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How To Buy A Super 8 Movie Camera

This guide will give you a basic understanding of Super 8 movie cameras and tips on how to select one to best suit your needs from the hundreds offered ebay and other sites. Super 8 was developed…

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How To Buy A Super 8 Movie Projector

This guide will spell out in simple terms a brief history and tips for buying a Super 8 movie projector. The Super 8 film format was introduced in 1965 and pushed amateur film making into the bigtime. The Super…

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Dromana, Peninsula

Opened: 1961Location: Nepean Hwy, Dromana/Mornington Penninsula FwyCapacity: 485 Cars (original)Screens: Three, four in SummerOperator: Peninsula Drive-in Pty LtdClosed: Open all year Dromana is one of three drive-ins still operating in the state of Victoria. Built by Lloyd Whitaker and for…

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Dandenong Lunar, Village, Panoramic

Opened: Friday May 4 1956Location: 115 South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong, VictoriaCapacity: 950Screens: Four Operator: Lunar Drive-in Theatre Dandenong Pty LtdClosed: 1984 Re-opened 19 September 2002 The Lunar Dandenong drive-in is Australia’s largest drive-in theatre and second oldest still in operation. All four…

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Village Croydon

Village Croydon Opened: 1955Location: Whitehorse Road CroydonCapacity: 800 CarsScreens: One, later twoOperator: Village drive-in Croydon Pty LtdClosed: 1990 The first theatre in the Village circuit to be named Village (the indoor theatres owned by the company at that time were called…

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Colac Shandon, Village

Colac Shandon Opened: Location: Capacity: 408 CarsScreens: OneOperator: Shandon Drive-in Theatres (Colac) Pty LtdClosed: 1984 The Shandon replaced the Regent Theatre in the main street as the place to see films in Colac. A lumber yard has slowly but surely demolished…

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Coburg Village, Hoyts, Big Six

Coburg Triple Drive-in Opened: November 1965Location: Newlands Road CoburgCapacity: 850 CarsScreens: ThreeOperator: Village Roadshow LtdClosed: 1984 – 1987 Coburg drive-in truly sums up the struggle for survival of drive-ins world-wide since the early 1980’s. Although today Coburg again enjoys full fields…

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Cobram Moonlight

Opened: August 1983Location: Murray Valley Hwy CobramCapacity: 350 CarsScreens: OneOperator: Grasso Family/ Kenric Drive-insClosed: 1985 Yes, the dates above are correct a brand new drive-in built in 1983 and closed 2 years later in 1985. Plans were drawn up for a…

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Casterton Coachline

Opened: 1968Location: Portland Road, Casterton, VictoriaCapacity: 100 CarsScreens: OneOperator: Rural Theatres (Roy Tuohy)Closed: Early 1983 Brief history:Casterton is a town of around 2,000 inhabitants and it had a drive-in! The drive-in was built within the grounds of a property just out…

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Clayton Metro Twin, Village Clayton

Opened: 1957Location: Cnr Blackburn Rd and Wellington Rd ClaytonCapacity: 1,474Screens: TwoOperator: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pty Ltd, later Village Drive-in Pty LtdClosed: 1984 Brief history:MGM did not do anything by halves especially the construction of their international theatre circuit. MGM had operated…

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