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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 138 (104)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 138
Page 138

Drive-ins Mentioned

Starlite Drive-In, Lansing, MI

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 138


The Starlite is a good example of how careful planning and a knowledge of the field can result in the building of a drive-in. theatre that furnishes all necessary services and still costs a reasonable figure.

With 600 speaker positions, this outdoor theatre cost a little less than $100,000 to construct, including the cost of the 17 acres of land.

The screen tower is 60 by 60 feet, and has a transite screen face with an embossed aluminum exterior. The frame has been made of wood. Directly in front of the tower is a playground which has been equipped with all of the basic apparatus necessary to keep the youngsters happy and busy.

The main building has been constructed of cinder block and holds the snack bar and the projection booth.


OWNER & OPERATOR: J. W. Blackburn.


COST OF BUILDING: $65,000. COST OF EQUIPMENT: $20,000. SIZE OF LOT: 17 acres.

Generators: Motiograph, Inc.

In-C'ar Speakers: Motiograph, Inc. Lenses: Kollmorgen Optical Corp. Projection Lamps: Strong Electric Corp. Projection Machines: Motiograph, Inc. Sign Letters: Wagner Sign Service, Inc. Sound: Motiograph, Inc.

Supply Dealer: Ringold Theatre Supply. Ticket Issuing Machine: General Register Corp.


THE STARLITE has a car capacity oi 600. The ticket booth can handle two lanes of traitic. A small patio has been provided to! patron use.
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 138