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May 25, 1999
Drive-Ins Endure as Icon of America By David Reed.       Associated Press       link
Aug 20, 2014
Summer rituals Starlite Drive-In A showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lights up the night sky at the Starlite Drive-In Theater in Christiansburg on Friday. The Starlite has been showing outdoor movies for 61 years, and this year will extend its season through the end of September.       Roanoke Times       link
Oct 9, 2016
Starlite Drive-Ins speaker volume turns up debate The Starlite Drive-In Theater, which is off Roanoke Road in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years. A change in its sound system this year has caused complaints from neighbors and town officials have stepped in to ...       Roanoke Times       link
Oct 28, 2016
Controversy takes center stage at Christiansburg drive-in theater CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) A Christiansburg theater that has been open since 1953 is now at the center of controversy. The Starlite Drive-In Theater changed its speaker set-up this past season to save money. Owners said it was costing thousands of...       WSLS       link
Jun 2, 2017
Starlite Drive-In cited for noise violation, will... Noise concerns at an iconic drive-in movie theater in Christiansburg are now being taken to the courtroom. Last weekend, police cited the Starlite drive-in for a noise disturbance. Now the theater says it's hired an attorney to file an injunction ...       WSLS       link
Jun 2, 2017
Starlite Drive-In cited for noise violation, will continue... Noise concerns at an iconic drive-in movie theater in Christiansburg are now being taken to the courtroom. Last weekend, police cited the Starlite drive-in for a noise disturbance. Now the theater says it's hired an attorney to file an injunction ...       WSLS       link
Jun 2, 2017
Christiansburgs Starlite Drive-In issued noise violation after complaints CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A favorite summertime spot just received its first violation in its 65 year run. Starlite Drive-In movie theater was given a noise violation Saturday for playing the sound too high during movies. A Christiansburg police ...       WDBJ7       link
Jun 2, 2017
Christiansburgs Starlite Drive-In issued noise violation after ... CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A favorite summertime spot just received its first violation in its 65 year run. Starlite Drive-In movie theater was given a noise...       WDBJ7       link
Jun 2, 2017
Christiansburgs Starlite Drive-In summoned over noise issue The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road (U.S. 460 & 11 business) in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years. A change in its sound system has caused complaints from neighbors and town officials have...       Roanoke Times       link
Jun 2, 2017
Starlite Drive-In cited for noise violation, will continue operation Noise concerns at an iconic drive-in movie theater in Christiansburg are now being taken to the courtroom. Last weekend, police cited the Starlite drive-in for a noise disturbance. Now the theater says it's hired an attorney to file an injunction ...       WSLS       link
Jun 2, 2017
Christiansburgs Starlite Drive-In summoned over noise issue ... The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road (U.S. 460 & 11 business) in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years.       Roanoke Times       link
Nov 28, 2017
Judge dismisses noise citation against Starlite Drive-In The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road (U.S. 460 & 11 business) in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years. A change in its sound system has caused complaints from neighbors and town officials have...       Roanoke Times       link
Nov 29, 2017
Judge dismisses noise citation against Starlite Drive-in Theater in Christiansburg The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years. A change in its sound system has spurred complaints from neighbors, but a judge said the cinema is exempt from the noise...       Roanoke Times       link
Nov 28, 2017
Starlite show can go on The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road (U.S. 460 & 11 business) in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years. A change in its sound system has caused complaints from neighbors. The Roanoke Times File.       Roanoke Times       link
Nov 28, 2017
Starlite show can go on Christiansburg News roanoke.com The Starlite Drive-In Theater, located off Roanoke Road (U.S. 460 & 11 business) in Christiansburg, has been showing outdoor movies for more than 60 years.       Roanoke Times       link
Dec 2, 2017
