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A Wrinkle in Time

March 7th, 2018


A Wrinkle in Time: Quotes, Movie Times, and More


A Wrinkle in Time is a highly-anticipated, book turned movie with an incredible cast. It was shot in the luscious forests of New Zealand where the scenery features Sequoias to create the famous, otherworldly story. It’s a story that has captured the hearts of children and adults for decades.

Madeline L’Engle wrote the book in the early 1960’s. She was rejected by dozens of publishers who said the themes were too complicated for kids. A rumored 26 rejections and a year later, the manuscripts landed in the hands of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Source). Eventually, the book was published and became an instant classic.

The book fell into the hands of a Los Angeles, fifth-grader, Catherine Hand. Catherine immediately loved the story and planned on sending the book to Walt Disney. The fifth-grader was too shy, but she made a promise to herself that when she grew up and make the novel into the movie. 54 years after she first read the book, she is now the producer of the $100 million-dollar film.

Hand has partnered with DuVernay.“When DuVernay became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million, it was her job to help create new worlds. That included hiring a diverse cast and crew” (Source). With a star-studded cast, A Wrinkle in Time is a highly anticipated film that hits movie theaters this weekend.



Notable Things About A Wrinkle in Time


  1. “It was a dark and stormy night…”

The first line of A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most famous first lines of literature. It is a marker of the famous novel. We’ll see if it starts the movie as it does its predecessor.

  1. Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit

Three of the most iconic characters in the novel add flare and poetry to the famous young adult novel. Watch for Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling as they star as the notable, eccentric guardian angels.

  1. Incredible Cast

The star-studded cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Chris Pine. And that’s just to name a few. The stacked cast is sure to blow the minds of movie goers everywhere.

These are just a few things that make A Wrinkle in Time a highly-anticipated movie. After the success of Black Panther, we’re excited to see what A Wrinkle in Time brings.

A Wrinkle in Time hits movie theaters this Friday. Check out A Wrinkle in Time movie times here. During Spring Break, we are open every night! Be sure to swing by during your break to celebrate in the best way possible.


Peter Rabbit: From Beloved Children’s Book Character to the Big Screen

February 1st, 2018


Peter Rabbit: From Beloved Children’s Book Character to the Big Screen

A mischievous bunny will live forever in the hearts of children because of a creative and talented botanist. In 1893, the story of Peter Rabbit first appeared in a series of letters by Beatrix Potter to help her cheer up her late Governess’ son, Noel. He was often plagued with illness and wanted to brighten his day.

In a series of letters, Beatrix Potter wrote of a mischievous bunny and his shenanigans with the owner of a luscious garden. Potter modeled Peter after her real-life pet rabbit from whom Peter shares a name. Less than 10 years after even the idea of Peter Rabbit was even a blip in the screen, the stories were published into a book (source). Peter Rabbit was a part of the 23 tales which followed 23 different animals. The beloved rabbit had a book dedicated to him, but also appeared in 5 subsequent books.


Peter Rabbit: The Movie

In February 2018, Peter Rabbit hops into theaters as the nostalgic tale comes to life on the big screen. With an all-star cast, including James Corden playing Peter Rabbit, Margot Robbie as Flopsy, and Daisy Ridley as Cotton-Tail, Peter Rabbit is highly anticipated movie.

With contemporary twists, the writer and director explained that they tried to stick heavily to the story. They “didn’t change the story by any means, but the books are quite short, so [they] just kept it going,” (source). According to Will Gluck, the director of Peter Rabbit,

“Beatrix Potter was able to reach so many people with The Tale of Peter Rabbit because it’s a funny, timeless story that captures children’s imaginations…Beatrix understood the importance of talking to children on their own level and created a story, set in the natural world, that all children would recognize with themes that would be universally appealing way”


Movie Times for Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit is the perfect movie for a family outing. If you are looking for a fun activity for your kids that will keep them entertained in a unique and nostalgic way, buy tickets to see Peter Rabbit at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre in Lubbock.


Maze Runner: Death Cure

January 24th, 2018


Maze Runner: Death Cure

It’s been 3 years since the 2015 opening of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and January 25th marks the opening of Maze Runner: Death Cure.

The Maze Runner series is adapted from the popular young adult novels. In the latest adaptation of James Dashner’s best-selling novels, we catch up with the group as they attempt to break into the Last City.

Don’t know what that means? Keep reading.


Maze Runner

In the first Maze Runner movie, it opens on a teenager, Thomas, waking up in an elevator with no memory of his identity. As the elevator comes to a stop, a group of male teenagers greet him in an area coined “The Glade.” Within the Glade, the boys have created a rudimentary society where each person plays a certain role. Surrounding the Glade are towering stone walls that form into a challenging and dangerous maze. It’s the only way out.



Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the second in the series and follows the survivors of the first movie. Solving the maze was supposed to be the end, but the creators of the maze aren’t finished yet. Watch the trailer for the second movie below.



Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Lastly, Maze Runner: The Death Cure follows the main character, Thomas, who as at the end of his rope. After the dangers of the maze and the scorch trials, everything has been taken from him. Thomas beat the maze and survived the scorch trials, but can he beat the final mission?




Movie Times for Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Lubbock

Originally set for February 17, 2017, Maze Runner: The Death Cure was pushed back a year due to an on-set car accident that left Dylan O’Brien severely injured. After much anticipation, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is finally hitting theaters January 26, 2018. Buy movie tickets to Maze Runner at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre in Lubbock. 

The Story Behind 12 Strong

January 11th, 2018

The Story Behind 12 Strong

9/11 will be forever marked in our history and hearts as one of the most tragic and influential disasters in the history of the United States. Immediately after the infamous terror attacks, U.S. Special Forces team led by Captain Mitch Nelson navigated the rugged terrain of Afghanistan in order to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies.

This is the story of 12 Strong. It’s based on the non-fiction book, Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. The novel tells of 12 soldiers rode to war on horses against the Taliban and joined forces with the Northern Alliance. The 12 were “outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain” (Source).  This was a feat that seemed impossible due to their unconventional strategies of ancient cavalry warfare against the 20th Century abilities by the Taliban.


The Real Heroes Behind 12 Strong

If you want to watch more about 12 Strong, meet two of the real heroes behind 12 Strong in an interview with Morning Blend. Watch the interview here.

The 12 are referred to as the Horse Soldiers and are memorialized in a statue overlooking ground zero in New York. You can read more about the powerful story here.

12 Strong Movie Times

12 Strong opens at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre in Lubbock on January 19th. Celebrate and remember this powerful story by buying tickets for 12 Strong today. 


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.

Opening This Week: Annabelle: Creation and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

August 9th, 2017
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Opening This Week – Annabelle: Creation, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature



Annabelle: Creation

Anxiously awaiting the fourth film in The Conjuring series? Annabelle: Creation opens this week and has been described as a movie that “finally gets it right for the living doll.”

Annabelle: Creation is the origin story of the demonic doll, who was introduced in the 2013 movie, The Conjuring. The Conjuring was widely received as a success, while Annabelle fell short of audience expectations. Luckily, the Annabelle: Creation has given the spin off series hope.

Annabelle, a beloved 7-year-old daughter of Sam and Esther Mullins, is killed in a tragic car accident.  Several years later, the grieving couple welcome in a group of Catholic, orphaned girls into their home as a haven after their orphanage is unlivable. In no time, Janice and her BFF Linda, stumble upon the dead daughter’s old bedroom and find a doll that has taken on a life of its own.


The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature



For those of you that are looking for something a little lighter, The Nut Job 2 is a great option. The Nut Job 2 is a sequel to the hit animated movie, The Nut Job (2014). Surly, the purple squirrel and his park animal friends inhabit a new, luscious park. Soon, they are over powered by a corrupt mayor who wants to bulldoze their beloved home replace it with an amusement park. To save their new home from the corrupt mayor, Surly enlists the help from a street gang of mice to help thwart the Mayor’s plan and save their home.

With an all-star cast starring Will Arnett, Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph, and more, The Nut Job 2 is bound to be a great successor in The Nut Job series.

Make your movie night a memorable one at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre.  Check out movie times for Annabelle: Creation and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.

Host a birthday party, a company picnics, or a special event at Stars and Stripes. Contact us today for more info.

Which movie are you excited about? Comment below. 

Spiderman Homecoming

July 5th, 2017
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Spiderman Homecoming - Free Facepainting 

There is nothing quite as jarring as the merging of worlds. Whether it’s your new beau or belle meeting your family or eating chocolate covered bacon, it’s hard to forget when you see or taste something you have never experienced before- when two different worlds come together.

That’s kind of what it was like when Marvel dove into the world of live-action remakes. Bringing comics to life is bringing the fantastical into reality. The fantasy becomes tangible and is no longer simply a fantasy.

People are very protective when an actor or actress is cast as their beloved comic book character. The young Spiderman makes an appearance in Captain America and luckily, the new Spidey quickly won us over. But, what we really love about Tom Holland’s roll is how he perfectly embodies the awkward tween persona that is as lovable as a puppy.

In Spiderman Homecoming, Peter lands an ‘internship’ with Stark Enterprises. Tony Stark, who is also Iron Man, begins to teach young Peter the ways of an Avenger as the young hero begins to embrace his new-found identity. With every teenager, there is a natural rebellion that occurs and becomes a big theme throughout the movie. As Peter learns more about his powers, he attempts to balance school life with his super hero responsibilities. Soon, he is put to the test when the evil Vulture threatens everything he loves.

Critics are raving about this new film and it is sure to be a huge hit. In fact, to celebrate we are having ANOTHER summer event at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theater. We will be having a retro red-carpet event with FREE face painting and photos with Spiderman! From 7-9pm on July 7th & 8th in LUBBOCK.

At Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theater, we believe that a movie experience should be more than simply seeing a movie. It’s a memory. We want to help make your time with us a fun and unforgettable night for your family.

Not only are you getting an entertainment filled night, you get two movies for the price of one! And we have the coolest combo of movies around: Spiderman Homecoming and Wonder Woman. This is a once in a lifetime chance to watch these incredible super heroes back-to-back on the big screen! Check out our show times for Spiderman Homecoming and Wonder Woman here!

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!