Starlight opened as a solo screen drive-in. In 1956, according to DriveInMovie.com, it opened a second screen. With competition mounting, four more screens were added in 1982.
By 1998, Starlight became the last drive-in in Atlanta. In 2013, the Starlight upgraded to digital projectors.
The state had over 130 drive-ins during the middle 1950s, according to the website. Only five remain in the state: Atlanta, Blue Ridge, Jesup, Tiger and Trenton.
“With more than 60 years of great drive-in movies our loyal patrons have made the Starlight into an Atlanta landmark,” according to the theatre.
Gone are the outside speakers. The movies’ audio is broadcast through your FM car radio. You can watch movies from your car or sit in folding chairs in front of the screen.
For details, go to https://starlightdrivein.com
- Flea market: During the day on weekends, the Starlight hosts a flea market with free parking and reasonable admission fee.
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