Starlite Drive-In noise citation hurt business, owner says (WDBJ7) In Christiansburg a noise citation that forced lower speaker volume at a drive-in movie theater turned many customers away, the owner tells us. Peggy Beasley, the owner of Starlite Drive-In says last season had low attendance because of the ...       WDBJ7       link
Mar 1, 2018
Christiansburg hosting meeting on draft ordinance triggered by Starlite issue CHRISTIANSBURG One of the proposed changes to the town's noise ordinance eliminates an exemption that allowed the Starlite Drive-In Theater to beat a publicized charge in court late last year. That exemption, which the General District Court judge ...       Roanoke Times       link
Mar 2, 2018
Meeting over new Christiansburg noise ordinance, following Starlite controversy, gets heated CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The first of several meetings Thursday night over changes to Christiansburg's Noise Ordinance got a little out of control. This all started when the Starlite Drive in Movie Theatre upgraded its sound system, and some ...       WDBJ7       link
Mar 9, 2018
Public turns out en masse to speak out against proposed Christiansburg noise ordinance CHRISTIANSBURG Nearly all of those who spoke during a packed meeting at Christiansburg Town Hall on Thursday night voiced opposition to recently proposed noise ordinance changes sparked by volume issues at the Starlite Drive-In Theater. More than ...       Roanoke Times       link
Mar 9, 2018
Starlite Drive-In proposes their own changes to the Christiansburg noise ordinance CHRISTIANSBURG,Va.- - People living around the Starlite Drive-In Theater first complained about the volume in 2016 after the business switched to amplified speakers. Thursday night was the second of several meetings held to find a solution to decrease ...       WSLS 10       link
Mar 9, 2018
Starlite Drive-In proposes their own changes to the... - WSLS 10 CHRISTIANSBURG,Va.- - People living around the Starlite Drive-In Theater first complained about the volume in 2016 after the business switched to amplified speakers. Thursday night was the second of several meetings held to find a solution to decrease ...       WSLS 10       link
Mar 9, 2018
Starlite Drive-In proposes its own changes to the Christiansburg noise ordinance CHRISTIANSBURG,Va.- - People living around the Starlite Drive-In Theater first complained about the volume in 2016 after the business switched to amplified speakers. Thursday night was the second of several meetings held to find a solution to decrease ...       WSLS 10       link
Mar 9, 2018
Starlite Drive-In proposes its own changes to the... - WSLS 10 CHRISTIANSBURG,Va.- - People living around the Starlite Drive-In Theater first complained about the volume in 2016 after the business switched to amplified speakers. Thursday night was the second of several meetings held to find a solution to decrease ...       WSLS 10       link
Mar 12, 2018
Citizens fear new noise ordinance could run Starlite out of business CHRISTIANSBURGThe line continues to be drawn in the sand between Christiansburg officials and the owners of a local drive-in theatre. The town is considering slight adjustments to its noise ordinance that follow the Starlite Drive-In being cited for ...       OurValley.org       link
Apr 19, 2018
Starlite Drive-In Second showings of movies can only be listened to on radio CHRISTIANSBURG Until a noise debate with the town is finally sorted out, patrons of the Starlite Drive-In Theater will for now only be able to listen to second showings on the radio, the venue's owner said. Starlite owner Peggy Beasley, who attended ...       Roanoke Times       link
Apr 19, 2018
Starlite Drive-In Second showings of movies can only be listened to ... CHRISTIANSBURG Until a noise dispute with the town is resolved, Starlite Drive-In Theater patrons will only be able to listen to second, or later evening, showings on the radio,       Roanoke Times       link
Apr 20, 2018
Amid noise ordinance battle, Starlite Drive-in opens for the season CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - The Starlite Drive-in Theater in Christiansburg showed its first movie of the season Thursday night, just days before the town decides on a proposed noise ordinance. That's after complaints from neighbors that the theater's ...       WSLS 10       link
Apr 25, 2018
Christiansburg approves new noise ordinance The revamp of the noise ordinance was triggered by an issue that began with decades old Starlite Drive-In Theater, which in 2016 drew neighbor complaints for its nascent use of an outdoor multi-speaker system for movies. Starlite operators have said ...       Martinsville Bulletin       link
Apr 25, 2018
