Starlite Drive-In

16653 Highway 14,
Sterling, CO 80751

400 cars

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Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In was operated seasonally from May through September. In 1949 it was operated by Max Story and initially had a capacity for 350 cars. After a couple of seasons this was increased to 400 cars. By 1955 it was operated by F.L. Childs. In later years a second screen was added. It ran double feature first run attractions. It was still open in 2012, but had closed by 2015.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Here is a recent article about the sale of the Starlite and Fox 5 theaters:
http://tinyurl.com/bx4h2x

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

According to this website the Starlite Drive-In is permanently closed.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 29, 2018 at 8:29 am

I can’t figure out when it closed for sure, and the link that kencmcintyre posted in 2009 is dead, but if you look at Historic Aerials the 1998 one appears to show a functioning drive-in. By 2005 two self storage units had been built in front of the screen closest to the road as well as a steel barn and apparently a house towards the back of the lot. As of Google Street view from July of 2015 Both screens, the projection booth/concession stand, both marquees and ticket booth (buried in trees) remain standing.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on September 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm

The Starlite was down to a single active screen by the time I (Carload.com) started running its movie listings in the late 1990s. It was definitely still alive in 2012, but had closed by 2015.

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