Starlite Drive-In

1124 Edgewater Drive,
Pekin, IL 61554

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 5, 2020 at 8:26 am

Vintage Aerial link with additional history by J Wald, whose father was the projectionist.

https://vintageaerial.com/photos/illinois/tazewell/1980/MTA/31/8

KelliL
KelliL on September 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

A young kid around twenty years old was running from the cops and started the fire while hiding out from them. It was a suicide. His mother used to be our landlady.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm

1999 and 2010 aerial pictures added

illinistlr65
illinistlr65 on April 13, 2010 at 9:51 am

My wife and I would go to the Starlite when our son was just a baby. The Starlite was the last drive-in in the Peoria area and if we couldn’t get a babysitter we could take our son and he would fall asleep by the time the movie would start.

nrabus
nrabus on January 4, 2008 at 11:33 am

This burned down around 1990 during winter. A man broke into the concession stand and started a fire to keep warm.

JeffCarlson
JeffCarlson on January 7, 2007 at 5:37 pm

I believe this venue opened around 1950. Around 1990, a fire destroyed most of the concession building. The rest of the property bulldozed a few years later.