Christiansburg town council approves of changes to sound ordinance (WDBJ7) - Christiansburg Town Leaders have voted to change their sound ordinance after hearing complaints about the noise levels at the Starlite Drive-In Movie Theater after their new speaker system bothered neighbors. I should be able to run my ...       WDBJ7       link
Apr 25, 2018
Sound ordinance at the Starlite drive-in movie theater Christiansburg town leaders have officially voted to change the town code when it comes to how loud noises can be near residential areas. Locals at NFL draft in Arlington, Texas. The 83rd NFL Draft gets underway tomorrow night in Arlington, Texas at ...       WDBJ7       link
May 6, 2018
Can Starlite and Christiansburg resolve the ruckus CHRISTIANSBURG It's dusk and the necklace worn by the superhero Black Panther is quite discernible behind the row of trees at the end of Dennis Kiernan's back yard. Kiernan, whose yard borders the back of the Starlite Drive-In Theater, listened as ...       Roanoke Times       link
Jun 8, 2018
Nearly year-long Starlite noise case to be dismissed CHRISTIANSBURG A court battle that stemmed from a noise disturbance issue between the town and the Starlite Drive-In Theater is over, for now. A declaratory judgement suit filed by the Starlite last year was withdrawn during a Wednesday morning...       Martinsville Bulletin       link
Jun 8, 2018
Nearly yearlong Starlite noise case to be dismissed CHRISTIANSBURG A court battle that stemmed from a noise disturbance issue between the town and the Starlite Drive-In Theater is over, for now. A declaratory judgement suit filed by the Starlite last year was withdrawn during a Wednesday morning...       Roanoke Times       link
Jun 11, 2018
Local drive-ins suit withdrawn in court CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - A legal battle between the town of Christiansburg and an iconic drive-in theater is over for now. Court records show the Starlite Drive-In Theater's declaratory judgment suit against the town has been withdrawn.       WSLS 10       link
Jun 13, 2018
Christiansburg Town Council hears comment on Starlite noise permit application, OKs budget and tax rate CHRISTIANSBURG Just a single person on Tuesday night voiced opposition to the issuance of a permit that would allow the Starlite Drive-In Theater to work around some of the new volume restrictions in the town's recently revamped noise ordinance.       Roanoke Times       link
Jun 19, 2018
Next steps for Starlite Drive-in theater No playable sources found. Next steps for Starlite Drive-in theater. In Christiansburg, the Starlite Drive-In theater has been the topic of some heated debates surrounding noise complaints over the last couple years. Next steps for Starlite Drive-in ...       WDBJ7       link
Jun 27, 2018
Town council votes approves permit for Starlite Drive-In Theater CHRISTIANSBURG, VA - After months of controversy in Christiansburg over a noise ordinance, the town council votes in favor of the Starlite Drive-In Theater. The town council voted 5-1 to approve the theater's conditional use permit or CUP. Councilman ...       virginiafirst.com       link
Jun 27, 2018
Town council votes to approve permit for Starlite Drive-In Theater CHRISTIANSBURG, VA - After months of controversy in Christiansburg over a noise ordinance, the town council votes in favor of the Starlite Drive-In Theater. The town council voted 5-1 to approve the theater's conditional use permit or CUP. Councilman ...       virginiafirst.com       link
Jun 27, 2018
Christiansburgs Starlite Drive-in receives use permit, owner... Christiansburg town leaders gave approval for a local popular drive-in theater to broadcast movie sound over loudspeakers Tuesday night, but only with some...       WSLS 10       link
Jun 27, 2018
Town council votes approves permit for Starlite Drive-In Theater ... After months of controversy in Christiansburg over a noise ordinance, the town council votes in favor of the Starlite Drive-In Theater.       virginiafirst.com       link
Jun 27, 2018
Whats next for the Starlite drive-in theater in Christiansburg CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) The Starlite in Christiansburg has a new conditional use permit, after several complaints about the theater being too loud. However, the owner says she's still not happy with the decision. It doesn't make much difference...       WDBJ7       link
Jun 28, 2018
New permit for the Starlite Drive-In Theater Error loading player No playable sources found. New permit for the Starlite Drive-In Theater. The Starlite Drive-In Theater in Christiansburg has a new permit, after several complaints about the theater being too loud. Suicide prevention laws. In ...       WDBJ7       link

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