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“Drive-in Movie opportunity”
Review of Starlite Drive-In

Starlite Drive-In
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We got away for the weekend to experience the outdoors of Floyd County like kayaking, tubing, four wheeling and such and decided to try out a relaxing night at a Drive-in Movie. This one in Christiansburg is a throw back to many years ago. In my home town, we had Drive-ins when I was a kid but they were mostly for young couples wanting private time or for rowdy kids having beer time so not a wholesome experience for kids. This was not the case at all. It felt like GOOD FAMILY FUN. It wasn't even about what movie was playing, it was about the experience! Unlike the big movie theatres these days, the food/drinks/ popcorn were VERY affordable and not even worth it to bring your own (though they allowed it) They post the prices on their website so we knew what they had and planned what we would eat and for the price, food was good. They opened early so you had time to get a prime spot, order and eat your dinner, and go back for popcorn before the movie. Since we were from out of town, we had our dogs, and they were welcome ;) Most families were in trucks and backed in and sat outside under the stars...many families waited for the movie while playing frisbie and such. I wish I lived closer because this was really my idea of a relaxing night out. cost was $5 per person. Sound was good. I do not think this is open all year round so before going, check and make sure they are open and see if the film playing is something you would enjoy. The employees were all very friendly and accommodating.

5  Thank Beckie B
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is an old fashioned drive in movie with the speaker that hangs on your window. It is the only one around that I know of in this area. The food is very good and part of the experience. They have great hot dogs and simple fast food like nachos, popcorn, etc. There is a lot of background noise from other cars and kids, and people walking back and forth from the restaurant, so don't go if you are really wanting to concentrate on the movie. Kids love it because they can sit out on a blanket in front of the car or in the back of the truck and eat popcorn and watch the movie. The drive in movies are some of the best memories I have as a kid and I am glad the family that owns the starlite has continued the tradition and kept the drive-in open.

2  Thank CarnanP
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

There has been issues in the past there for me, as in like when my grandmother went in the line to get food at Fast and the furious 4 The line was so long that she dident get back until the movie was near the end. Very poor.... also While watching the movie "Cars" There was a issue with the projector that holded up the movie for quiet a bit. The screen was flipped upside down and the movie was going backwards, People were booing at them and all that [lol], and there can always be a issue with the speakers, but when you use the radio in your car its better.... I hope they Improve this Drive in in christansburg to be much better.

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