Starlight Six Drive-In
2000 Moreland Avenue SE,
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Starlight Six Drive-In Theatres (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Starlight Drive-In, Starlight North & South Drive-In
Really wonderful drive-in theater in Atlanta operated by the family who built and opened it on June 10. 1949. On September 10, 1956 it was reopened as a twin screen theater named Starlight North & Starlight South. On 22nd March 1981 it became a 4-screen theater. It now operates with six screens and is 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 tail-gaiting, kids running around. Really fun. Beautiful marquee, stars falling in neon. The theater is also surrounded by trees so it looks like a park. Nothing like the BIG screen with stars in the sky shining in the background.
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Are they only playing mvoies on four screens? Their websiteonly shows the four programs.
I am trying to get in touch with the owners of this theater. Can anybody refer them to me, or know their name. I am a location scout for film and TV.
De Anza Land and Leisure from CA was the last owner I knew of, may have changed.
This opened on June 10th, 1949. Grand opening ad (full-page) below. Starlight Drive-In opening · Fri, Jun 10, 1949 – 33 · The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) · Newspapers.com
Grand opening ad from September 7th, 1956 already posted by someone else.
Starlight Drive-In opening · Fri, Sep 7, 1956 – 18 · The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) · Newspapers.com
4 screens on March 27th, 1981. Another ad posted.
The Starlight Six Drive-In was featured in scenes in the 2016 movie “Cell” starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson.
Hi Ken – I am working on a film called The Projectionist a doc by Abel Ferrara and we’re in need of a still of the 59th St. East/D.W. Griffith Theater. I saw one attributed to you in the article about Big Cinemas. Would you be open to licensing this shot or others. The film is a tribute to the movies of the 80’s and 90’s and we are having a hard time finding pix of the D.W. Griffith. If you would like to participate – for a license fee of course – please write me;
Opened on 10/6/1949 with “The inside story”. Opened as a twin drive-in on 7/9/1956 on the north screen with “3 ring circus” and “Man from Laramie” on the south screen with “The gun fighter” and “Gorilla at large”.
Opened as 4 screens on 27/3/1981 on screen 1 with “Raging Bull” and “Comes a horseman” and on screen 2 with “A change of seasons and "An unmarried woman” and on screen 3 with “The dogs of war” and “The big red one” and on screen 4 with “The increbible shrinking woman” and “Car wash”.