The Starlight Six Drive-In is located at 2000 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia and hosts the city’s best entertainment throughout the year. There are not many drive-ins left across the country and the Starlight, which opened in the 50s offers the best in movie options which include six screens and double-features and an atmosphere is exciting to boot. Annual events that take place at the Starlight are the Rock-n-Roll Monster Bash, The Soapbox Derby Downhill Challenge, and the Drive-Invasion.
The Rock-n-Roll Monster Bash occurs generally on Memorial Day weekend or the first weekend in June. This year the event takes place June 3rd and the gates open at 1 p.m. Admission for this great even is $15.00 per person. Rock-n-Roll entertainment for 2007’s Monster Bash includes the sounds of The Luchagors, The Butchers, The Heels, and The Exotic Ones. Other entertainment includes the Hideous Monster from Netherworld Haunted House and the Miss Monster Bash Talent Contest. The movies being shown at dark are The 7th Voyage of Sinbadand Army of Darkness. So if you are interested in hot rods, burlesque shows, and rock-n-roll, come to the Rock-n-Roll Monster Bash. You won’t be disappointed!
The Soapbox Derby Downhill Challenge takes place Saturday, July 7th. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and if you are entering a cart it will cost you $10.00. You can enter by building your own soapbox derby car and race it down the huge hill at the Starlight. The Downhill Challenge Pre-Party offers music by The Nerd Parade, Cinetrope, Early Modern Witchtrials, and much more! So if you are willing to fly down a hill in a home-made soapbox derby cart then this event is for you!
The Drive-Invasion takes place on Labor Day weekend and offers music, camping, and B movies shown at dark. The Drive-Invasion is a weekend long event so bring your tents, coolers, and friends and enjoy the atmosphere! This year’s events have not been posted yet, but if it is anything like last year a great time will be had by all. Last year’s Drive-Invasion featured the Blue Oyster Cult, The SuperSuckers, and Southern Culture on the Skids. 2001 Maniacs played on the big screen at dark. There was a Children’s Zone which had sprinklers the little kiddies could play under to keep out of the heat. Corn dogs and other fair-like goodies were sold and there were venders that sold art, pop-culture toys, and the like.
So if you love music and out of the ordinary entertainment The Starlight Six Drive-In is the place to be. These events are always family-friendly and there is always something to do for any age range. So come on down for the best entertainment in Atlanta! .