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Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!! (RE-OPENING)!!!!!!!!!!

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!! (RE-OPENING)!!!!!!!!!!
« on: September 21, 2010, 05:19:08 PM »
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This was posted on their facebook page.....

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Well, folks- I hate to say it but its true. After nearly 20 years serving the best food and throwing the best parties in South West Texas, we are closing our doors. Our last night will be Saturday, September 25th. We want to thank you for all the great memories.

What a shame.  Will really miss it.......   :icon_cry:
« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 06:08:14 PM by TexasAggieHiker »

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Offline MilesOfTexas

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 05:29:39 PM »
Why?!?!  That's just awful!!!  :icon_frown:
"I have an excellent profession, but I don't enjoy it near as much as I do when I am in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by marvelous creations, and efforting to capture what I see and feel so I may share it with others."

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Offline Robert

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 05:45:15 PM »
Sorry to hear that. Visits to the park just won't be the same. Unfortunately the timing does not allow for one last visit.

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Offline Dinohunter

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 05:48:14 PM »
 :icon_cry:  This just can't be true

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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 05:56:13 PM »
oh rats....thats gonna bite. Starlight was my second favorite place out in the Bend, second only to the park

James
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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 06:00:27 PM »
DAMN. That's really, really sad. My wife and I were just there at the start of the month. We love that place. Been going there for 6 years.

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chisos_muse

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 06:04:13 PM »
Wow....this is truly sad news for the Big Bend community in so many ways. I hope that a person passionate about the area and it's people can take it over soon...

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 06:56:29 PM »
Very fond memories of that place....










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Offline CactusFlower

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 07:35:10 PM »
Nice pics.  So sorry to hear about the Starlight, some good memories there. 

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SHANEA

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 08:00:23 PM »
It was for sale several years ago.  I checked into it with some others.  Only the restaurant, furnishings, kitchen were for sale - along with the name and whatever patrons showed up.  The building itself was not included in the package and was not for sale.  Fairly decent cash flow if I recall from the spreadsheet I got from Chad.  Didn't actually get to see the books.  The asking price was way too much - especially since it didn't include the building.    Certainly wouldn't get rich - you've got a short high season and a very long low season to survive - just like anyplace out that way.   Chad also owns the Boathouse, or did at that time.  Certainly didn't want to get into the restaurant business w/o the building and only a handshake on the lease.  I talked with Ivy and he didn't see any need for a lease, a handshake would do.    :eusa_snooty:  and then to be in competition with the Boat House and the same owner...  Ran, not walked, away from that one.   :eusa_boohoo:

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 11:13:37 AM »
Was just in the Starlight over Labor Day weekend with friends, first trip for two of them, sad, No Starlight no Border Crossing, Sad Very Sad Day.
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Offline sandersmr

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 03:05:57 PM »
That's where we had Christmas dinner last year (or was it Chirstmas Eve?)  We really enjoyed our one and only visit there.
Six years between trips - way too long.

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 10:22:28 PM »
This is AWFUL!!! What will life be like without a Diego Burger after a long hike? I can't fathom...Wish I were rich...I'd buy that place and get drunk(err... inebriated) with Dr. Doug on the porch every day!! Sad, Sad day.
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Offline Al

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 10:33:56 PM »
These are hard times  . . . especially in the desert . . .

Al

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Re: Starlight Theatre is closing!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 06:57:19 AM »
That's a bummer,  I will miss the Diego Burger and listening to the locals play music.  It won't be worth the drive out anymore just to hang out on the Front Porch.   I can understand why it closed though - a marginal business 6 months of the year.  Maybe Ivey can get someone else to take it over or start up something new there.   TWWG

 


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