Starlite Drive-In said they received the approval from the county and city to go ahead and show movies this weekend. News broke out and people looking for something to do in the comfort of their own cars underneath the stars started buying tickets.

Late Thursday night, it was reported by the that Sedgwick County spokesman Van Williams said the Starlite is “not considered an essential business” under the Sedgwick County’s stay-at-home order.

I spoke with a representative from the Drive-In who had not heard from the county late Thursday night. They were finally contacted by County Manager Tom Stolz on Friday morning to receive the bad news. I was told the county didn’t handle the communication properly and they were given incorrect information. The Drive-In wanted to make sure that the public knew they were given approval before contacting all media outlets; just an unfortunate situation all around.

With the bad news, the Drive-In will be forced to cancel the opening this weekend. Their website and social media will be updated and refunds for tickets purchased will be processed today.

Once they get everything updated they are going to do a couple of post about their 2020 season merchandise and gift cards if people still want to support in that manner which can also be found on their website.

Guess I’ll have to watch Tiger King on Netflix again this weekend……..


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