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Blue Starlite Drive-In Movie Theater Brings Nostalgic Entertainment Experience To The Rocky Mountains

minturn IMG_1669 IMG_1668 (1)Colorado’s Newest Mini-Urban Drive In is open for the summer season and is now serving: Vail Valley, Avon, Breckenridge, Eagle, Edwards, and Aspen communities

Minturn, CO (June 5 , 2017)—Blue Starlite Drive-In, a boutique drive in movie experience that holds the distinction of “Highest Drive-In in the world” returns this summer to Little Beach Park in the quaint Vail Valley historic mining town of Minturn, Colorado. Little Beach Park is nestled between the Minturn cliffs and Eagle Park, can accommodate up to 45 cars, as well as an comfortable separate outdoor seating area. Moviegoers of all ages are invited to bring a blanket or, park their car for a unique theatrical experience and, enjoy watching some of Hollywood’s greatest films in a completely immersive environment underneath the evening sky with gorgeous mountains in the background.

The Blue Starlite Drive-In experience involves their famous 50s-friendly customer service, and classic style movie concession stand featuring popcorn and traditional movie candy all while watching your favorite films on a 30 ft. pop up screen. For the more refined movie-goer, Blue Starlite will offer their signature campfire-roasted s’mores, exclusive ‘drive-in doughnuts’ curated by Northside Kitchen, Vail Valley’s premiere home-style eatery, and in a new partnership Colorado based Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, delectable treats that are sure to please kids of all ages.

The summer season features many classics films including; “Pulp Fiction,” “The Shining,” “Back To the Future,” alongside family favorites, “The Princess Bride,” “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc,” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” This year’s line up also includes a special “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” double feature with a special pop up candy shop by Fuzziwigs Candy Factory and, for the ultimate Harry Potter Fan, Blue Starlite will offer specially crafted butterbeer made famous by the Harry Potter movies and books.

New for Summer 2017!

Blue Starlite Drive-In has partnered with the city of Minturn’s popular summer concert series.  Movie and Music Thursdays include a night out pairing that starts with live music followed by a popular Hollywood music themed movie. The full film and music schedule can be found on Blue Starlite’s website.

Movie schedule:

June 21                                   Soft Opening Night: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

June 22                                   Opening Night: Indian Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Arc

June 24                                   The Princess Bride

June 24                                   Friday the 13th– Freddy vs. Jason

June 24                                   Dance Party Movie Night- Movie TBA

 June 30                                 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (Double Feature)

July 1                                      Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Arc

July 1                                     Friday the 13th– Freddy vs. Jason

July 3                                    Special July 4th Celebration with: Independence Day and Digital High Def. fireworks

July 4                                   Special July 4th Celebration with: Independence Day and Digital High Def. fireworks

July 6                                   Music And A Movie Thursdays with: The Blues Brothers

July 7                                   Pulp Fiction

July 8                                  Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Double Bill) With Butter Beer and Fuzziwigs Pop Up Candy Shop

July 13                                     Music And A Movie Thursdays with: Grease The Sing-Along

 July 14                                     Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory with Fuzziwigs Pop Up Candy Shop

July 14                                     The Shining

July 15                                     Back To The Future

July 20                                    Music And A Movie Thursdays with: Footloose

July 21                                     The Princess Bride

July 21                                     The Shining

July 22                                    Grease The Sing-Along

July 22                                    Late Night At the Drive-in with: Casablanca 

July 26                                    Dance Movie Night with: The Red Shoes and Beat Street

July 27                                    Music And A Movie Thursdays with: Labyrinth

July 28                                    Humphrey Bogart Night with: The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca

July 29                                    Labyrinth

August 3                                Music And A Movie Thursdays with: The Wizard of Oz featuring Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” soundtrack

August 4                                Casablanca

August 5                                Music And A Movie Thursdays with: The Wizard of Oz featuring Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” soundtrack

August 6                               Dance Movie Night with: Dirty Dancing and Xanadu

August 10                             Music And A Movie Thursdays with: This Is Spinal Tap

Movies will be shown Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Blue Starlite’s Little Beach Park theater located at 801 Ed6, Minturn, CO 81645.

Start times and schedule are subject to change, please visit: for the most up-to-date listings and for additional information about tickets and special events.

About Blue Starlite Drive-In

Blue Starlite Drive-in is the world’s first mini urban drive-in movie theater.  NBC News has referred to it, as the “drive-in of the future,” offering a nostalgic drive-in movie experience in a close-in urban setting with modern amenities. Whereas other modern drive-ins are sprawling, rural affairs, Blue Starlite is designed to offer a boutique atmosphere in the center of the city. The drive-in features authentic concessions and real drive-in movie speakers, as well as a grassed park area for fans to relax and watch their favorite movie. Happily leading the resurgence of cult cinema currently sweeping the nation, Blue Starlite’s programming features movie favorites ranging from indie films to cult classics to drive-in favorites.  Blue Starlite Mini Drive-In is a totally unique experience that appeals to a broad demographic seeking a hip, yet authentic entertainment experience.    ​

 About Blue Starlite Owner Josh Frank

Josh Frank is an entrepreneur, writer, producer, director and composer. He has penned numerous plays, including an authorized adaptation of Werner Hergoz’s Stroszek, screenplays, including an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express, and musicals, including The Jonathan Richman Musical. He is the author of Fool The World, the Oral History of the Band Called Pixies (St. Martins Press USA/Virgin Books U.K.) and In Heaven Everything Is Fine – The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers (Simon and Schuster/Free Press). In April 2014, Harper Collins released his novel The Good Inn, co-written with Black Francis of the Pixies. Over the last decade, Frank has worked with some of the most interesting and innovative musicians, filmmakers, producers and artists in the industry, including Black Francis of the Pixies, David Lynch and Harold Ramis. He has also interviewed over 400 of America’s most notable names in entertainment for his books and screenplays. With the rest of his time, he runs Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theaters.