Starlite Drive-In

4563 Highway 290,
Brenham, TX 77833

300 cars

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Starlite Drive-In was open in the late-1950’s and 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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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

The caption on the photo says Hempstead.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on April 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Use this address in the header:

4563 U.S. 290, Brenham, Texas 77833

I used to drive past this place a few times a month and it used to look decent, but several sheets of the siding started falling off and it looked awful (see second link below…). The owner has since replaced all the clad with new siding, and it looks tacky with a mixture of old and new siding. But at least it’s protected from the elements now.

Newer photos:

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on April 25, 2010 at 8:18 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 4, 2010 at 3:19 am

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 1:33 pm

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 6:11 pm

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 3, 2012 at 1:45 am

sepiatone.thanks for the update..

sepiatone
sepiatone on June 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

@ Mike – you’re welcome.

sepiatone
sepiatone on October 9, 2014 at 1:32 am

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.

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