Starlite Drive-In

850 S. Highway 281,
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. I knew there was an Aberdeen, South Dakota, but the Starlite Drive-In was listed in North Dakota, and I am not sure if maybe the Motion Picture Almanac didn’t put Aberdeen in the wrong state.

Anyways, there is a Starlite Drive-In in Aberdeen. It parked 360 cars and was owned by Aberdeen Starlite Theatres.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Yeah, I think that was a misprint. This theater was located at about 2029 134th Street or 691 US 281 (depending on where you click). There is new development along the edge of the property, but the ramps are still faintly visible.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on October 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I was going to post that address. In the 1997 view on GE, you can make out the first 6 rows or so, and that’s about it.. Screen was to the West, to the right where the little pond is now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 27, 2010 at 3:56 am

I KNEW it was a misprint,but went with the book I had I serached all over North Dakota for another Aberdeen.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

Open ~1950-~1985? Anyone care to verify the exact dates?

Open for sure in 1967.


1955-1964 Welworth Theaters
1969-1985 Midcontinent Theater Co. (Midco)

Need more info and photos.

jwmovies on February 16, 2019 at 2:41 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 850 S Highway 281, Aberdeen, SD 57401. This points directly to the entrance road. Sodak Sports sits at the entrance. An empty field is where the drive in stood. Please update.

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