Hi, my name is Josh Frank, and I am the owner of the Blue Starlite MIni-Urban Drive-in.
In the summer of 2009, I started the Blue so I could give my fiancé an anniversary night like no other. After setting it up in the alley way of a building in East Austin for her, I wondered if other people would want a one of a kind experience like this. Therefore, I opened it to the public and found out they did!
This year alone we hosted weddings, anniversaries, engagements, and 8 people actually proposed!
The Blue Starlite concentrates on indie films, art house, cult, Gen X/Y, childhood favorites, and drive-in classics. We’ve created a new drive-in experience right in the heart of the city, leading to the Blue becoming a beloved institution in our community and being named one of the 10 must visit night spots in Austin.
We have expanded dollar by dollar, month by month, year by year, but now we want to take more of a LEAP! Families come from all over central Texas to visit our experience. We even had a few cars drive all the way from Louisiana! We are proud to be able to say we are now one of Austin's must visit spots on a tourist's trip to the great central city and over 60 percent of our customers are returning customers, people who come back many times a season, year after year. We really want to offer even more to our beloved patrons! And we want to do it NOW! We are still a small indie business and every season pays for itself and then we start fresh again when the projector lights warms up again. With our patrons, friends, and fans help, we can make our next level vision a reality NOW!
Goals of Raise
From our numerous conversations with our customers, we know what you would like to see from us. We've started our improvements at the Blue Starlite, with a new permanent screen and a large lot, but there is a lot more to do!
If $3,000 raised: We can purchase a new projection package
- If $5,000 raised: We can purchase a larger Screen and design/lighting improvements
- If $7,500 raised : We can add Classic Car Bench Seat Open Air Seating for half of the walk in ticket slots. (Clear Skies only, tarped for rain)
- If $12,000 dollars raised : We can make concession upgrades, including freezer for ice cream, slushies and snow cones, and MORE FOOD CHOICES!