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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

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