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5 Places to See Drive-in Movies in North America

General, North America — By NileGuide Staff on September 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

3. Starlite Drive-In, Grand Bend, Ontario

Grand Bend’s Starlite is one of 17 surviving “Starlite” branded drive-ins in North America (in 1955 there were 171 drive-ins that shared the name). Movies here are first-run, but everything else is old-fashioned: a cartoon before the feature, 25-cent soda and popcorn refills, and cash-only admission ($9.50 for adults/$6 for kids).

Starlite (note, this is not the Grand Bend Starlite)

Starlite (note, this is not the Grand Bend Starlite)

Image: Patrick Feller

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    4 Comments

  • Traci says:

    We have not one, but two drive-in theaters here in the mid-Hudson Valley of NY. We go to the Overlook Drive-in in Poughkeepsie, or the Hyde Park Drive-in. GREAT family outing!

  • pen says:

    The Auburn-Garrett Drive-In just outside Garrett, IN (and near Auburn) on St. Rd. 8 just past the intersection with Rd. 327. Lots of families go here. The kids all really look forward to it.

  • You may be down to 16 or fewer. The Starlite in Sterling, Colorado, closed permanently just a few weeks ago, one of many victims of the upcoming digital projection requirement.

  • The heart of North America beats through towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises and offbeat oases.

    Iconic cities that need no introduction are just the icing on this culture-laden cake. Yes, you have the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian in Washington DC but the buzz of music, art and film finds its way down into everyday life, with citizens as often creating as consuming. From Toronto’s film festival to Mexico City’s thriving music scene, North America is a veritable smorgasbord of enlightening experiences just waiting to be uncovered.

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