Starlight Drive-In

3500 College Avenue,
Alton, IL

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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on November 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Did BAC eventually take over this theater?

llafikes
llafikes on February 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

The playground was built long before the second screen was added. At one time, the playground featured a working miniature train that offered rides to children before the show.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 13, 2008 at 12:56 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, May 1950:

ALTON,ILL.-Rains on April 27 and 28 forced the postponement of the grand opening of the Starlight Drive-In here, owned by the Alton Starlight Corp., in which Joe Goldfarb and Harry Beck of Alton and Charley Goldman of St. Louis are the principal stockholders. New opening date was May 6. It will have accommodations for between 750 and 1,000 cars.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 12:17 am

Here is a June 1960 ad from the Alton Evening Telegraph:
http://tinyurl.com/4so665