Kerang Parkline

Opened: 1960’s
Location: Centre of Kerang Racetrack, Kerang, Victoria 
Capacity: 260 Cars
Screens: One
Operator: Parkline drive-in theatres
Closed: 1980’s

Kerang, like Stawell had its drive-in theatre located in the centre of the racetrack. It sounds strange but makes perfect sense, a large area of land near the centre of town with all utilites connected. I can recall seeing highlights of country race meetings on TV as a child and every now and then you could see a drive-in screen in the background as the horses galloped past!

Stan Gunn photo

Many city and country drive-ins built in the 1950’s and 1960’s were equipped with RCA projection gear including the Super Standard or Standard 75 projector. RCA offered not only drive-in projectors supplied and made by Fittons of South Australia and box accessories, but also a design and development package to assist the local entrepreneur open a drive-in. You supply the cash and land and we will do the rest! Kerang was one such location.

Stan Gunn photo.

Built and operated by O’Hallorans theatre circuit along with its sister drive-in at Swan Hill.

These last four images courtesy of Peter Ricketts.