive-in. Dozens ...       KSN-TV       link
Nov 4, 2018
Theres no other drive-in theater like this in the country Starlite ... WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Since word got out that Starlite Drive-In may be no more in Wichita, hundreds of citizens have signed petitions to save it. To continue...       KSN-TV       link
Nov 8, 2018
Cash offer that would have saved the Starlite Drive-In rejected by owner An eleventh-hour effort by a New York-based drive-in theater owner to save Wichita's Starlite Drive-In has failed. Rick Cohen, owner of the Transit Drive-In in Buffalo, N.Y., had extended a $750,000 offer in conjunction with Tulsa's Blake Smith (of the ...       Wichita Eagle blog       link
Nov 9, 2018
Wichita City Hall wants to step in and save Starlite Drive-In Supporters of the Save the Starlite movement applauded the gesture but say they want the city to rescind a zoning change that removed a property restriction requiring to it remain a drive-in theater. It's a good move, but it's not what they need to be ...       Wichita Eagle       link
Nov 9, 2018
Wichita City Hall wants to step in to save Starlite Drive-In The ... The city of Wichita is asking the owner of the Starlite Drive-In to pause efforts to sell the property to allow time to find investors to save the iconic theater.       Wichita Eagle       link
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
Nov 12, 2018
Starlite Drive-In owner postpones auction of property from theater On Oct. 16, owner Chuck Bucinski announced on Facebook that he was closing Wichita's last remaining drive-in theater. That's after Bucinski had applied for a zoning change for the land at Hydraulic and MacArthur Road to industrial and commercial uses.       Wichita Business Journal       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
Nov 12, 2018
Hope for Starlite Drive-In Liquidation auction is postponed Monday offered a faint glimpse of hope for Wichita's recently shuttered drive-in theater. McCurdy Auction announced Monday morning it is postponing a liquidation auction to sell off nearly all of the pieces of the Starlite Drive-In, 3900 S. Hydraulic.       Wichita Eagle blog       link
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
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
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
Nov 20, 2018
Fight to save Starlite Drive-in not over, councilman says Monday, Wichita Council member James Clendenin posted a video on Facebook, encouraging supporters of the drive-in theater not to give up. We're working hard on it. I wanted people to know even though they don't see a headline, there is work being...       KWCH       link
Dec 7, 2018
The Starlite Drive-In is saved Anonymous Wichitan purchases theater       The Wichita Eagle       link
Dec 7, 2018
The Starlite Drive-In, Wichitas last drive-in theater, saved by anonymous person after it closed in October       The Topeka Capital-Journal       link

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