Algona Drive-In

1401 US-18,
Algona, IA 50511

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Previously operated by: Central States Theatres Corp

Previous Names: Starlite Drive-In

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Algona Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In was opened June 9, 1949. Car capacity was listed at 300. The drive-in was operated by Central States Theatres and was still listed as open in the mid-1970’s. In 1974 it was renamed Algona Drive-In, and it was closed around 1980.

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dallasmovietheaters on August 11, 2015 at 6:49 am

The Starlite Drive-In Theatre launched June 9, 1949 with “Drums Along the Mohawk” and was operated by Wilmer Brown, Earl Spike, and Paul McCarty. Just prior to its one year anniversary a storm toppled the screen tower but the theater got back in business quickly. Following the 1973 season, the Starlite name was dropped and the theater became the Algona Drive-In Theatre the remainder of its operation. It celebrated its 30th anniversary but was a casualty in the home video era.

Kenmore on August 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

The address for the drive-in is 2203 140th Ave, Algona, IA 50511.

Today, it is private property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

jwmovies on February 27, 2019 at 11:06 pm

The address above is incorrect. A more accurate address for this theater is 1401 US-18, Algona, IA 50511. This points to the drive in itself. It was at the corner of U.S. 18 and 140th Avenue. This is further south of the listed address.

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