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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.

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