Starlite Drive-In

28264 Highway 22,
Litchfield, MN 55355

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Starlite Drive-In (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 320.693.6990

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Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In was opened June 28, 1956 by the Schnee brothers who also owned the Hollywood Theater and the Vogue Theater, both indoor theaters. They ran all the theaters until they were sold to the Lutz family in 1976.

By this time the Vogue Theater was closed. The Starlite Drive-In was closed after the 1981 season and sat empty and decaying until it was sold in 1998 to a Minneapolis man who reopened it in the middle of that summer.

Since then, it has re-opened while restoration has been slowly progressing and 3 more screens have popped up on the property, making it now a 4 screen drive-in.

Contributed by Tim Eiler

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

TLSLOEWS on June 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Very common name for a drive-in,thanks for the photos.

RobynR on September 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

The correct name of the original builders/owners of the theatre are Fred and Lloyd Schnee. The date it opened: June 28, 1956. Here’s a photo from the June 2012.

jwmovies on December 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

Above address is incorrect. The address for this drive-in was 28334 Minnesota 22. THIS POINTS DIRECTLY TO THE DRIVE-IN ENTRANCE…

Chris1982 on September 26, 2014 at 4:58 am

According to their website the address is 28264 Minnesota hwy 22 so the address in the header is correct. Also on their website they only show four screens.

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Drive-In 54 on August 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Just uploaded some pictures from Bill Sheets from the Drive-In Booty Facebook Page.

MichaelKilgore on June 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm

An August 2015 article in Willmar’s West Central Tribune said Tim Eiler was the guy who bought the Starlite in 1997. He was up to five screens in 2015 when he sold the place to David Quincer, who owns the Cozy Theater, a vintage indoor cinema in Wadena.

As of June 2017, the Starlite has only two active screens and is open Friday-Sunday.

dansdriveintheater on October 22, 2018 at 5:27 am

wow five screens and yet he’s only using two of the screens only on friday and saturday. why?

also give me you’re opinion do you think there could have been a drive-in theater in cokato mn on mn state route 12 of Music.0656605,-94.1528192,285m/data=!3m1!1e3

dansdriveintheater on October 22, 2018 at 5:29 am of Music.0656605,-94.1528192,285m/data=!3m1!1e3

orrect link. one above does not work. also do you know if the theater’s using film projection or digital projection?

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