Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne

Drive-In Cinema | Melbourne

Drive-In Cinema | MelbourneOn 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 and changed the way Australians saw movies forever.

In 1966, there were 19 drive-ins cinemas in Greater Melbourne to a peak of 60 throughout Victoria. Not that they were everyone's cup of tea, but for thousands of Melburnian's they remain a fond nostalgia memory.

For more information on drive-ins, you wont find a better web site than Drive-ins Downunder, a tribute to the drive-in theaters of Australia and the world.


Drive-Ins have been replaced by roof top cinemas and open air cinemas operating in the summer months including the Moonlight Cinema at the Botanical Gardens.


Melbourne has 3 surviving drive-in cinemas at Coburg, Dromana and Dandenong which is the largest drive-in theatre in the Southern Hemisphere. Coburg has the widest screens in the Southern Hemisphere.

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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 nostalhia of a Classic 60's Drive-In. The original 1961 screen is the earliest remaining in Victoria, stil ..

View Event: Lunar Drive-in Theatre | Dandenong
Lunar Drive-in Theatre | Dandenong
Lunar Drive-in Theatre better known as Lunar Drive-in Theatre. The Lunar Drive-in Theatre in Dandenong is Australia's largest drive-in theatre. It is open every night and sc ..

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 mov ..

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