Morwell Panoramic

Opened: late 1950's
Location: Morwell, Victoria
Capacity: 410 Cars
Screens: One
Operator: Panoramic Drive-in Theatres Pty Ltd
Closed: early 1970's

Brief history:
I believed this drive-in to be long since demolished, without a trace remaining, until I stumbled across it. When people say it is "completly gone" their definition is often different to us drive-in archaeologists.

It may not seem like much but gives us an idea of what at least some of this drive-in looked like. It is now in use as a Sunday market with several other buildings built upon the ramps. The ticket box and snack bar both are clearly visible. The fibro cement sheet structure was most common for drive-in buildings in the 1950's. Get 'em up fast and cheap, lets make some dough before this drive-in craze ends!

I believe this drive-in closed and was "moved" up to the NSW south coast town of Pambula - near Merrimbula.

 

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