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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, a Melbourne suburb, became the first of more than 330 drive-ins that were built across Australia and changed the way Australians saw movies forever.

Welcome to the Drive-ins Downunder web site - a tribute to the drive-in theaters of Australia and the world.

Thanks for visiting the home of Drive-ins in Australia. The Cinema & Theatre Historical Society have recently published a special,edition magazine on Hoyts to celebrate its 100 Years; Hoyts 100: The Legacy of Arthur Russell. What does a dentist have to do with Hoyts and drive-ins in Australia? Buy a copy from the CATHS site CATHS site and you can find out. The first few print runs have sold out so don't miss out on your copy

Australia's largest drive-in, the Lunar Dandenong in Melbourne has been experiencing solid crowds all year, so if you love drive-ins and live nearby, come and visit soon. For all of the session details see Add it to your favourites right away. In addition to the Lunar 4, there are also Village Coburg 3 and Dromana 3 in Victoria, Greater Union Blacktown 2 and Hedon Greta in NSW, Wallis Gepps Cross in Sth Australia, Galaxy Kingsley and Busselton in Western Australia and Yatala 3, Mareba Rodeo, Tors Charters Towers, Jericho & Stardust Ayre in QLD. There are others that open from time to time in Western Australia so keep your eyes open when travelling around.

I do appreciate your updates even if I don't always immediately get around to making the changes on the site.

If you want to enjoy a few fun pages with drive-in content and more make sure you check both of these out Cinema & Theatres Of Australia and Lost Melbourne .

I am always interested in buying old film collections in 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm and 35mm. I also collect Film Weekly Annuals and Motion Picture Catalogs from the US. Let me know what you have email

Visit your local drive-in soon........and often.

David Kilderry

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