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The best drive-in cinemas in Melbourne

Roll up, tune in and watch classic films in these drive-in cinemas near Melbourne
Written by
Rebecca Russo

For some mid-century nostalgia, head to one of these drive-in cinemas in and around Melbourne. You pay by the carload, so it's way cheaper than going to a standard movie theatre and you can BYO snacks, drinks, pillows and blankets. Snag a parking spot with a good view of the screen, tune into the FM broadcast and enjoy your movie. 

Don't have a car? That's okay, we've compiled a list of Melbourne's best-looking movie theatres. 

Note: Please check with venues directly for open hours. 

Melbourne's drive-in cinemas

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  • Coburg North

Make like a 1950s teenager and recline your car set at Melbourne’s closest drive-in cinema. You can roll on in, order your food from the retro diner via text message and enjoy a selection of brand-new flicks.

Lunar Drive-In
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  • Dandenong South

Opened in 1956, the Lunar Drive-in Theatre in Dandenong is actually the largest drive-in cinema in Australia. Films are shown every day except Christmas Day and the Lunar Café is open every night before and during the shows. 

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  • Seaford

Want a side of beachside charm with your cinema experience? Dromana’s drive-in cinema has been screening movies on its four screens since 1962. These days you can grab food from the on-site diner and watch a selection of classic flicks and new blockbusters. 

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