Location: Boles Street, Gladstone
Capacity: 270 Cars
Operator: Upton Theatres
Closed: June 2005
From 1999……………………..With a multi-screen hardtop location imminent in Gladstone, the Glen drive-in may have a struggle on its hands. The theatre is set in an almost perfect natural setting and is a fablous place to see a movie under the stars. The drive-in has a sunken snack bar building so as not to block the view from cars behind the building – why not make the screen higher? The original playground is still located under the screens too for little kids and big kids. Spread around the front few ramps are seats, so you are certainly not restricted to your car at the Glen.
With a population of 37,000, Gladstone should certainly be able to support the drive-in if marketed correctly. Good presentation, good food, a friendly atmosphere, good value and films people want to see are the ingredients to make a successful operation.