Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne

Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne

On February 18 1954, an advertisement appeared in the Melbourne Sun: "Opening tonight at 6:30 Australia's first drive-in theater". The Skyline in Burwood became the first of more than 330 drive-ins that were built across Australia.

By 1966, there were 19 drive-ins cinemas in Greater Melbourne to a peak of 60 throughout Victoria. For many, they remain a fond nostalgia memory.

Melbourne Altona - Doherty's Road, Altona
Melbourne Broadmeadows - Sydney Road/Hume Hwy, Broadmeadows
Melbourne Bulleen - Bulleen Road, Bulleen
Melbourne Burwood - Burwood Highway (near Elgar Road) Burwood
Melbourne Maribyrnong Sunset - Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
Melbourne Oakleigh - Old Dandenong Road Oakleigh
Melbourne Preston Skyline - Plenty Road Reservoir
Melbourne Wantirna - Cnr Mountain Hwy and Boronia Road, Wantirna
Melbourne Wodonga Skyline - Old Hume Hwy, Wodonga

Melbourne Ballarat Village - Ballarat
Melbourne Brooklyn - Leakes Rd, Brooklyn
Melbourne Clayton Metro Twin Cnr Blackburn Rd and Wellington Rd Clayton
Melbourne Coburg (still operating - see below) Newlands Road Coburg
Melbourne Colac Shandon - Colac
Melbourne Croydon - Whitehorse Road Croydon
Melbourne Dandenong Lunar (closed 2023) 115 South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong
Melbourne Essendon - Bulla Road/Melrose Drive, Tullamarine
Melbourne Frankston Starlite - Skye Road Frankston
Melbourne Maryborough Village
Melbourne Moorabbin Village - Off Keys Road, Moorabbin
Melbourne Morwell Panoramic - Off Keys Road, Moorabbin
Melbourne Preston Northland Olympic Twin - Murray Road, Preston
Melbourne Reservoir - Settlement Road, Thomastown
Melbourne Rowville - Stud Road, Rowville
Melbourne Toorak (Taronga) - Toorak Road, East Hawthorn (now Coles offices)
Melbourne Warrnambool Shandon - Princes Hwy Warrnambool

Melbourne Bairnsdale - Bairnsdale
Melbourne Ballarat Skyline- Ballarat
Melbourne Benalla - Benalla
Melbourne Bendigo - Bendigo
Melbourne Birchip - Birchip
Melbourne Casterton Coachline - Portland Road, Casterton
Melbourne Cobram Moonlight - Murray Valley Hwy Cobram
Melbourne Dromana 3 - 113 Nepean Highway Dromana (still operating - see below)
Melbourne Echuca River-Vu - Echuca
Melbourne Frankston - Skye Road
Melbourne Geelong Bell Post Hill Village - Ballarat Road, Bell Post Hill Geelong
Melbourne Geelong Moolap Star - Moolap Station Road, Moolap, Geelong
Melbourne Grantville - Grantville
Melbourne Hamilton Village - Hamilton
Melbourne Horsham Mota-Vu - Horsham
Melbourne Inverloch - Inverloch
Melbourne Kerang Parkline - Centre of Kerang Racetrack, Kerang
Melbourne Leongatha - South Gippsland Hwy, Leongatha
Melbourne Metro Twin - Clayton
Melbourne Mildura Crossroads - The Crossroads, Mildura
Melbourne Mildura Sixteenth Street - 16th Street, Mildura
Melbourne Moe Fairsky -
Melbourne Morwell Panoramic
Melbourne Portland Coachline
Melbourne Robinvale Valley
Melbourne Sale Swan Lake - Princes Hwy Sale
Melbourne Sandringham - Tulip Street Sandringham
Melbourne Seymour Sunset - Puckapunyal Road, Seymour
Melbourne Shepparton Twilight - Goulbourn Valley Hwy (Melbourne Rd), Shepparton
Melbourne Stawell Village - Centre of the trotting track! Stawell
Melbourne Sunset Maribyrnong
Melbourne Sunshine Village - Northumberland Road, off Ballarat Road, Sunshine
Melbourne Swan Hill - Murray Valley Hwy, Beverford
Melbourne Terang - O'Conners Lane, Terang
Melbourne Traralgon Village - Princes Hwy, Btwn Traralgon and Morwell
Melbourne Wangaratta - Hume Hwy, Wangaratta
Melbourne Warragul Twilite - Copelands
Melbourne Yarrawonga Lakeside - Murray Valley Hwy, Yarrawonga

DriveIn Nostagla

For more information on drive-ins, check out these websites:




View Event: Coburg Drive-In
Coburg Drive-In
Three screens, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. For a night of good old fashioned movie fun, bring your family or a carload of mates to the Village Drive-In and watch mo.. Show More..

View Event: Dromana 3 Drive-In
Dromana 3 Drive-In
The Dromana Drive In is the perfect place to take in a film and enjoy the nostalgia of a Classic 60's Drive-In. The original 1961 screen is the earliest remaining in Victoria, stil.. Show More..


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Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne 

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Dromana 3 Drive-In

Coburg Drive-In

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Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

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Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne