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Drive-Ins through out Australia

While an American invention, drive-in theaters became very popular in Australia starting in the 1950's.  The first drive-in theater opened in Australia in 1954 and at one point, there were over 300 drive-ins opened throughout Australia.  Australia had the third highest number of drive-ins of all countries behind only the United States and Canada.  Currently, most have closed and there are only 16 remaining drive-in theaters still in operation in Australia.  All remaining drive-ins in Australia are listed below.  Click on the name of the drive-in for more information on that drive-in. 

Open Drive-ins

Skyline Drive-in Blacktown
Cricketers Arms Rd
Blacktown, New South Wales 2148

The Skyline Drive-in Blacktown is now owned by Event Cinemas theater chain. This drive-in is located in Blacktown, New South Wales. The Skyline Driv...more about Skyline Drive-in Blacktown
Heddon Greta Drive In
Heddon St
Newcastle, New South Wales 2321

Opened in 1967, the Heddon Great Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. It is still going str...more about Heddon Greta Drive In
Westview Drive-in
12R Narromine Rd
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830

The Westview Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. Originally opened in 1970, it operated for 17...more about Westview Drive-in
Yatala Drive-in
100 Jacobs Well Road
Stapylton, Queensland 4207

Originally opened in 1974 as a single screen drive-in theater named the Beenliegh, the drive-in was later named the Yatala Drive-in. The Yatala Drive...more about Yatala Drive-in
Mareeba Drive-In
5303 Kennedy Hwy
Mareeba, Queensland 4880

The Mareeba Drive-in was originally opened in 1960 as the Rodeo Drive-in. It was closed in 1998 but later re-opened in 2002. The name was changed at...more about Mareeba Drive-In
Tors Drive-in
130 New Queen Road
Queenton, Queensland 4820

Opened in 1966, Tor's Drive-in is one of Australia's continually operating drive-ins. They are a great bargain at $8.50 for 2 movies. They have 2 sc...more about Tors Drive-in
Stardust Drive-in in Ayr
27 Kilrie Rd
AYR, Queensland 4807

The Stardust is a single screen drive-in theater that was opened in 1964. It is located in Ayr, Queensland which is on the northeast coast of Austral...more about Stardust Drive-in in Ayr
Jericho Drive-In
Darwin Street
Jericho, Queensland 4728

With a car capacity of just 36 cars, the Jericho Drive-in (openedin 1969) is the smallest operating drive-in in the world of which we are aware. They...more about Jericho Drive-In
Coober Pedy Drive-in Theatre
Umoona Rd,
Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723

The Coober Pedy Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Coober Pedy, South Australia. It is one of only two remaining drive-ins in Sou...more about Coober Pedy Drive-in Theatre
Dromana 3 Drive-In
133 Nepean Hwy
Dromana, Victoria 3936

The Dromana 3 Drive-in is a three screen drive-in theater located in Dromana, Victoria, Australia. It was opened in 1961 as a single screen drive-in ...more about Dromana 3 Drive-In
Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In
155 Newlands Rd
Coburg , Victoria 3058

With a 900 car capacity and three movie screens, the Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-in is the second largest drive-in in Australia. The Village Cinemas...more about Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In
Lunar Drive-In Theater
115 S Gippsland Hwy
Dandenong, Victoria 3175

Opened in 1956 and later expanded, the Lunar Drive-in is now the largest drive-in in Australia. The Lunar Drive-in is located in Dandenong, Victoria,...more about Lunar Drive-In Theater
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema
Allen Rd
Mundaring, Western Australia 6073

The Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema, while technically not a drive-in theater, is an outdoor theater that seats approximately 350 people in sling chairs. T...more about Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema
Galaxy Drive In Theatre
Goollelal Drive Kingsley?CNR?Hocking Road
Kingsley, Western Australia 6026

Opened in 1973, the Galaxy Drive-in is now Perth's only remaining drive-in theater. The drive-in has a single screen showing double features. They on...more about Galaxy Drive In Theatre
Dongara Drive-in
LOT 941 Point Leander Dr
Port Denison, Western Australia 6525

The Dongara Drive-in is a single screen drive-in that was opened in 1967. It is open seasonally from Spring thru late summer which is generally Septe...more about Dongara Drive-in
Koorda Drive-in
2 Orchard St
Koorda, Western Australia 6475

The Koorda Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater that was built by the Community of Koorda in Western Australia back in 1965. It is a small dr...more about Koorda Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Mainline Drive-In
588 Main N Rd
Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094

Opened in 1956, the Mainline Drive-in was one of only two drive-ins still operating in South Australia until it closed in February of 2022. It was ope...more about Mainline Drive-In
Paraburdoo Open Air Gardens and Drive-In
Lot 620 Camp Road
Paraburdoo, WA, Western Australia 6754

The Paraburdoo Open Air Gardens and Drive-In opened in late-1972. The open air gardens are the front and the cars line up at the back behind the garde...more about Paraburdoo Open Air Gardens and Drive-In