Knox Drive-In

205 Boyd Avenue,
Newcastle, WY 82701

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Previously operated by: Black Hills Amusement Co.

Previous Names: Starlite Drive-In

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Knox Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In sat on the east side of Newcastle and was opened in July 1950. In March 1954 it was renamed Knox Drive-In having been taken over by Ted Knox. The drive-in managed to make it at least to 1979, but it was subsequently closed and demolished.

Today, Pamida sits on the property and there is no trace of the drive-in left.

Contributed by Ken McElhaney

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MichaelKilgore on December 9, 2019 at 8:39 pm

Boxoffice, July 8, 1950: “The Starlight Investment Co. will open its new 300-car, $40,000 drive-in, the Starlight, at Newcastle, Wyo., about the middle of this month.”

Boxoffice, July 29, 1950: “The 200-car Starlight Drive-In, located about two miles south of the city on the highway toward Lusk, has been opened by B. J. Kearney, J. Edward Smith, Harry Henderson and E. Keith Thompson.”

MichaelKilgore on December 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

Boxoffice, Aug. 23, 1952: “A windstorm damaged the screen and other installations at the Starlight Drive-In, Newcastle, Wyo. The wind was so strong that it not only blew away 15 speakers, but some of the speaker posts went along for the ride also.”

MichaelKilgore on January 7, 2020 at 7:11 pm

Boxoffice, March 13, 1954: “Ted Knox has bought the Starlight Drive-In, Newcastle, Wyo., and has renamed it the Knox, as he is also doing with his other four drive-ins in the (Denver) territory. The Newcastle ozoner, with 350-car capacity, was bought from the Starlight Amusement Co.”

Boxoffice, Oct. 2, 1954: “Wally O'Neill, owner of the Vita, Spearfish, S. D., and Bud Lowell of Newcastle, Wyo., have bought the Knox Drive-In, Newcastle, from Ted Knox”

MichaelKilgore on January 31, 2020 at 1:27 pm

In the 1956 Motion Picture Almanac, the drive-in’s name changed to the Wyo; it’s likely that it opened that way for the 1955 season. Seven years later…

Boxoffice, April 30, 1962: “Black Hills Amusement Co. has acquired the Wyo Drive-In at Newcastle, Wyo., from Wally O'Neill”

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