Starlite Drive-In

2960 W. Parrish Avenue,
Owensboro, KY 42301

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The Starlite Drive-In opened March 18, 1949 with Tex Ritter in “Rolling Home to Texas” and Robert Mitchum in “Betrayed”. The car capacity was listed at 400 cars. It was initially operated by Anderson Theatres and finally by Malco Theatres. At one time Malco Theatres dominated the market in Owensboro. The drive-in closed in 1988 when the screen was burned by vandals.

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Kenmore
Kenmore on April 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

A more accurate address (at least according to Google) is 2960 W. Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY. The drive-in sat on the south side of the road.

Today, the property holds Kroger’s grocery store. However, you can still make out the faint edges and ramps of the drive-in both to the south and east sides of the store. http://tinyurl.com/jtfy4oy

rivest266
rivest266 on March 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm

This opened on March 18th, 1949 according to the grand opening ad that I posted in the photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 24, 2018 at 6:05 am

Were the vandals who set the screen on fire arrested by the police?

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