Starlight Six Drive-In

2000 Moreland Avenue SE,
Atlanta, GA 30316

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Starlight Six 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. 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 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

Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

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

StanMalone
StanMalone on September 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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

lynnjohns
lynnjohns on November 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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.

Rstewart
Rstewart on November 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm

De Anza Land and Leisure from CA was the last owner I knew of, may have changed.

StanMalone
StanMalone on April 5, 2018 at 8:47 am

This would be what was later known as the South Starlight. Hopefully you can find the ad for the opening of the North field sometime in 1952 or 53.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

4 screens on March 27th, 1981. Another ad posted.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Starlight Six Drive-In was featured in scenes in the 2016 movie “Cell” starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson.

mmarinstock
mmarinstock on June 7, 2018 at 7:17 am

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;

Maria Marin
researcher

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