Hoyts Doncaster Drive-In

49 Greenaway Street,
Bulleen, VIC 3105

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

Architects: Peter Muller

Firms: Peter Muller

Previous Names: Hoyts Bulleen Drive-In

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Hoyts Doncaster Drive-In

Located in Bulleen near Doncaster, in the far north east suburbs of Melbourne. Hoyts Bulleen Drive-In opened on 25th March 1965 with a capacity for 754 cars. Designed by architect Peter Muller, of the architectural firm Peter Muller, the projection box was located on top of the concession building.

Later re-named Doncaster Drive-In, it was also used as a drive-in church, the the first one in Victoria. It closed on 22nd September 1984. Since then the site has remained empty and unused, with the building falling into a state of decay. Development of the site began in April 2022.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

darrenparlett on August 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Imagine buliding a drive in at a foggy area?

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Drive-In 54 on July 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Uploaded some pictures courtesy of David Kilderry and www.drive-insdownunder.com.au

davidcoppock on April 6, 2016 at 4:05 am

The Doncaster Drive-in was on Bulleen Street. The entrance was on Greenway Street, and the exit on Bulleen Street( almost opposite Avon Street). The Ramps and entrance and exit roads are still there, and also the ruins of the snack bar(and bio box?). There was plans to reopen the drive-in in(1991 or 1992?).

davidcoppock on April 19, 2016 at 1:17 am

The fence and entrance(and exit?) gate/s, and the posts of the screen or sign/s(near the entrance gate) remain.

davidcoppock on June 8, 2018 at 11:09 am

Opened on 25/3/1965 and closed on 22/9/1984.

P on October 15, 2020 at 10:48 pm

49 Greenaway St
Bulleen VIC 3105

P on April 17, 2022 at 4:10 pm

The site is starting to become developed

davidcoppock on June 17, 2022 at 10:29 pm

What is going to be developed on this site?

davidcoppock on June 17, 2022 at 11:52 pm

This drive-in theatre was also used as Victoria’s drive-in church in 1968.

davidcoppock on June 18, 2022 at 8:54 am

Correction Victoria’s first drive-in church.

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