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Meet the Cars of Pixar’s Cars 3

June 12th, 2017

Cars came racing into theaters in 2006 and over 10 years later, the franchise is back with a highly anticipated third movie.

We are excited to see how Pixar executes its ability to craft brilliant car puns and lovable characters. So, with its big debut approaching (June 16th), who can we expect to see in the newest Cars movie?

Lightening McQueen

Lightning McQueen

Older and wearier, the legendary Lightening McQueen is trying hard to keep up with an ever-changing sport. With a new generation of racers taking over the track, McQueen is driven out of his career and forced to find a way to get back in the game. To the dismay of a young technician named Cruz, McQueen is assigned an operator to help the struggling driver.

Cruz Ramirez

Cruz Ramirez

Thus, enters Cruz Rameriez. To hel McQueen get back into shape, Cruz makes her Cars debut. Energetic and spunky, Cruz is tasked with helping the washed up star and “the friction and eventual mutual understanding between the characters provides the film’s emotional centerpiece.”

Jackson Storm

Jackson Storm

With a new movie comes a new antagonist. Jackson Storm steals this show with his innate talent and is the quintessential sports star – cocky, gifted, and justifiably resented. Storm works as McQueen’s rival throughout the movie.



A new boss is in town and it might not be a good thing. Sterling is McQueen’s new boss. What are his motives? Are his desires at odds with McQueen’s? Only time will tell.

Tow Mater

Tow Mater

It wouldn’t be a Cars movie without Mater. Although he is not a prominent character in the movie, he still plays an integral role in the movie’s personality and staple catch phrases.

Sally Carrera

Sally Carrera

You can expect to see McQueen’s 996-generation Porche girlfriend. Not only will she play a bigger role than she did in Cars 2, but will play a more prominent role in McQueen’s career.



He’s back! He will probably not play a big roll, but we just love his slow-rolling, cool-breezer self.

There are many more faces we can expect to see. With a highly anticipated premiere and ideal movie times, Stars and Stripes is the perfect place to watch Cars 3. It’s the perfect Summer, family activity for. And Pixar is great at being able to provide some humor for the parents as well.

Check out our movie times for Cars 3 for opening night (June 16th) and beyond!

Why Going to the Drive-in Movie Theater is the Cutest Date Idea in Lubbock: A Biased Perspective

May 11th, 2017
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Why Going to the Drive-in Movie Theater is the Cutest Date Idea in Lubbock: A Biased Perspective


In 1933, the first drive in movie theater opened in Camden, NJ. By the 1950s, the number of drive-ins sky rocketed to 4,000. Today, there are less than 400 still running in the United States. Yet, like a resilient super hero, Drive-In theaters refuse to die and to this day remain the quintessential, cute date night idea in Lubbock, Texas.

Don’t believe us? Let us convince you. Here are our reasons why going to the drive-in movie theater is the cutest date idea in Lubbock:


1. Novelty

Simply going to the drive-in movie theater in itself is just cool. How neat is it to take part in a 1950s pastime?



2. Sunsets Galore

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Nothing screams date night like watching the sunset. Going to the drive-in is a double whammy. It is the ideal place to watch a sunset AND you get to watch a movie. In fact, Stars and Stripes Lubbock was voted Best Place to Watch a Sunset in Lubbock by Avalanche Journal: The Best of Lubbock 2017 AND the Daily Toreador awarded us the Best Place to Take a Date – so you don’t have to just take our word for it.



3. Public Place, Private Space

Most of the time, dates require leaving the house. Drive-in Movie theaters marry the public nature of a date and almost the same intimacy as you have on your couch. And yes, people have brought couches. You can customize your experience to your liking: Open the back hatch or set up chairs/inflatable mattress in the bed of a pickup.



4. Unique Experience

When you go on a date night in Lubbock to Stars and Stripes, you aren’t simply going to a movie. You are going to 1 out of only 17 drive-in theaters in Texas. It’s a unique experience that most towns don’t have.



5. Two Movies for the Price of One

Not only the drive-in a great date night – it’s a cheap one! 8 dollars per person for two movies? Yes please.



6. Rockin' Eats & Tasty Treats

Who doesn’t love the dancing popcorn and soda in the staple Let’s All Go to the Lobby preview? Honestly, the advertising did its job because that popcorn looks delectable. Drive-ins have an awesome concession selection – not to mention the incredible ambiance at Stars and Stripes 50’s themed cafe. We have a robust menu and we don’t charge as much!




7. It’s F-U-N

Good Housekeeping rated Stars and Stripes the most underrated attraction in Texas saying that “the simple pleasure of watching a movie from your car can be far more enjoyable” than sitting in a movie theater. It’s a fun and comfortable experience for everyone.



8. Local Lovin’

Skip out on the lame corporate experience. Drive-in’s provide a personal and relational aspect to a special night out and you will be supporting local business!


Plan your next date night in Lubbock at Stars and Stripes. You won’t be disappointed.

What We are Excited to See in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 2nd, 2017
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What We are Excited to See in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


On May 5th, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is zooming into Lubbock theaters and we could not be more excited. Last year, the Hollywood Reporter quotes that Guardians of the Galaxy was projected to gross $65 million, but smashed the box office expectations with a 94.3 million dollar US 2014 opening weekend debut.

With opening day of the highly-anticipated sequel creeping around the corner, we thought we would share a few things we are excited to see in Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2:



This one is obvious because everyone just about lost their minds when they saw the adorable sapling sprout in place of beloved Groot. We can’t get enough of this cuddly, baby, tree creature. For you Baby Groot skeptics out there, according to an article in Polygon director James Gunn states that making “Groot a baby was never a marketing ploy. Instead, Gunn said that he has troubles writing an adult Groot for the sequel” and that Baby Groot molded easily into the group.

Well, we can’t saw were mad about it. And we aren’t mad at they decided to put a tiny outfit onto his tiny, branchy body.


2. A Killer Soundtrack

In the first movie, the nostalgic, cassette mixtape had everyone over the age of 30 exuding soft giggles and reminiscent sighs of yesteryear. “Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2,” Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2’s soundtrack is bound to be an awesome partner to the first. If their trailer theme song, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac, is a taste of what is to come, give us a heaping plate full and about 20 extra servings.


3. Family Oriented Sentiment

We are suckers for the plot line that focuses on a squad of misfit characters teaming up to save the world. There is something so relatable about the hodgepodge of characters, their quirky personalities, and their bantering group dynamic. Its familial feel broadens the definition of family. 

Also, we are interested to see what the father/son relationship looks like between Peter Quill and Ego, the (quite literal) Living Planet. Hmm…


4. Yo, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell

Although Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone won’t be sharing the screen together like they did in Tango & Cash, we are excited to see these stars added to the impressive cast list. With slight mystery around Stallone’s character and Kurt Russell as a literal astronomical force, it only adds to the anticipation.

We hope you are as excited as we are. Don’t just go to a regular movie theater in Lubbock to watch this epic movie. Watch Guardians with us at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theater in Lubbock. Get your tickets today.

See you soon!