Starlite Drive-In

1925 Burnside Avenue,
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Starlite Drive-In opened September 16, 1948. This was the largest of the various Sioux Falls drive-ins. The property is now occupied by a trailer park called the Starlite Estates. It appears that the marquee may have been saved.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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rheus on April 9, 2006 at 11:55 am

The marquee was indeed saved and in the spirit of maintaining reference to it’s former drive-in purpose, all the streets in the mobile home community with the exception of the main entrance street which maintains the name Starlite Place are named after motion picture companies of the era like Paramount, Warner Bros, MGM, Republic, Universal and RKO

roger on May 22, 2006 at 5:46 am

It was operated by Midcontinent theaters and had a capacity of over 600 cars when I worked there in 1975, I was projectionist and checked every one of the 600+ speakers each week. the original 40'x60' screen blew down in 1967 and was replaced by a 50x110 screen. A second screen was added in the early 1980’s

zogh on December 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

the marquee is still standing. the entrance & the sign are two blocks down on the photo above, & to the left.

rivest266 on December 11, 2016 at 5:18 am

This opened on September 16th, 1948. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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