Starlite Drive-In

4601 North Main Street,
Mitchell, SD 57301

466 cars

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Starlite Drive-In

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The Lake Vue Drive-In opened in 1949, with parking for 466 cars. In 1976, the theater was renamed the Starlite Drive-In. It closed in 1986. In 1993, the theater was reopened and a decade later, remodeled with an enlarged concession stand.

The Starlite Drive-In showed first-run films from May until September, and also featured a playground and miniature golf. It was closed at the end of September 2013.

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ThomasPhillipson
ThomasPhillipson on August 18, 2004 at 3:22 pm

On a recent road trip we stopped by the Starlite and found it fantastically enchantingâ€" the people who worked there were obviously tremendously proud of their theater and played up the nostalgia of the drive-in to great effect. With the logistical difficulties of operating a drive-in these days, I sure hope people stop by Mitchell on their way across the states to see the Corn Palace and take in a film at the Starlite. Mitchell’s a great place to spend the night.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 1, 2008 at 10:05 am

This was listed as the Lakeview in the 1967 IMPA.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 1, 2008 at 10:09 am

Is it Lake Vue, Lakeview or both?

sdmovieman
sdmovieman on December 31, 2008 at 3:25 pm

It was always spelled Lake Vue.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Thanks. So much for the accuracy of IMPA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

The LAKEVIEW/STARLITE held 375 cars and was owned by Lakeview Co. in 1956.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 16, 2010 at 11:36 am

Thanks Mike and Chuck.

RalphK
RalphK on March 5, 2012 at 3:58 am

There is a major problem with the map as it shows the theater as South of Mitchell but it is North of Mitchell past the lake. The last time I went to that drive-in was in 1958.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

PLEASE UPDATE ADDRESS To 4601 North Main Street.

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