Coopers Plains Skyline

Opened: 1960's
Location:
Capacity: 650 Cars
Screens: One
Operator: Hoyts
Closed: 1985

Brief history:
The only Hoyts drive-in in Queensland. It followed very much in the style of their southern 1960's drive-ins and also has similarities to both Wagga and Tamworth.


Hoyts used the rear snack bar design in several later drive-in theatres. It is not known if they did this to maximise the land area or for other reasons. The only single screen drive-in in Australia from this era that retains this design today is Wallis's Gepps Cross Mainline in Adelaide.


This is as elaborate as it gets. Thousands of dollars were spent here creating a very well appointed outdoor dining and viewing area. To think all of this was bulldozed, very culturally short-sighted bureaucrats presided over hundreds of such demolisions...and still do!

 

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