Austin’s drive-in movie theater has added a bar and a West Austin pop-up theater

3:50 p.m Friday, June 2, 2017 Things to Do
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Josh Frank, the owner and founder of Blue Starlite.

For those who love to feel drive-in movie nostalgia, Austin’s only drive-in theater, Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in, is expanding.

The theater, which relocated from the east side to South Austin earlier this year, has now added a bar at the South Austin location and a pop-up location in West Austin.

The new Blue Starlite Cinema Saloon will to the public in August, serving local beer and Texas wines. For now, it’s only open for patrons of the drive-in — it opens 90 minutes before move showtimes.

In June, patrons can buy drink vouchers to the saloon and enjoy a free movie for the following movies:

Blue Starlite lovers can also become a member of the Cinema Saloon and Social Club, which includes a free drink voucher for any regular screening.

The West Austin pop-up location at Graceland Oaks Event Center reportedly features beverages, barbecue and movies. The lineup currently includes “Purple Rain” and “Labyrinth” on June 2 and “The Goonies” on June 16.

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