Starlight Six Drive-In

2000 Moreland Avenue SE,
Atlanta, GA 30316

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davidcoppock on December 25, 2020 at 10:06 pm

Opened as 4 screens on 27/3/1981 on screen 1 with “Raging Bull” and “Comes a horseman” and on screen 2 with “A change of seasons and "An unmarried woman” and on screen 3 with “The dogs of war” and “The big red one” and on screen 4 with “The increbible shrinking woman” and “Car wash”.

davidcoppock on December 25, 2020 at 9:57 pm

Opened on 10/6/1949 with “The inside story”. Opened as a twin drive-in on 7/9/1956 on the north screen with “3 ring circus” and “Man from Laramie” on the south screen with “The gun fighter” and “Gorilla at large”.

mmarinstock on June 7, 2018 at 10:17 am

Hi Ken – I am working on a film called The Projectionist a doc by Abel Ferrara and we’re in need of a still of the 59th St. East/D.W. Griffith Theater. I saw one attributed to you in the article about Big Cinemas. Would you be open to licensing this shot or others. The film is a tribute to the movies of the 80’s and 90’s and we are having a hard time finding pix of the D.W. Griffith. If you would like to participate – for a license fee of course – please write me;

Maria Marin

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 27, 2018 at 8:00 am

The Starlight Six Drive-In was featured in scenes in the 2016 movie “Cell” starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson.

rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm

4 screens on March 27th, 1981. Another ad posted.

Rstewart on November 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm

De Anza Land and Leisure from CA was the last owner I knew of, may have changed.

lynnjohns on November 13, 2015 at 5:45 pm

I am trying to get in touch with the owners of this theater. Can anybody refer them to me, or know their name. I am a location scout for film and TV.

Chris1982 on September 20, 2014 at 1:13 am

Are they only playing mvoies on four screens? Their websiteonly shows the four programs.

bcordy on March 30, 2013 at 2:29 am

Every now and again, my friends drag me down to the Starlight for a movie or two. I don’t mind the films, but I mind the concession stand and restrooms – they’re always in poor condition when I visit.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

We were in Atlanta a few months backa nd the drive in marquee is amazing. I couldn’t see any of the screens from the street.

Daryl on May 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

(May 15, 2012) Man shot and killed at south DeKalb drive-in theater

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on March 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Here are my pictures of the Starlight Six from March 2012. The drive-in appears to be in excellent condition and the marquee is stunning.

PercyCleebow CODENAME: STRIKER on October 1, 2011 at 4:19 am

While stationed at Ft McPherson in Atlanta, I continued my movie habit by visiting the Starlight, when I bought my car it was a different feeling, being in a car I didn’t really like, watching a movie I didn’t really want to see Thunderheart (1992). We both feel asleep and were awaken by light showers. Ahh to be young and in love….

WHITEFIELD on April 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Here is a movie ad showing Thunder Road.
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Looking at the screens it looks too much like the Fun-Lan Drive-in Tampa i don’t want to see what is on the other screen.I think sometimes exhibitors just get greedy and want another screen. My visit to Fun-Lan in Tampa is posted there.I really wish we would drove on out to the drive-in in LAKELAND,Fla. One screen is just Great.Two is okay if the picture is BEHIND ME,not off to the side.

StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Link to the Drive In ladder ad in the Atlanta paper on August 5, 1964. The blogger has also written up some of his memories of working at these places. Worth a look if you are interested in the drive in culture from 1970 – 1990.

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seay997 on September 28, 2007 at 4:16 pm

my grandfather is Roy Knowles. i was born in 1974 when he was managing the starlight. the starlight address is actually in my birth certificate.most of my memories are of the south expressway that he managed until its close. i still visit the starlight very often. kinda like coming home for me..literally

raymondstewart on May 13, 2005 at 1:25 pm

Georgia Theater Co. operated the Starlight for quite a few years, it may have even been a Martin property at one point.

RobertR on May 11, 2005 at 4:48 pm

Great web site, this is everything a drive-in should be !!!!!!!!!!