Starlite Drive-In

2705 N. Harrison Street,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company, Video Independent Theaters Inc.

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Starlite Drive-In  Highway 18, Shawnee, OK...1942.

The Starlite Drive-In was originally owned and operated by Griffith Theatres, and later operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. It opened in 1947. It was a single screen with a car capacity of 483, and it closed in 1987.

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RonnyJones on June 12, 2005 at 11:28 am

The Starlite Drive-In was built by Griffith Theatres in 1947. Griffith Theatres became Video Independent Theatres in the early 1950’s. In 1954 Jones Theatres, Inc. partnered with Video in the ownership of the Starlite. In 1980 the Starlite became a triplex with the indoor Cinema Centre Twin sharing a common lobby, concessions area and a new projection booth. The drive-in sported a giant 90-foot CinemaScope screen as well as a full cafeteria style concession. In 1987 the drive-in closed and the property was used to expand the indoor twin to an eight screen complex. The Cinema Centre 8 is still operating today. For a photo of the Starlite, see the history page of the Jones Theatres website at

raybradley on June 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Oklahoma Historical Society has a vintage view of the Starlie Drive-In. To see picture type in word “Starlite”,
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jwmovies on February 27, 2019 at 4:40 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 2705 N. Harrison Street, Shawnee OK 74801. Half of the property is now Cinema Centre 8.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on July 27, 2019 at 10:05 am

The Jones Theatres site says the Starlite opened in 1947, but this note from the July 17, 1948 issue of BoxOffice disagrees: “Griffith’s Starlite Drive-In at Shawnee and the Skyway Drive-In at Seminole opened recently.”

MichaelKilgore on October 10, 2021 at 8:28 am

Motion Picture Herald, Aug. 9, 1952: “The Starlite theatre, Shawnee, Okla., as an added attraction, has on display a 130 pound hard shell turtle estimated to be 300 years old.”

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