Tucked in a picturesque area on the outskirts of Atlanta, the Starlight Drive-In Theatre has always maintained its lush greenery and ode to classic art-deco style. These days the Starlight boasts four screens with an all-new digital projection system that delivers the brightest picture and clearest sound ever experienced at the Drive-In.
When the Starlight Drive-In opened in 1949, we showcased one massive screen where moviegoers flocked to see the latest films. In the late 1950’s the rising cost of residential and commercial properties forced many Drive-In Theatres theatres to close. Fortunately, the Starlight has thrived due to our unique location and loyal patrons.
In 1956 we added a second screen and changed our name to the Starlight Twin. In the early 1980’s many hard-top theaters began converting to multiplexes with smaller screens. So in 1983 we added 4 more screens to accommodate the demand, and opened our famous Swap Meet.
In 1998 the only other Atlanta Drive-In Theatre, the North 85 Twin, was shutdown to make way for another multiplex. The loss of the North 85 Twin only helped to make the Starlight more popular with the local community. More than ever, customers craved the nostalgia and double-feature fun that is unique to the Startlight.
In 1999 we held our first “Drive-In Invasion”, a three day event featuring live music, cool cars, on-site camping and of course, lots of off-beat classic movies! Weekend events like “Drive Invasion” and “Rock and Roll Monster Bash” are now a welcomed tradition where we showcase local artists, organizations, vendors, and lots of family friendly activities.
In 2013 the Starlight was transformed once again when we upgraded to a digital projection system for the highest quality ever experienced at the Drive-In. On any given night movie fans now enjoy double-features with the sharpest, brightest picture and crystal clear sound broadcast right to their car stereo.
With more than 60 years of great drive-in movies our loyal patrons have made the Starlight into an Atlanta landmark. Come visit the us and experience how fun it is to watch movies under stars!