Saturday, 27 August 2016

Outdoor Drive-in Theatre in Ayr, Queensland.

What a great surprise when driving around Ayr in Queensland we came across the outdoor Drive-In Movie Theatre, brought back so many memories of years gone by.
Sharing a photo of the screen and where you park.

We have moved from Ayr to Bowen which is just below Ayr.

This photo was taken with my phone.


The Map below is where Ayr is situated on the East Coast of Australia.


61 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    That's a nice place for a drive in Movie theatre. Very large.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. Always a big screen so everyone can see it. I remember a lot more parking spaces where I saw the movies.

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  2. I've never seen outdoor drive-in cinema. We don't have such here. But I think it would be nice to be there.

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  3. Aquí en mi lugar de vacaciones, todos los sábados ponen una pantalla cerca del mar y todas las gentes que quieren ver la película acuden con sus butacas de playa, además es un servicio gratuito que ofrece el Ayuntamiento de Cádiz.
    Besos

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    1. How wonderful is that then, the city of Cadiz doing that for the holiday makers :)

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  4. Oh, M, Our very first date was at a Drive In with many people jammed in a car :) Good memories. Oh, you have the most interesting finds in your travels. Have fun. HUGS xo G

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    1. Oh really! How wonderful. Always good memories B...Hugs M xox

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  5. They were all over the US after WWII, but have mostly disappeared--- along with older single-auditorium theaters. Too bad.

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  6. I have not seen a drive-in theater for decades! Thanks for sharing, Margaret!

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  7. Fun family memories for me, too. A hot summer night, eating popcorn and treats we brought from home, falling asleep in the back seat halfway through the movie. There are a few left here in the States, too, but not very many.

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    1. Those were the days Cynthia, many the young ones won't experience.

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  8. Oh my gosh, I miss drive-ins. Weren't they fun?

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    1. 'Tis indeed interesting Gosia, and I presume you don't have them in Poland.

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  10. It is a very, very long time since I have seen a drive-in.
    I hope you are having a blissful time away.

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  11. Good memories indeed, but I think we would now be very dissatisfied with the picture and sound quality.

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    1. I'm sure we would Andrew but it would be nice to experience the drive-in just one more time.

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  12. Not a place I have heard of, but drive ins are great

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    1. If you get to travel up north in your caravan you will drive through Ayr.

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  13. Very interesting. I remember outdoor drive-ins from when I was a child. Enjoy your weekend.

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  14. Only a few left here in Canada. You photo did bring memories for me. Thank you.

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    1. It's always nice to hear that there are some drive-ins left, it's part of our history.
      Always lovely memories of the drive-ins.

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  15. Holy hell - that brings back memories. "Smogging" in the back seat - ha ha!
    Great to know at least one exists still in Australia.
    Much, much warmer in Ayr than Launceston - I think was minus
    this morning on the weather news!!
    I'd be keeping an eye on Tassie weather before "Shanks" hits
    the stirrups/accelerator.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Have had a fair bit of rain and wind down in Launceston as well.
      Apparently there is a leak in the roof of house at home that was re-done before we left home according to son, wife and 3 little ones who are living in the house - baby sitting it :)
      Great things drive-in movies :)

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  16. Ahh drive-ins they were a fun place in my youth, even seen some great movies well a couple.
    Merle......................

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    1. Merle, we used to go often but I wouldn't have a clue as to what movies we saw!

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  17. I remember drive-ins. Ours was surrounded by a high chainlink fence and if you couldn't pay to get in, you simply parked on the grass verge and sat on the bonnet to see and hear. But you had to get there early enough to get the best hearing spots.

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  18. I wonder if they get many visitors. Happy and safe travels Margaret.

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    1. Be interesting to know but I guess they do have some otherwise it would be closed all together.

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  19. Thank you for this memory. Drive-ins were great for (you know). Their are all gone here

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  20. The last time I saw an outdoor picture "theatre" was in Tin Can
    Bay when my late brother and I were kids. We used to sit in the backyard of the place we stayed at and we would watch the pictures/movies from there...and we could just hear them. Mum loved fishing and mud crabbing...so while she did that our Nana, my brother and I would collect fresh oysters off the rocks! Heaven!

    The outdoor picture "theatre" in Tin Can Bay back in the Fifties...was just that...it wasn't a drive-in.

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  21. The drive-in at Yatala is still operating, too.

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    1. Good memories you have then.
      I used to take Oysters off the rocks as well when a teenager at the beach and we washed them tipped a pile of tomato sauce on them and swallowed....just great, we can't do that today!
      Interesting that Yatala in SA has drive-in.

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    2. The Yatala I refer to is here in Queensland, Margaret...between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Yatala is also famous for its meat pies....Yatala Pies.

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  22. interesting! We do not have those in Finland

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  23. wo don't have here i wonder what they are dear

    are these old kind of cinema if yes then it is familiar

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    1. Yes movies whilst you sit in your car with a speaker to hear the movie, watched on the large screen shown...lots of fun.

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  24. Wow !! Just an interesting place !!
    Greetings

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    1. It was interesting 'Ayr' more to come on Ayr when I am home.

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  25. Never been to a drive-in but seen them in many films.
    Your phone took a good photo.

    May your happy travels continue

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan....I'm very pleased with the phone photos...amazing really.

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  26. Funny, a movie from in your car.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Guess it would be 'odd' if never seen or known about :)

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  27. I didn't think they still had drive In movies. Enjoy Qld.

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    1. Seems they do Diane. Don't know of any other in the State.

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  28. Wonder find. There is only few left here.

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  29. wow, i must visit one of those. sounds so much fun. I'm in India but NZ and Oz--wishlist!

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  30. Worth watching from close thank you for sharing dear

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