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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!

U.S.A. Drive-In Rankings

July 31st, 2014

Lubbock is home to one of the top drive-in theatres in the country. The others that were ranked 1 & 2 have been open since the 1950s. WOW! Condsidering all the special drive-ins in the U.S.A., we are honored to be included in the list. High fives and a round of honks to our team and to the guests who enjoy making memories with us! Check it out on TripsAdvisor's website.