Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater

By: jwilder

Blue Starlight Drive In Austin Texas The Blue Starlite is a "mini urban" drive-in movie theater that focuses on indie films, art house, cult, Gen X/Y, childhood favorites, and drive-in classics.

They call it a mini urban drive-in because it is located in the city (as opposed to a 10 acre field) and they limit the number of cars per movie showing to somewhere between 30 to 50 vehicles. They also have a walk-in section, and they strongly suggest you bring a FM radio and chairs!

Now for the really cool part.

You can rent the whole drive-in and have a movie night for two! You can also request a specific movie. A more practical scenario would be a group rental. A great idea for car clubs to add a little variety to your meetup!


The Blue Starlite mini urban drive-in movie theater was the brainchild of Austin resident Josh Frank. Josh is a writer, producer, director and composer.

So, why would a writer, producer, director and composer start a drive-in move theater?

Quite by accident, it turns out.

Sometime back in 2010, Josh wanted to celebrate the six month anniversary of his relationship with his girlfriend. He decided to set up a drive-in just for two on some property he had access to. During the set up process Josh's friends became interested in attending. Next thing you know, it turned in to a business.

The original drive-in "opened" in 2010 at an art co-op/studio at 2326 E. Cesar Chavez. He later opened a second larger location on 1001 E. Sixth. As the drive-in grew (and the lease expired), Josh scouted for another location. He eventually made a deal with Austin Studios and had the grand opening at the current location on July 4, 2012.


Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater
2103 E M. Franklin Ave
Austin, Texas


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