Location: Samford Road, Keperra
Capacity: 650 Cars
Screens: One, later two
Operator: R.W.P. Dodd Theatres, BCC
Brisbane suburban drive-ins differed from their southern cousins in a number of ways. The climate was better for outdoor movies, they twinned locations much later and also ran “R” certificate films for longer. All of these differences point to the business being more boyant than in Melbourne and Sydney in the mid 1980’s. Indeed, in 1986 greater Brisbane still had 15 drive-ins still open plus more on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Keperra was typical of Brisbane drive-ins neat and tidy yet never as elaborate as those in Sydney or Melbourne, very much in the style of Adelaide or Perth. Today Keperra sits under new housing and Brisbane drive-in fans have only 3 venues to visit.
Images used here from Gary King