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December 28th, 2017


Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Story Behind Ferdinand

The fun film is based on the classic picture book “The Story of Ferdinand” written by Munro Leaf that “tells a tale of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight, even when he finds himself in the ring in Madrid” (Source). The book was written in wake of the Spanish Civil War and was pacifist propaganda on both sides.

Ferdinand Movie

It has been over 80 years since The Story of Ferdinand was published and the message continues to stand the test of time. In this cinematic adaptation Ferdinand, John Cena plays Ferdinand, the peace-loving Bull, and Kate McKinnon plays Lupe, a misfit goat, as we follow their journey across Spain.


On many fronts, Ferdinand has surprised audiences everywhere. Many critics have raved on the fun-loving, peppy, and good-natured characteristics of the movie. It has been described as “Light, but lovely” and “an amiabull, entertaining romp for cinemagoers for all ages” (Source).

Watch Ferdinand at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre

Ring in the New Year by watching Ferdinand at Stars and Stripes Movie Theatre. It’s a fun place for the whole family! Order tickets for Ferdinand today! You can also check out the other movies that are showing at our movie theatre here.

Preparing for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 12th, 2017

Preparing for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The highly anticipated sequel to the new Star Wars films is coming out this Friday and the force is undoubtedly with the famous franchise.

The Force Awakens Recap

Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out December 18, 2015 and grossed $2.068 billion worldwide. According to Box Office hits, with adjusted inflation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the second highest in adjusted gross in the Star Wars series ( Source ). The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the Galactic Empire is defeated and the galaxy faces a new threat, the First Order led by Kylo Ren. A defector, Finn, crash lands on a planet and meets Rey. They join forces with Han Solo to ensure the Resistance receives information concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – What to Expect

In the newest Star Wars installation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey is learning to channel her new-found powers with the help of Luke Skywalker who is shaken by the strength of her powers. The Last Jedi follows Rey and the Resistance as they prepare to battle the First Order. You can expect new characters, creatures, twists and turns as the beloved Star Wars franchise continues to dominate movie history.

What Critics are Saying

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics raving and is being considered as “ maybe the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back” (Source). Additionally, the Star Wars film is described as “gripping, touching, funny and powerful” (Source). Watch the Trailer here: 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Tickets

Are you excited for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere? Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre has the perfect ambiance to enhance the galactic experience. Surrounding by stars and in the comfort of your own vehicle, you can enjoy the latest Star Wars movie in style. Get tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi here.

Our Favorite Movie Moms

November 16th, 2017
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Our Favorite Movie Moms


Maternal love can be a powerful force. In honor Bad Moms Christmas release, we have compiled a list of our favorite movie moms.


Maria – Sound of Music


Shout out to Step Moms! Maria Von Trap is one of our favorite movie moms with her resilient patience and her angelic singing voice that could put any grown man or woman to sleep.


Mrs. George – Mean Girls


In Mean Girls, Amy Poehler plays Mrs. George, the classic satirical mother who is dying to be young again. While her velour track suit and outrageous personality causes your eyes to roll out onto the floor, Mrs. George is a mom we’ve all experienced and is surprisingly more likable than you would initially expect.


Leigh Anne Tuohy - The Blind Side


Talk about a power house. Leigh Anne Tuohy has a feisty, strong-willed, and dedicated personality that reveals that motherhood knows no bounds. After watching the Blind Side, you will be left inspired and on fire for justice.


Molly Weasley – Harry Potter


Molly Weasley raises seven kids with gentle ferocity. She is loving, intense, and the quintessential mother figure.

In the last Harry Potter movie, Molly Weasley takes a stand against Bellatrix Lestrange, an evil wizard trying to kill everyone in her path, including Molly Weasley’s daughter. Needless to say, Mrs. Weasley didn’t sit idly by. Her maternal love not only depicts an incredible picture of a mother’s love, but led to one of the most incredible Harry Potter scenes of all time.


Bad Moms


Suburban moms know how to have a good time. Albeit slightly terrifying, we love all the moms in Bad Mom and the sequel, Bad Moms Christmas. We can all admit that we have some lofty expectations for our parents, but moms are people too. Bad Moms is a fun way to appreciate their wild side.

Bad Moms Christmas is out today. Celebrate with your mom friends at Stars and Stripes Drive in Movie Theatre.

Who are your favorite movie moms?

Summer Events Recap at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre

September 20th, 2017
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Summer Events Recap at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre

This summer was one for the books. We love what we do and couldn’t do it without you. Here’s a recap of the summer events we loved!

Beauty & Beast Belle Red Carpet Event
A tale as old as time deserves to have an event to remember. Our first event rolled out the red carpet for Princess Belle! With free face painting, pictures with Belle, and a premiere opening, it was a night to remember.

