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Blue Starlite
Blue Starlite

Blue Starlite Drive-In, previously at 51st and Mueller, will celebrate its grand opening at its new South Austin location Friday, April 7. The mini urban drive-in, the first of its kind in Austin, has run three weeks of test nights and will begin its new life with two nights of special screenings, including Back to the Future and a Wes Anderson double bill. Essential to any drive-in is atmosphere, and Blue Starlite’s new home is all retro sophistication and hipster ambience: The site is surrounded by oak trees and houses a massive fire pit and a lounge area. There are lots of shiny new baubles to get excited about during the premiere – T-shirt and poster competitions, a games area, and, best of all, the chance to win season passes. Black’s BBQ is providing the menu, so the boutique experience extends to the culinary, too. Located at 12419 Lowden Lane in Manchaca, the drive should take about 15 minutes from the heart of the city. Should you not fancy the trip back, however, there is a single private RV suite for overnight stays. Named “The Projectionist’s Apartment” – a nod to the time when drive-ins were quintessential to American life and the projectionist would live onsite – the RV overlooks the screen and comes with a master bedroom (replete with a luxurious-looking double bed), bathroom (with shower), and a full kitchen. The leather sofas and red mood lighting give the interior a motel-esque vibe. My guess would be to book ahead. Austin cinemas are just as much about the experience you’re having as they are about the film you’re watching, and Blue Starlite – something between a movie theatre and a luxury camping trip – looks set to be well within this tradition. Judging by the initial schedule, Blue Starlite will show a mix of cult classics and new releases. – Dougie Gerrard

New Reviews

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R   111 min.  

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a lifestyle comedy with a soupçon of pain

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The Midwife

NR   117 min.  

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R   109 min.  

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R   115 min.  

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R   113 min.  

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R   119 min.  

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PG-13   103 min.  

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G   109 min.  

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R   94 min.  

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PG-13   95 min.  

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PG-13   106 min.  

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PG-13   127 min.  

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R   90 min.

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PG   91 min.  

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R   107 min.  

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PG-13   137 min.  

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PG-13   140 min.  

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R   107 min.  

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PG-13   141 min.  

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