Central 70 Drive-In

120 Stead Road,
Albany, WA 6330

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Central 70 Drive-In

Located in the Centennial Park suburb in the north of Albany, it was operated by Albany Investments Pty. Ltd. The Central 70 Drive-In opened on 26th December 1964 with Hayley Mills in “Summer Magic”, and “Gladiators 7”. It was called Central 70 because it was the most centrally located of the three drive-in’s in Albany and and the only one in Albany to have 70mm projection facilities. The Central 70 Drive-In closed on 10th February 1983 with “The Beastmaster” plus “Kill and Kill Again”. The equipment was sold to City Theatres and installed in the Beechline Drive-In in Ballajura.

The land was sold and sub-divided for an industrial estate. The drive-in site is now a go-kart track track(Gt karting,and ten pin bowling(separate building on site?)opened ?). The drive-in reopened on September 25, 2016 screening classic movies. It was closed on April 28, 2019 with River Phoenix in “Running on Empty” & Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future”.

Contributed by David coppock

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davidcoppock on June 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

The website has the address as 120 Stead Road.

davidcoppock on March 21, 2019 at 6:07 am

The go kart track has closed down been cleared away(in march 2019?). The drive-in section will close on 30/4/2019. The site has been sold(except for the ten pin bowling building). Who bought the site unknown?

davidcoppock on April 28, 2019 at 3:34 am

Closes on 28/4/2019 with “Running on empty” and “Back to the future”. The site is going to be demolished, except for the ten pin bowling building(owned by the drive-in).

davidcoppock on December 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm

The snack bar and projector box building has been demolished, except for the floor. The light poles are still there too. The entrance and exit roads(and possibly the ramps too?) are still there too. The ten pin bowling is still there too(and being used too).

kennerado on December 29, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Looks like the screen was stacked on top of shipping containers.

davidcoppock on December 30, 2019 at 4:53 am

Yes, i think your right Kennerado.

davidcoppock on December 30, 2019 at 6:31 am

The screen(when reopened) was put over to the right hand side of the ramps, so the headlights from the cars going to and from the ten pin bowling building next door, would not interfere with the movie screenings on the screen.

davidcoppock on July 19, 2021 at 3:39 am

480 cars, plus a 180 cars(possiby less cars when realigned for the reopening in 2016?). Exhibitor was Albany Investments P/L(1964 to ?), Orana Holdings P/L (? to 1983). The Siemiginkwski family brought out Orana Holdings in 1983 and closed the drive-in.

davidcoppock on July 19, 2021 at 3:40 am

Correction 48o cars plus 180 seats.

davidcoppock on July 19, 2021 at 3:45 am

The snack bar and bio box has been(and screen and ramps?) has been demolished.

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