Starlite Drive-In

7403 U.S. 62,
Gassville, AR 72635

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Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In was owned by Bob & Doris Brixey and opened on May 16, 1952 with Bill Williams in “Blue Grass of Kentucky”. Capacity was 200 cars.

The original screen was built of wood, due to the Korean War steel shortage. It was destroyed by a tornado in 1961 and an ‘all steel’ screen was erected in its place. The steel screen was purchased by Jackson Rental to be scrapped after the Starlite Drive-In closed on August 30, 1987. The projection equipment was purchased by the Kenda Drive-In in Marshall, Arkansas, and was still in use until digital projection was installed.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Ron Brixey

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Use the link below and you can see where the drive-in used to be. You can still see the curved lines in the lots behind the businesses. Corner of 62W and 126. The tiny white building looks to be part of the old drive-in….



ozarkian on April 19, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Correction needed. My parents (Bob and Doris Brixey) Built and opened the Starlite in 1952.

Ron Brixey

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The McDonalds address is…7403 U.S. 62, Gassville, AR 72635

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