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Gooseneck Barn Lights Add Nostalgic Touch to Texas Drive-In Theatre

Summer is right around the corner and we’re ready for some outdoor fun! And what could be more fun than dinner and a movie!? The Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre in Lubbock, Texas, offers not only the retro experience of a drive-in movie under the stars, but also boasts a playground for kids and amazing food in the 50s Café.

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When Ryan Smith, founder and president of the theatre, wanted to upgrade the exterior lighting on the café building, he searched for style and quality at affordable prices.

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“I was looking to give a fresh yet nostalgic look that fits our drive-in theatre,” Ryan says. “We needed fixtures that could give the proper light spread with a mounting that could support the light in our windy environment.” Ryan discovered Barn Light Electric during an online search for lighting.

“It took me awhile before I knew I wanted a barn-style light,” he explains. “There is always outdoor work to do here so, in that regard, it is like running and maintaining a ranch. We herd cars instead of cattle.”

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Ryan chose the iconic Original™ Warehouse Gooseneck Light to highlight the exterior of the café near the outdoor seating area. He customized these American-made wall lights with generous 20″ shades, a Metallic Chrome finish, and rugged G36 gooseneck arms.

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“We love the color, quality, and style,” Ryan notes. “The Metallic Chrome finish has a mid-century modern look, and the G36 has the proper look and support that our light fixtures need. They look cool!”

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The Original™ is just one classic example of the many handcrafted fixtures that Barn Light produces in our Florida manufacturing facility. From hand-spun metals to countless customizing and finish options, plenty of hands-on craftsmanship and attention goes into every fixture.

“These offered the style and quality we wanted at a reasonable price,” Ryan says. “Coming from an American factory made the choice easy for us. Barn Light is now our preferred vendor.”

Photos courtesy of Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre

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