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Yatala Drive-In Theatre

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published March 12th 2014
Update April 15th 2014
Check out the Easter Extravaganza Program. There are lots of great movies showing eg The Lego Movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Captain America 2 The Amazing Spider-Man Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Drive-Ins and Panel Vans Go Together
Formerly Beenleigh Drive-In, this iconic spot opened on Sunday 27th October 1974. Now it is one of the few Drive-In theatres left.

If you haven't been to a Drive-In Theatre since your wild youth, it's time you went again. If you - or your kids - haven't been to one, then what are you waiting for? Drive Ins are a piece of Aussie history. Everyone should be able to say they've tried the experience.

Yatala Drive In
Put this on your Bucket List

The Diner is just fantastic, full of shiny red vinyl. Think "Happy Days". Banks of lollies in huge containers will tempt you to wreck your teeth and give the kids a sugar high.

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It's worth going just to sit in this cool diner.
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Yatala Drive In Theatre
The Original Big Screen

Cash only at the ticket window. ATM at diner.
As well as the classic speakers, you can use car radio, walkman or portable stereo
You control the movie sound level
Bring blankets, pillows and sleeping bags, mattresses and lie down in the back of your van, car or ute
You can bring folding chairs or stay in your car.
You can bring pets IF they are on a lead
Eat in your car or in the diner.
Operates 7 days a week from 6 - 11:45pm

If you join the Bumper Sticker Club you can gain entry for only $25 for 2 people or $30 for up to 4 people. Purchase your sticker at the cafe for $5. ( Some conditions apply)

Yatala Drive In Theatre
I remember that climbing tower from my childhood. They were terrific.

There are also Nostalgia Nights. The next one is
DRIVE-N-JIVE on March 22

It begins with a Car Show at 3pm featuring Rock N Roll Era & Classic Cars. This is followed by Six Big Double Feature Movies on 3 screens. The car show is included in the ticket price.

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No other movie experience is quite the same.
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Why? Something you must do at least once.
Phone: (07) 3287 2930
Where: Yatala Drive-In Theatre
Cost: $13; $7 chn 6yrs . Deals available
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