Starland Drive-In

3404 Broadway Street,
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

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Starland Drive-In

The Starland Drive-In opened April 30, 1952, located on 34th Street, was one of two in Mt. Vernon (the other being the Mount Vernon Drive-In). However, unlike the Mount Vernon Drive-In (which opened a couple years before the Starland Drive-In and operated into the 1980’s) this drive-in would not be nearly as long-lasting, closing just 8 years after it opened on October 30, 1960.

The property is still vacant, decades after the drive-in was demolished, with little to show that there was ever a drive-in on the site.

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jwmovies on December 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

This drive-in was behind what is KMart.

Approx. address was 3404 Broadway.

All ramps though overgrown are still there.

dallasmovietheaters on August 9, 2015 at 4:47 am

The Starland Drive-In launched April 30, 1952 with Abbott and Costello’s only color feature film, “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The 700-slot theater was opened seasonally from April 1st to the end of October. J. Frank Glenn owned both of Mt. Vernon’s drive-in theaters with the earlier Mt. Vernon Drive-In. The Starland closed October 30, 1960 for the season with a showing of “The Apartment.” That would turn out to be the final showing as the Starland and Mr. Vernon Drive-Ins were sold by Glenn to the Kerasotes Theatre Circuit which continued the Mt. Vernon Drive-In but discontinued the Starland.

TomMc11 on April 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

58 years after it closed and the ramps are still plainly visible in aerial views.

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