Starlite Drive-In

4563 Highway 290,
Brenham, TX 77833

300 cars

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Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In was opened by 1949 when it was operated by C.H. Schroeder. It had a capacity for 200 cars. It closed sometime in the 1980’s. Car capacity for this single screen ozoner was listed at 300. 2004 photo of the screen in the related website.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on April 25, 2010 at 12:18 pm

This is the way it pretty much looks as of September 2007. Still looks the same today.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

PLEASE CHANGE THE ADDRESS:

JUST DELETE THE E AFTER 290 AND YOU WILL SEE THE DRIVE-IN AT THE PHOTO AT GOOGLE MAP.

Thank You

At one time Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this drive-in.

sepiatone
sepiatone on April 4, 2011 at 5:33 am

I drove past the Starlite this past Saturday morning. Both the drive-in and the house next to it had “for sale” signs posted. Can’t find anything online about it, though.

sepiatone
sepiatone on June 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Drove past it again in early April. This time, I got a better look at the “for sale” signs. The outfit selling it is The Nelson Company LLC. The number shown was (713)907-3482.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

sepiatone.thanks for the update..

sepiatone
sepiatone on June 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

@ Mike – you’re welcome.

sepiatone
sepiatone on October 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm

The Starlite is still for sale, but a different realty firm is involved. It’s listed with Searchers Realty (phone (979)830-5200). The first thing I thought of upon seeing the new signs was “The Searchers” with John Wayne.

driveinfan
driveinfan on August 23, 2017 at 6:45 am

The property was sold in late 2015 and in early 2016 a heavy equipment company had moved in on the property. The concession building was torn down in early 2016. Just a matter of time before the old screen tower is taken down.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Billboard, Sept. 4, 1954: “A twister caused damage estimated at $20,000 to Starlite Drive-In, Brenham, Tex. C. B. Schroeder Jr., who with his father operates the drive-in, said that the loss was covered by insurance.”

And the screen tower was still intact as of a March 2019 Google Street View.

Randy A Carlisle
Randy A Carlisle on October 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm

Country singer/performer did a video at this drive in theatre. His song, “The Chain of Love”, Recorded in 1999 & released in 2000.. Check the video out here:> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0aLT_dhiXY RAC Photography / Randy A. Carlisle

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