Starlight Drive-In

3500 College Avenue,
Alton, IL 62002

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JAlex on February 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

Opened May 6, 1950. Closed October 14, 1984. Bloomer took over in April, 1952.

MitchWolf on February 17, 2016 at 11:26 am

*In the metro east area

MitchWolf on February 17, 2016 at 11:24 am

Yeah they ran merely all the drive ins in the 70s and 80s (except for the Shop City and the Falcon)

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on November 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Did BAC eventually take over this theater?

llafikes on February 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

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 on December 13, 2008 at 10:56 am

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 on September 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Here is a June 1960 ad from the Alton Evening Telegraph: