Starlite Drive-In

3305 Columbia View Drive,
The Dalles, OR 97058

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This was one of two drive-in theaters in The Dalles, Oregon, the other being The Dalles Drive-In on Chenoweth Loop.

The Starlite Drive-In was opened in 1953 and was operated by E.T. Chambers & J.A. Clark of Portland. It was built on a hill and had The Dalles Bridge in its view. Haven’t been able to find information on it, other than a photograph that confirms its location.

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thisisjohnbook on January 29, 2013 at 5:27 am

Here’s a link to a photo of what was the drive-in, with The Dallas drive-in in the distance. I’ve since been told that it was on a section called Columbia View Heights.

NYozoner on December 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Summit Ridge Dr at E Knoll Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058

The drive-in is now occupied by a housing development.

jwmovies on February 7, 2019 at 8:46 pm

A more accurate address for this theater is 3305 Columbia View Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058. This points directly to the drive in entrance.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on May 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm

D.W. Chambers of Albany OR sold the “Starlight” to Ed Chambers for over $60,000 per a note in the April 8, 1955 Motion Picture Daily.

MichaelKilgore on January 9, 2020 at 2:43 pm

A week later (April 16), Boxoffice expanded on that note and gave us an opening year. “Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Chambers have purchased the Starlight Drive-In from David W. Moore. Walter Eschebeck, who has managed the airer since it was opened in 1953, will continue to supervise the operation.”

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