Starlite Drive-In

7845 Crestwood Boulevard,
Birmingham, AL 35210

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Starlite Drive-In opened in 1952 with a car capactiy of 400. It was operated by Waters Theatres followed by Cobb Theatres until it closed in the mid to late-1960’s.

Any aidditional information on the Starlite Drive-In would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The address is 7845 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35210 ‎

It is were the Kmart is at now.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Thanks for submitting them!!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

In looking at your address on goggle and TOPO is on the other side of the road.

Maybe Chuck at that time, Montevallo Rd. was not there??

StanMalone
StanMalone on August 19, 2015 at 12:46 am

I can not say for sure when this location closed, but it was probably later than 1964. Cobb Theatres took over the operation of the Waters Drive Ins and their only indoor, the Eastwood Mall in the late 60’s.

Backseater
Backseater on October 22, 2015 at 12:36 am

Stan is right. I saw a revival of John Wayne’s “The Alamo” at the Starlite the night before I went into the AF: July 3, 1967, so it was open at least that late.

StanMalone
StanMalone on July 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

In November 1965, while still operated by Waters, this location and its sister Fair Park, College, and Fairfield Drive ins presented the Birmingham premiere of the AIP classic “Doctor Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.”

I have never seen it, but when running the Drive Invasion dusk to dawn shows at the Starlight Drive In in Atlanta I did run an old preview of it that I found stored away with all of those Filmack drive in intermission classics. Although faded, it was in good shape and in scope no less. Very rare for those days.

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