Local mini drive-in movie chain Blue Starlite is opening a new location in North Austin seafood restaurant Garbo’s this month. The outdoor theater setup will be in the restaurant parking lot at 2709 North MoPac beginning Friday, February 18.
The full menu will be available, including lobster rolls, oysters, crab cakes, shrimp fries, salads, soups and more. soft serve from Conner’s Creamery on-site ice cream truck. Drive-in theatergoers will be able to either book meals on-site before their movies at the restaurant or place take-out orders so they can dine from their cars during movies.
The restaurant has also prepared a special two-serving meal package for movie buffs, Garbo’s Dinner Pack includes smoked mahi fish dip, Maine lobster rolls, kettle crisps and a choice of Blue Hawaii wine coolers or of beer.
The space will include the main screen showing new and old releases, as well as a smaller screen dedicated to independent features. The opening projection is Ferris Bueller’s day off.
This is Blue Starlite’s fourth location and first in North Austin. Founder Josh Frank opened the first location in 2009. The downtown location allows customers to order food from local restaurants.
Garbo owner Heidi Garbo opened the business as a food truck in 2013 and expanded with the first physical restaurant in Wells Branch in 2014. She closed that location and reopened the restaurant in North Austin in 2020 .