Cars Face Painting
To celebrate the third movie in the Cars trilogy, we celebrated with some incredible face painting.

Despicable Me Red Carpet
We were honored to have TWO minions come to our red-carpet event for Despicable Me 3! Face painting was such a hit the first two times that we couldn’t resist doing it again. It was a great way to spend a night at the movies.

14th Annual Guest Appreciation
For 14 years, YOU guys have kept us in business and going strong! To celebrate and show how much we love you, we had a $14 Dollar Car Load night at the end of August! Tickets are normally 8 dollars a person, but we discounted the prices to $14 per car so you could bring as many friends and family as you could fit! There are people who say there isn’t much to do in Lubbock, but Lubbock has so much to offer! We are glad to provide fun summer events for you and your family to enjoy! We love our city and want to give back as much as we can. We can’t wait to see what fall has in store and what Summer 2018 brings!

Stars and Stripes is proud to be locally owned and family operated.  Lubbock "Friendly City USA" and Stars and Stripes Movie Theatre loves having family and friends make memories at the drive-in theatre.

What was your favorite event of the summer? Do you have any event ideas you’d like to see?

Minion Meet & Greet

June 29th, 2017
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Minion Meet & Greet for Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 is coming out this Friday and it’s one of the biggest family films of the summer. Gru is back and better than ever with his 3 adorable girls and his minions that function like his 3000 additional children.

Despicable Me 3 is the 3rd movie installment in the Despicable Me series. The franchise “has grossed over $955 million domestically and 2.7 billion worldwide with the first three movies (including spinoff Minions).” Despicable Me 3 was an inevitable next step and is expected to smash the box office.

What’s Despicable Me 3 About?

After failing to capture the most wanted villain Balthazaar Bratt, Gru and his wife Lucy are fired from the Anti-Villain League. Soon after, he learns that he has a long-lost twin. With an abundance of new found time, Gru travels to Freedonia to meet Dru. Dru is a blonde-haired version of Gru and tries to convince Gru to join the dark side again. Sibling rivalry ensues and the lovable villain gone good, Gru, has to face his sibling, a former 80s child star villain, and what he wants his own future to look like.

Steve Carrell plays dual roles in this movie as both Dru and Gru. South Park’s star Trey Parker joins the all-star cast of Kristen Wiig Miranda Cosgrove, Russel Brand, Jenny Slate and more! There is so much to love about animated movies and their random love of hodgepodge casting.

Meet a Minion Red Carpet Event 

To celebrate this beloved series, we are having a minion red carpet event on Friday, June 30th and Saturday June 31st! Be sure to arrive early to Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theater with your family, grab some food, meet your favorite minions, and watch the premiere of Despicable Me 3!

New movies including Inferno start Friday, October 28th at Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre Lubbock

October 26th, 2016

**Now open Wednesday through Sunday at 6:30 pm!**

*$5 Movie Night on WEDNESDAYS*

Playing Friday (10/28) - Thursday (11/03)

Screen 1: Deepwater Horizon / Ouija: Origin of Evil

Screen 2: Jack Reacher 2 / Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Screen 3: Inferno / The Accountant


Coming soon!

11/4 Doctor Strange

11/4 Trolls

11/18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Avalanche Journal: Bill Kerns - Stars & Stripes Drive-In Birthday

August 19th, 2015

Wednesday, August 19th, we are celebrating 12 years of bringing our unique and family oriented experience to the Lubbock area. Check out this article written by Bill Kerns at the Avalanche Journal!

National Drive-In Movie Day

December 3rd, 2014


National Drive-In Movie Day

Earlier this year Daniel Horsch came out and celebrated 81 years of drive-ins with us. He shared our story and some history of drive-ins, in America. June 6, 2014 was National Drive-In Movie Day, and Daniel took pictures, and shared the experience he had with us.

Check out his article as well as the many other places in Lubbock, Texas to visit.


A life made simple: Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

December 3rd, 2014



Rantin 'n Raven: A life made simple

These wonderful people are the Wood Clan. They are a Canadian family that travels the North American Continent during the off season of the national parks. They have many stories and visited many places. In 2013 we were lucky enough to host these three at our drive-in and share our very special movie going experience with them.

Check out their blog about us, as well as their other travels around America and Mexico.


Kerns: Lubbock's Stars and Stripes third best drive-in in USA

December 2nd, 2014




Lubbock Avalanche-Journal with Bill Kerns

Recently, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, published and article about the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, written by Bill Kerns. It mentioned our current rating on the website TripAdvisor, as well as part of our story, excitement, and some of Lubbock's top rated attractions.

Check out the full article posted on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal website.