3901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,
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The Lincoln Drive-In opened on February 19, 1953, featuring the 1950 thriller “Dial 1119” with Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field and Andrea King. The Lincoln opened as drive-in theatre “for people of color only”. Apparently business was not too good which caused the drive to close. It reopened on May 9, 1953, as the Starlite Drive-In. Opening day feature was the 1950 western “Rogue River” with Rory Calhoun, Peter Graves and Frank Fenton. The second feature was the 1950 “Gun Crazy” with John Dall, Peggy Cummins and Berry Kroeger. In looking at a photoplay from 1951-52, it was advertised for white patrons only. In 1955 it was operated by M. Solomon & ABC Theatrical Enterprises. The Starlite parking ramp could hold 350 cars. It closed in January, 1970.
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