When I turn 60, I want a party something like Starlight Six Drive-in’s birthday bash: live music, B-movies, tons of food, all kinds of relaxed, fun people having a relaxed, fun time.
Sunday’s Drive-Invasion — Starlight Six’s 10th such celebration — will have all that, plus the knowledge that everyone can use the Labor Day holiday to recover.
I talked with Jim Stacey, the drive-in’s general manager, to get a sense of where the movie lot has been, where it’s headed and how it has survived so long. Stacey saw movies there as a kid, loved coming back as an adult and has worked there for 10 years now. These days, he does everything you expect a theater manager to do, plus lawn care.