Welcome to Starlight Drive-In

Title:
Welcome to Starlight Drive-In
NFSA ID:
58827
Year:
1960
Category:
Access fees

This clip was aimed at visitors to Starlight Drive-In, located in the suburb of Watson to the north of Canberra and operating from 1957 to 1993.

It includes pre-show information for those attending with a special mention to replace the speaker on the stand before driving away!

The site has since been developed into the Starlight Apartments but the original neon sign still marks its location.

Drive-in theatres (also known as drive-in cinemas or drive-ins) were once very popular in Australia. 

They very much appealed to post – Second World War youth and car culture. The advent of colour TV and video rental stores contributed to their demise.