Remembering good times at the drive-in

The drive-in was a perfect date location with the parking for a little necking already provided. Steamy windshields were evident in all directions! Many of us got our love for the drive-in from the good times as a teenager. Of course many girls’ parents forbid their daughters to go on dates at the drive-in to protect them from young men, but that didn’t stop them…

Tonight for Saturday night nostalgia, we want to share your memories of the movies and the drive in!

Miles of cars – you had to arrive early!

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Staff at Burwood Cinema – opened in 1954 and closed in 1983

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Field sign in Blacktown

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It looks so bare hours before the first movie starts…

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An advert for Sydney Skyline Drive-ins that once existed in January 1978. Blacktown is still operating!

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The Sundown Drive-in Cinema, Canberra, 1970

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That’s a big field!

 

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North Ryde Drive-In Cinema, 1965

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Movie speakers – do you remember accidentally driving away with one still in your car?

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The projector room where it all happens

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Dinner at the drive-in movie theatre, 1952… where a tray with room to spare fit in, in the driver’s seat.

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What movies do you remember seeing at the drive-in? Did you take a boy or girl you were seeing along?