Starlite Drive-In

59 Green Mountain Road E.,
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2W4

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Premier Theatres Canada (Official)

Additional Info

Operated by: Premiere Theatres Canada

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Scenic Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 904.662.4800

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Starlite Drive-In

Located in Stoney Creek, east of Hamilton, ON. The Scenic Drive-in opened on May 20 1955 with Tyrone Power in “King of the Kyber Rifles”. Inter-City Drive-In operated this drive-in, which has space for 425 cars. It was renamed Starlight Drive-In on May 6. 1960. It is still going strong today having two more screens added in 2007. It is open in the spring, summer & fall. By 2017 it had been taken over by Premier Theatres.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2010 at 12:36 am

Thanks Drive-in Girl and Starlite Drive-in.

TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

51 years old and still going, great!

MichaelKilgore on August 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Thanks for the Happy Baby note. The video’s available on YouTube.

The 1959 IMPA shows the Scenic in Hamilton, owned by A. Rosenberg (who also owned a few others), capacity 500.

The 1963 IMPA shows it owned by Joe Dydzak (his family appears to have owned a few others), capacity 400.

I find the 1969 IMPA very confusing. The Scenic (cap. 400) is still in Hamilton, but so is the Starlite (748). Meanwhile, Stoney Creek had added a Starlite (642) of its own.

In the 1972 IMPA, the Scenic is gone, but the Starlite (capacity 642) remains in Stoney Creek.

MichaelKilgore on August 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

A short article in The Hamilton Spectator adds just a little help. “Only one (Hamilton area drive-in) remains: the Starlite, on Green Mountain Road in Stoney Creek. It opened in 1955 and was originally named the Scenic Drive-In.”

MichaelKilgore on August 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Box Office magazine from June 18, 1955 reported the Scenic was alive and in a five-theater dogfight for the Hamilton audience. “The Clappison, Hamilton, and Scenic” offered $1 carload pricing M-Th “while the two FPC units, the Skyway and Mohawk,” did it M-W.

dansdriveintheater on November 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm

now has three screens please update.

davidcoppock on November 23, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Second and 3rd screens opened in 2007. Oldest operating Drive-in in Canada still in operation.

rivest266 on December 6, 2023 at 6:27 pm

Reopened as the Starlite Drive-In on May 6th, 1960 by Dydzak Drive-Ins. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on December 7, 2023 at 8:25 pm

Closed 1986 by Cineplex Odeon, missed out on the 1987 season and reopened on June 10th, 1988 with the projectionist union picketing it.

Starlite Drive-In reopeningStarlite Drive-In reopening 11 Jun 1988, Sat The Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

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