Attractions April 12, 2019
Watch A Movie Under The Stars At This Historic Drive-In Theater In Nebraska
At one time, drive-in theaters were
the place to be every weekend. Over the years, most drive-ins have closed, but there’s one that’s still entertaining viewers in a tiny eastern Nebraska town.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Take a trip to Neligh in Antelope County to enjoy a movie at the state's oldest drive-in movie theater.
The TK/Starlite Drive-In opened in Neligh in 1952. Things have changed a bit in the ensuing years, but ultimately attending a showing there still feels a lot like being there decades ago.
This is a truly old-school movie experience. Bring cash for your tickets and concessions - this retro destination does accept credit/debit cards, but only with a $1-$2 surcharge.
Whether or not you were around to enjoy the heyday of the drive-in theater, you'll enjoy the fun, vintage experience of driving up to a spot and settling in to enjoy a movie right there in your car.
There are still some speaker poles here, but they're just for show these days. The movie audio is broadcast through an FM radio station now.
One of the best-loved parts of the Starlite is the concession stand. Visitors rave about the burgers and fries; you can also grab a bag of chips, a candy bar, or other cold item for a quick snack.
Like most theaters, the concession stand is how the Starlite makes the bulk of its money. Be sure to bring along a few dollars for dinner or snacks to help keep this vintage treasure open for years to come!
The drive-in is typically open from April or May through September. It recently acquired a new digital projector, so the viewing experience is really top notch.
For news about the TK/Starlite Drive-In,
follow its page on Facebook and take a look at its website. You can visit at 318 Main St, Neligh, NE.
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