Show Must Go On

Classic East Austin drive-in movie theater says show must go on after robbery

East Austin drive-in movie theater says show must go on after robbery

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in theater Austin
The Blue Starlite is asking for donations from the community. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in/Facebook

KVUE —  An East Austin drive-in theater is asking for donations after its generators were reportedly stolen.

"We got robbed the other night," Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in said on a donation page created January 7. Three generators that are worth about $4,000 were stolen on December 29, Blue Starlite's Josh Frank told KVUE, CultureMap's reporting partners.

Frank said he believes the burglary happened between 1-7 am that day. Unfortunately, they don't have pictures or video of the suspect, but Frank said they "will if it happens again." They've placed surveillance cameras around the property.

When asked if Blue Starlite is still showing movies, Frank said they are "running on sheer will."

"And with a little help from magic," he said. "It’s fitting that we started the new year with our always popular Harry Potter Drive-in Fest." The annual "Harry Potter Drive-in Film Fest" happens from January 3 through February 2.

As of Monday afternoon, Frank said they've raised $500, and need at least $2,000 to "really make things work."

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To read the full story, head to KVUE.

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