Starlite Drive-In

US 17 Business South,
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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The Starlite Drive-In was open in 1955 with a capacity listed at 240 cars. The Starlite Drive-In closed in the mid-1970’s.

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

Contributed by Chuck

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t_law56 on February 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm

When I was a kid, this place was billed as “the only adult drive-in in the country” (X-rated)! There was a restaurant next to the Starlite. My graphics teacher hosted a class dinner there in ‘75 and afterward – as we were leaving – we got the entertainment experience of our young lives! Good times …

NightHawk1 on February 4, 2014 at 3:37 am

t_law56: Was this drive in on the Wilmington Highway south of the old Red Carpet Inn (now Triangle Motor Inn)? I remember going through Jacksonville back in the 1970s and passing the Red Carpet Inn, an X-rated drive-in with a restaurant next to it, and further south was another drive-in (South 17 Twin Drive-In). The Starlite may be the drive-in I keep remembering as the Moonlite for some reason. As for the Starlite being “the only adult drive-in in the country”, they were not. There were many other X-rated drive-ins in the United States, including the North 11 Drive-In over in Kinston.

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