8327 S. Tacoma Way,
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Previous Names: Star-Lite Park-In Theatre, Star-Lite Swap 'n Shop
Star-Lite Park-In Theatre was built in 1948 by E. Chester and Sue Nilsson and Charles L. and Cora Theuerkauf. It was the second drive-in theater built in Tacoma. Its original screen measured 39 feet by 54 feet. A newer, larger screen went up later.
The theatre opened May 26, 1948, showing “Golden Earrings” with Ray Milland and Marlene Dietrich and “Adventure Island” with Rory Calhoun and Rhonda Fleming.
It closed as a drive-in theatre in 1996 and operated as a swap meet site. The giant screen stood, but it was demolished in June 2019. An Amazon warehouse was built on the 3-acre site
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