Starlite Drive-In

2703 S. Liberty Street,
Canton, MS 39046

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Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In opened on Highway 51 South in 1955.

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MichaelKilgore on May 9, 2020 at 11:25 am

An aerial photo from 1955 shows a completed drive-in on US 51 about a mile and a half south of Canton, so perhaps the Starlite’s May 2, 1957 program of “Attack” and “Star of India” was just the season opener?

The site was still outlined in a 1975 topo map, but it was completely gone in a 1982 aerial photo. (That didn’t stop a 1987 topo map from continuing to include its outline, which shows that you can only trust topo maps so far.)

Kenmore on May 9, 2020 at 5:53 pm

A closer address is 2703 South Liberty Street, Canton, MS.

Nothing left of the old drive-in, apart from the entrance road. It would not surprise me if this drive-in closed well before 1975. Topo maps are indeed not very trustworthy.

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