Starlite Drive-in will not open during stay-at-home order

Published: Mar. 26, 2020 at 1:21 PM CDT
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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Starlite Drive-in will not be open during Sedgwick County's 30-day stay at home order.

One day after the drive-in said it received approval from the city to stay open, the county stepped in and shut it down - temporarily.

The following message is posted on the outdoor movie theater's website:

" Friday morning we were notified by the county manager that we will need to close this weekend. When we posted showtimes, we had been told by a county health board member we were allowed to be open.

We appreciate your support and care about the health and well-being of everyone in our community! Any advanced ticket purchasers will be contacted regarding refunds. Thank you for your support."

Those who purchased tickets for this weekend's movie showings can go to to get a refund.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Starlite Drive-in will remain open through the 30-day stay-at-home order in Sedgwick County.

The outdoor movie theater said it received approval from both Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita to remain open.

The concession stand will be closed, but restrooms will be open. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are temporarily allowed.

Speakers won't be handed out, so you'll also need to tune-in your movie selection on an FM radio.

For touchless entry, tickets can be purchased online and printed out at home or shown on your phone.

You can find showtimes and pricing at