Blue Starlite Drive-In, Austin’s urban drive-in movie theater, opened a second location at the Graceland Oaks Event Center in far west Austin last week. The new location offers barbecue from Stubbs, along with wine and beer offerings to compliment the location’s movie schedule.
According to Blue Starlite owner Josh Frank, the new location at Graceland Oaks, which is owned by Stubbs, offered the perfect location and environment for moviegoers and their families, as he told Eater.
Frank said the space resembles the drive-in’s new South Austin location, with standard Starlite features, like a 25-feet screen, projection system, concessions, and FM radio transmission. What makes it different is the full bar and playground.
Blue Starlite at Graceland Oaks isn’t the only location offering a new food and drink menu, though. Over at the relocated drive-in Manchaca, Texas, it just opened The Blue Starlite Cinema Saloon, an open-air social hall and lounge. It features wine and beer from local breweries and wineries, and opens to patrons one and a half hours before regular movie times.
The opening and bar is yet another change for the Austin favorite. The original location moved from its original North Austin spot to Manchaca in March (though it originally stated it was moving to Buda).