(Starlite Theater by Stan Payne, June 29, 1948. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10567.)

Caption under photo: “Drive-In Theater Opens Wednesday – Workmen are busily adding the finishing touches to the Starlight Drive-In theater which is scheduled to Open Wednesday night two and one-half miles east of Colorado Springs on Highway 24.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on June 29, 1948.

Click HERE to browse more historic images of the Pikes Peak Region at the Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

 

One Response to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day: Starlite Theater

  1. Sarah says:

    Oo that is a lovely photograph!

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