Starlite Drive-In

3500 Sherwood Way,
San Angelo, TX 96905

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sharlee420
sharlee420 on February 2, 2013 at 2:05 am

Is this the Drive-in that had the aligator at the entrance? My grandfather told me about a “Twilight” drive in that had an aligator at the entrance. But he also mentioned a “Stardust”. The “Stardust”, he said, was torn down and made into a trailer park, named the stardust as well. And they moved the drive in to another location in San Angelo. So im confused now, hehe, Ive been told about “Twilight” and “Stardust”, but not Starlite. Got to bother my grandfather again about this drive in.

tclowe
tclowe on January 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Regarding the Starlite Drive-in Theater in San Angelo, TX: There was a drive-in theater at the intersection of what was then US 87 (now FM 1223) and the Old Christoval Road on the south edge of town. It was demolished in the early-to-mid 1960’s to make room for a mobile home park which I believe is still there. The theater was named Starlite, or Twilight, or something like that. I think I do remember seeing an old drive-in theater screen off Sherwood Way at the location you specified (near the old city incenerator), but I never heard its name since it was closed. One other item: When I lived in San Angelo in the 1960’s I was organist for Trinity Methodist Church, whose original Wicks pipe organ had come out of the Texas Theater downtown. By the time I played there, that organ had been removed from the church (in 1954) and a new Wicks had been installed; however, the newer Wicks utilized several ranks of pipes from the old Texas Theater Wicks that had been in the church. I understand that one other San Angelo theater had a Wicks pipe organ. Does anyone know which theater that was?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

1958 TOPO Map, gone in 1973 map.