Starlite Drive-In noise citation hurt business, owner says

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) In Christiansburg a noise citation that forced lower speaker volume at a drive-in movie theater turned many customers away, the owner tells us.

Peggy Beasley, the owner of Starlite Drive-In says last season had low attendance because of the ticket she received in May.

This week a judge dismissed the case against the drive-in saying it is free from town noise restrictions.

"I'm hoping word will get out that we're going to be just like we used to be. Hopefully everything will go off without a hitch and we'll have a good season and try to recoup from some of the last year's losses because last year nothing was good," said Peggy Beasley, the owner of Starlite Drive-In.

Beasley will have the volume louder when she reopens the drive-in next season.

She's considering adding more speakers near the concession stands to make sound clearer for people further from the screen.