Wichita mayor, councilman plead with Starlite Drive-in to put auction on hold

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Pieces of Wichita's Starlite Drive-in will go up for auction next week.

A lot of people are unhappy about the drive-in's fate, including the city council.

The City of Wichita posted the following statement from Wichita District 3 Council Member James Clendenin and Mayor Jeff Longwell on Facebook Friday morning:

“We are extremely disappointed in the potential loss of a longtime, iconic quality of life amenity for our community that means so much to so many. We plead with the seller to put a hold on the selling of any assets of the drive-in this coming Tuesday and invite the city, community, philanthropists and potential investors or developers to the table to formulate a solution that preserves a drive-in in our city.”

The owner of the drive-in announced its closure in October. The last movies played on the big outdoor screens on Oct. 13.

McCurdy Auction is set to hold the public auction on Nov. 13 10 a.m. Items up for bid include concession equipment, screens and other items.