Starlite Drive-In

Highway 18,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Starlite Drive-In was originally owned and operated by Griffith Theatres, and later operated by Video Independent. It opened in 1947. It was a single screen with a car capacity of 483, and it closed in 1987.

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RonnyJones
RonnyJones on June 12, 2005 at 7:28 pm

The Starlite Drive-In was built by Griffith Theatres in 1947. Griffith Theatres became Video Independent Theatres in the early 1950’s. In 1954 Jones Theatres, Inc. partnered with Video in the ownership of the Starlite. In 1980 the Starlite became a triplex with the indoor Cinema Centre Twin sharing a common lobby, concessions area and a new projection booth. The drive-in sported a giant 90-foot CinemaScope screen as well as a full cafeteria style concession. In 1987 the drive-in closed and the property was used to expand the indoor twin to an eight screen complex. The Cinema Centre 8 is still operating today. For a photo of the Starlite, see the history page of the Jones Theatres website at www.jonestheatres.com

raybradley
raybradley on June 25, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Oklahoma Historical Society has a vintage view of the Starlie Drive-In. To see picture type in word “Starlite”,
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jwmovies
jwmovies on December 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2705 North Harrison Street.

The northern half is now Cinema Centre 8.

The southern half is now Blockbuster.

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