Mount Isa Tropicaire

Opened: 1960's
Location: Barkly Hwy, Mt Isa
Capacity: 637 Cars
Screens: One
Operator: Tropicaire drive-in theatres
Closed: 1985?

Brief history:
This drive-in, from all reports, traded very well with the entertainment starved population of Mt Isa. Although other indoor theatres operated in the town, I know where I'd be in the days before air-conditioned theatres, at the drive-in.

This great walk-in section differs from most other seating areas at drive-ins in that it was outdoors and uncovered. Other drive-ins in northern Australia had similar areas, particularly in WA.

I hoped they changed the programme twice a week, as I'd want to go to the pictures here at least that often; the Tropicaire name suits this place.

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