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The Blue Starlite is Austin's one and only Drive-In Movie theater and the world's first Mini Urban Drive-in.
That's right, We are the guys and gals that jump started the NEW DRIVE-IN RESURGENCE that is currently sweeping the nation!
We concentrate on childhood favorites, drive-in classics, indie films, art house, Cult, and Gen X/Y pop culture faves . A new drive-in experience is born right in the heart of the city.
We ARE the drive- in movie theater for the modern age.
Date Night with...
Date night at the drive-in with Clueless
Star Trek (2009) and
The wrath of Kahn
The Never Ending Story And The Blob
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Here we are!
1901 E. 51st st.
Austin, Tx. 78723
Coming from I35 East on E. 51st- Drive towards the big water tower. Turn right into our lot before you pass the water tower. If you pass the water tower, you missed us!
Please go to our LOCATION tab on our website for MAP with new entrance behind the National Guard Building at AFS! Enter directly under the WATER TOWER at the second drive-way! Follow the arrows to the LEFT and our entrance is now the last gate on the RIGHT at the END OF THE DRIVE-WAY.
Karen (Austin, Tx.)
Surprised the hubby tonight with a date to the drive in movies.....just like when we were in high school. Suffice to say, the whole experience was a huge success. Kudos to Blue Starlite of Austin in their effort to recapture a great American tradition.
Justin (Austin, Tx)
My wife and I had a baby only just two weeks ago, and you guys were our first family outing! Thoroughly enjoyed "Raiders" at your venue! It really brings back all the great memories of going to the drive ins as a child with my parents. Thank you so much for being here!!
Audrey (Austin, Tx)
Just wanted to say thank you. My husband and I had so much fun last night. Can't wait to do it again.
Dana (Austin, Tx)
fun, funky, fantastic. everything Austin is famous for. don't miss this gem!
FIrst time visiting the Blue Starlite? Be sure to check out our FAQ page for all the answers to all the questions you might have!
Our Story::SUMMER 2009
A guy in Austin, Texas starts buying up drive-in movie theater speakers on Ebay, teaches himself how to restore them, and opens the first ever Mini Urban Drive-In with the theory that smaller is better!
The Boutique drive-in is born by taking advantage of the main things that almost made the drive-in extinct:
The exodus to the Concrete Jungle
Urban Sprawl (less room meant less space for hundreds of cars)
The advent of VHS, Cable, Satellites, and DVDs meant that people could watch everything at home without having to drive 30 miles out to a field in the middle of nowhere.
But, the Mini Urban Drive-In requires less space and is more exclusive, more personal, more intimate and RIGHT DOWN THE STREET.
The Blue Starlite concentrates on indie films, art house, cult, Gen X/Y, childhood favorites, and drive-in classics. A new drive-in experience is born right in the heart of the city!
FM CAR SLOTS
STARTING AT $25
(Up to 3 people in car
*at gate entry time)
in car (or trunk) are $5!
AND WALK-IN STARTING AT $7.
$7 walk-in Tix are always Available at the Gate (and on occasion -online!)