Starlight Six Drive-In

2000 Moreland Avenue SE,
Atlanta, GA 30316

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Starlight Six Drive-In

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Really wonderful drive-in theater in Atlanta operated by the family who built it in 1950. The last drive-in theater in Atlanta. Currently shows double-feature first run movies. You can bring in food, barbeques, lawn chairs, tables and have a tail gate party. I was there for the opening of “Barbeque” and everyone was tailgaiting, kids running around. Really fun. Beautiful marquee, stars falling in neon. The theater is also surounded by trees so it looks like a park. Nothing like the BIG screen with stars in the sky shining in the background.

Contributed by Mark Haffer

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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Link to the Drive In ladder ad in the Atlanta paper on August 5, 1964. The blogger has also written up some of his memories of working at these places. Worth a look if you are interested in the drive in culture from 1970 – 1990.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Looking at the screens it looks too much like the Fun-Lan Drive-in Tampa i don’t want to see what is on the other screen.I think sometimes exhibitors just get greedy and want another screen. My visit to Fun-Lan in Tampa is posted there.I really wish we would drove on out to the drive-in in LAKELAND,Fla. One screen is just Great.Two is okay if the picture is BEHIND ME,not off to the side.

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on April 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Here is a movie ad showing Thunder Road.
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PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER
PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER on October 1, 2011 at 3:19 am

While stationed at Ft McPherson in Atlanta, I continued my movie habit by visiting the Starlight, when I bought my car it was a different feeling, being in a car I didn’t really like, watching a movie I didn’t really want to see Thunderheart (1992). We both feel asleep and were awaken by light showers. Ahh to be young and in love….

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on March 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Here are my pictures of the Starlight Six from March 2012. The drive-in appears to be in excellent condition and the marquee is stunning.

Daryl
Daryl on May 15, 2012 at 7:32 am

(May 15, 2012) Man shot and killed at south DeKalb drive-in theater http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/man-shot-and-killed-1437705.html

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

We were in Atlanta a few months backa nd the drive in marquee is amazing. I couldn’t see any of the screens from the street.

bcordy
bcordy on March 30, 2013 at 1:29 am

Every now and again, my friends drag me down to the Starlight for a movie or two. I don’t mind the films, but I mind the concession stand and restrooms – they’re always in poor condition when I visit.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 20, 2014 at 12:13 am

Are they only playing mvoies on four screens? Their websiteonly shows the four programs.

StanMalone
StanMalone on September 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Digital projectors are expensive. I heard that they only installed 4. Three on the north field and one on the south.

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