Ohio Community Pitches in to Help Historic Drive-In
The Starlite Drive-In has been a part of the Amelia, Ohio landscape since its opening in 1947, and is one of just 28 drive-ins remaining in Ohio. But a 70-year-old legacy nearly came to an end this year.
A jewel of the hey-day of drive-ins, the Starlite is a single-screen venue that can accommodate about 500 cars per showing. The Starlite has operated on weekends in spring & fall, and 7-days-a-week in peak summer months. That adds up to a lot of showings since 1947.
Maybe that’s why the community was more than willing to pull together to help save the Starlite from disrepair after a severe winter left structures crippled.