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.
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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 www.lunardrive-in.com.au 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.
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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 .
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