Starlight (TK) Drive-In Theater

1.9 km

1000 US HWY 275

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Watch a movie under the stars at this historic drive-in theater in Nebraska.

At one time, drive-in theaters were the place to be every weekend. Over the years, most drive-ins have closed, but there's one that's still entertaining viewers in Neligh. Take a trip to Neligh in Antelope County to enjoy a movie at the state's oldest drive-in movie theater. The TK/Starlite Drive-In opened in Neligh in 1952.

Things have changed a bit in the ensuing years, but ultimately attending a showing still feels a lot like being there decades ago. Whether or not you were around to enjoy the heyday of the drive-in theater, you'll enjoy the fun, vintage experience of driving up to a spot and settling in to enjoy a movie right there in your car. There are still some speaker poles here, but they're just for show these days. Today, the movie audio is broadcast through an FM radio station.

One of the best-loved parts of the drive-in is the concession stand. Visitors rave about the burgers and fries; you can also grab a bag of fresh popcorn, soda, candy, or another snack.

The drive-in is typically open from April or May through September playing new releases on a high-quality digital projector with double features on weekends; it's bound to be twice as fun.