Drive-in theater influenced by a woman
July 31, 2012 by James
A drive-in movie theater opened by Josh Frank in Austin, was the result of a woman’s influence. As Frank searched for a way to celebrate the anniversary of six months with Jessica his girlfriend, he decided to recreate a drive-in theater for the occasion. The theater was set up at Frank’s Starving Art Studios situated on East Cesar Chavez Street, to play Jessica’s favorite movie, Grease.
The six month celebration took place in August 2010 and Frank now has a drive-in business which is due to expand to hold 45 cars. As people passing by the impromptu date saw the movie theater, interest grew and a business was started. Originally, around 24 cars could be accommodated at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. The location is due to be moved to the Austin Film Society’s Austin Studios and, on July 4, appropriately opened with a showing of “Independence Day”. Although the venue is sure to be popular with locals, the drive-in will probably benefit from local flyer printing services advising dates and times of screenings.
According to Frank, people love the drive-in experience, even if it is something they never did when growing up. Frank believes it is an occasion when you can be private while in public. The screenings will close August 25 with “Giant”. The Austin Film Society aim to raise the appreciation of films while supporting the small business Blue Starlite. Discounts are offered to members of the Austin Film Society with special packages available to all.