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Blacktown Drive-In Cinema

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Published April 3rd 2009
There used to be over 20, for years there were two, now only one remains.

Drive-In Cinemas in Sydney are officially an endangered species, with the last remnant of a bygone era of entertainament to be found in Blacktown, and run by Greater Union.

Just how long GU will be able to resist the great wads of cash on offer from developers (which saw the demise of the Bass Hill Drive-In) in anyone's guess.

Here are a few pictures of the Blacktown Cinema is all it's retro glory:

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In the tradition of the Drive-in, there are Double Features on most nights. To see what's on at the moment go here.

Drive-in cinemas have many advantages. Sit in your own comfy seat. Control the temperature (cinemas are always so cold!). No listening to the inane comments of chattering tweens. If you are hit in the back of the head with a Jaffa, you should be able to figure out who threw it.

The best thing about Drive-in cinemas however is just the simple novelty of it.

It's a wonder they are not more popular. I guess no matter how many cars you pack into a drive-in you still won't make as much money as a regular cinema on the same spot which can squash people in like sardines. Chances are the Blacktown drive-in will soon shake to the sound of bulldozers as well.


Why? Experience the fun of the drive-in before they are no more.
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Where: Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown
Comments
great time to have something different
By jlje2 - reader
Friday, 3rd of April @ 03:15 am
Drive-ins are the best they are great for the whole family its a great night out...dont close the last one down it would be such a same
By nicol3 - reader
Tuesday, 7th of April @ 01:19 am
It is so sad to see our drive ins fading away....say NO to developers and lets keep this part of history for all to enjoy and especially our children. I loved going to the drive in and have many happy memories. Dont we have enough land being slaughtered for the greedy developers?
By debor10 - reader
Monday, 31st of August @ 12:33 am
I can rember going to the drive in when I was young. Then when I got old. My frist son is a drive in van baby. He thinks it is great took them when they were young. Now I take my clients there and they love it. Happy times
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 8th of November @ 10:09 am
I like the idea of this cinema so rare we can see weared thing but nice here around i wish you keep it last for ever
By Anonymous
Sunday, 15th of July @ 09:12 am
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