Birchip North Western

Opened: 1960’s
Location: Birchip, Victoria
Capacity: 400
Screens: One
Operator: Michael Kelly
Closed: 1988

The North Western is a large well-built drive-in considering it was in a town with a population of around 4,000 people. The expectation was it would draw customers from a large surrounding area. A substantial outlay was put into creating one of the best looking drive-ins in Northern Victoria. From the solid entrance surrounds to the snack bar and ramps, it can be seen that a quality establishment was constructed here. In later life it was understood to be in use as a funeral parlour.

Projection room at Birchip. Stan Gunn photo.