Starlite Drive-In

3440 Freemansburg Avenue,
Easton, PA 18045

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Easton Medina Drive-In was opened prior to 1950. It had a capacity for 825 cars and 100 seats for walk-in patrons. By 1955, it had been renamed Starlite Drive-In.

National Amusements, the parent company of Viacom, closed the Starlite Drive-In in April, 2001 and in 2004 it was razed, and replaced by housing.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 5, 2005 at 11:57 am

This Starlite Drive-In (there were a few of them in Pa) opened in 1946 as the Midina Drive-In. The name was changed to Starlite Drive-In around 1955. It was a single screen 800 car drive-in. This drive-in was demolished around 2004 to be replaced by a housing development. The address was:
3440 Freemansburg Ave
Easton, PA 18045

Miknscal
Miknscal on November 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I saw many epics at this theater, including Ben-Hur, El CID, and King of Kings. Such a shame it was razed, but that’s life.

mikedanchak
mikedanchak on May 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I ran the Starlite dr-in 1974-75 & remodeled the snack bar. It was owned by National Amusements or Redstone Theatres. I also managed the Bethlehem Dr-in for a while in the 1970’s for the same company. I remember a time when Walter Fatzinger the projectionist couldn’t get a picture on the screen because someone stuffed a popcorn tub in the proj. porthole…

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