Contact Us

Drive-in Theater in Mitchell Becomes History

Starlite Drive-in WebsiteMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — An outdoor theater in Mitchell that was built in 1949 has shut down.

The Starlite Drive-In showed one last movie on Saturday night to a sold-out crowd of several hundred cars.

Jeff Logan has owned the theater since 1976. He’s shutting it down because of the movie industry’s conversion to digital production. He says the drive-in doesn’t make enough money to warrant the investment in new equipment, and he’s focusing instead on indoor theaters he owns in Mitchell, Huron and Dell Rapids.

Pat Clark got his first job at the theater 50 years ago, when he was 16. He says he understands the economics but he’s still bummed out that the Starlite is now history.

Help Save Drive-In Movie Theaters – Voting Closes September 9

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local News

Latest Country Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxrb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!