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Who would have thought Drive-In's could make a comeback

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Created by FormulaNova A week ago, 23 May 2020
FormulaNova
NSW, 10872 posts
23 May 2020 10:28PM
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Apparently the drive-in in Sydney has reopened.

Go figure. Everyone thought they were dead, but I guess how else can you now watch a movie around other people, but not?

Are there any other drive-ins in Aus? Not a drive-in bottleshop...

MDSXR6T
WA, 1010 posts
23 May 2020 9:41PM
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We have one that has never(?) closed in Perth, in Kingsley. I've taken the kids a couple of times and it's a bit of a novelty night out and I think you get 2 movies on the night?

GPA
WA, 2418 posts
23 May 2020 9:54PM
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MDSXR6T said..
We have one that has never(?) closed in Perth, in Kingsley. I've taken the kids a couple of times and it's a bit of a novelty night out and I think you get 2 movies on the night?


Correct, they've been operating since 1973.

sebol
WA, 751 posts
23 May 2020 9:57PM
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Love it, the only place to watch a movie with the family dog
Drive in are awesome, Kingsley one is anyway.

theDoctor
NSW, 5058 posts
24 May 2020 2:21AM
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Apparently there's a place in Sydney you can drive in where they'll come on your back

MDSXR6T
WA, 1010 posts
24 May 2020 7:16AM
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sebol said..
Love it, the only place to watch a movie with the family dog
Drive in are awesome, Kingsley one is anyway.

The outdoor cinema in East Perth is doggo friendly and i've seen the odd one at Camelot as well but i don't know if it's allowed.

GPA
WA, 2418 posts
24 May 2020 7:59AM
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The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...

I remember sitting outside the fence at the one that was just off Marmion Ave in Hillarys (next to the old BMX track) in the very early 80's. It was a long time ago, but I have a vague memory that they used to show porn. There was a line of deck chairs on the Southern fence line and all the Sandman wagons were rocking and rolling

sn
WA, 2678 posts
24 May 2020 2:19PM
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quadraphonic sounds in my shed - guess where they came from....

lotofwind
NSW, 5687 posts
24 May 2020 6:09PM
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GPA said..
The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...

I remember sitting outside the fence at the one that was just off Marmion Ave in Hillarys (next to the old BMX track) in the very early 80's. It was a long time ago, but I have a vague memory that they used to show porn. There was a line of deck chairs on the Southern fence line and all the Sandman wagons were rocking and rolling


So the "drive- in" was what they called "Netflix and chill" , in the olden days ??

Carantoc
NSW, 4920 posts
24 May 2020 6:38PM
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GPA said..
The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...


Is the one in Pannawonica still operating ?

Toph
WA, 1565 posts
24 May 2020 5:41PM
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GPA said..
The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...


The Kununurra drive-in still operates.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10872 posts
24 May 2020 8:36PM
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lotofwind said..
GPA said..
The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...

I remember sitting outside the fence at the one that was just off Marmion Ave in Hillarys (next to the old BMX track) in the very early 80's. It was a long time ago, but I have a vague memory that they used to show porn. There was a line of deck chairs on the Southern fence line and all the Sandman wagons were rocking and rolling


So the "drive- in" was what they called "Netflix and chill" , in the olden days ??


Yeah it was back in the days when you lived at your parents' house and had to go somewhere else for 'watching movies'.

What's that, you still live at your parents house? Yeah, it probably is the same then.

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
24 May 2020 10:28PM
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quadraphonic sounds in my shed - guess where they came from....


Hopefully not Dongara, as someone stole a heap
Cheers

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
24 May 2020 10:32PM
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GPA said..
The only other operating drive-in in WA is up at Dongara...

I remember sitting outside the fence at the one that was just off Marmion Ave in Hillarys (next to the old BMX track) in the very early 80's. It was a long time ago, but I have a vague memory that they used to show porn. There was a line of deck chairs on the Southern fence line and all the Sandman wagons were rocking and rolling


Our drive in at Dongara is very popular with locals and tourist, lucky to get in, pre corona they show a couple of times a week, run by volunteers and SLSC
Who do a great job, it's a great attraction and well used

japie
NSW, 5882 posts
25 May 2020 11:23AM
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I had a root in a VW Beetle in 1976 at the Grahamstown Drive in in South Africa.

The town is fog prone and it was common for the projectionist to ask drivers to start their engines to lift it.

It wasn't a memorable root!

Gazuki
WA, 1147 posts
25 May 2020 10:00AM
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Was the doc there?

japie
NSW, 5882 posts
25 May 2020 12:02PM
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No

Just me the root and the fog.

firiebob
WA, 2980 posts
25 May 2020 12:04PM
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japie said..
I had a root in a VW Beetle in 1976 at the Grahamstown Drive in in South Africa.

The town is fog prone and it was common for the projectionist to ask drivers to start their engines to lift it.

It wasn't a memorable root!


Only one at a drive in

japie
NSW, 5882 posts
25 May 2020 6:10PM
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firiebob said..

japie said..
I had a root in a VW Beetle in 1976 at the Grahamstown Drive in in South Africa.

The town is fog prone and it was common for the projectionist to ask drivers to start their engines to lift it.

It wasn't a memorable root!



Only one at a drive in


Never used to go that often but South African women can be notoriously hard to convince!

Tequila !
WA, 362 posts
25 May 2020 5:12PM
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japie said..

firiebob said..


japie said..
I had a root in a VW Beetle in 1976 at the Grahamstown Drive in in South Africa.

The town is fog prone and it was common for the projectionist to ask drivers to start their engines to lift it.

It wasn't a memorable root!




Only one at a drive in



Never used to go that often but South African women can be notoriously hard to convince!


Sure.. hard to convince midgets that would fit in the vw bug

bigbear
TAS, 141 posts
25 May 2020 7:30PM
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When I was a young wipper snapper, you didn't go to the drive in to watch a movie.

firiebob
WA, 2980 posts
25 May 2020 7:14PM
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Tequila ! said..

japie said..


firiebob said..



japie said..
I had a root in a VW Beetle in 1976 at the Grahamstown Drive in in South Africa.

The town is fog prone and it was common for the projectionist to ask drivers to start their engines to lift it.

It wasn't a memorable root!





Only one at a drive in




Never used to go that often but South African women can be notoriously hard to convince!



Sure.. hard to convince midgets that would fit in the vw bug


I'm over 6' but when you're young and keen even my Corolla was no handicap

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
26 May 2020 10:33AM
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bigbear said..
When I was a young wipper snapper, you didn't go to the drive in to watch a movie.








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