Starlight Drive-In

4300 E. Platte Avenue,
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

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Starlight Drive-In

Touted as “Colorado Springs finest and largest drive-in theatre—conveniently located east on U. S. Highway 24, the 1,000 car capacity was "where big pictures play”. The Starlight Drive-In opened on June 25, 1948 with a capacity for 650 cars.

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Kenmore on December 24, 2014 at 6:35 am

Found it. The drive-in sat on the NE corner at the intersection of East Platte Ave & North Murray Blvd. (535 N Murray) Google. Today, there are several retail stores that take up the property and no trace of the drive-in is left.

jwmovies on February 14, 2019 at 3:25 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 4300 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80915. This points directly to the entrance road. North Murray Blvd. did not exist when this drive in opened.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on July 27, 2019 at 8:52 am

“COLORADO SPRINGS – The $100,000 Starlight Drive-In Theatre was opened here recently after three and a half months of construction work. The 650-car drive-in was equipped with Simplex projectors, and complete modern facilities. Paul Rothman of Colorado Springs is manager of the new ozoner.” —BoxOffice, July 17, 1948

MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2019 at 7:43 am

Motion Picture Herald, June 19, 1948: “Cy Lee and Paul Rothman will, on June 25, open their Starlight, a $115,000, 650-car drive-in, at Colorado Springs, Colo.”

Motion Picture Herald, May 10, 1952: “Lee Theatres … have announced they are enlarging the Starlight from 650 cars to 1,000 cars, after which they will compete for first run product.”

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