Wongan Hills Drive-In

Commercial Road,
Wongan Hills, WA 6603

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davidcoppock on May 12, 2021 at 6:01 am

This drive-in built on land purchased from the Council(Shire of Wongan-Ballidu) by Vic Basham, and operated by him from 1959 to 1962. Operated by N & P Gibellni(1963 to 1964). Operated by J. Basham(1965 to 1967). Operated by Rural District Pictures(1968 to circa 1970’s). 152 cars(1959 to 1970). 200 cars(1971 to 1984).

Karina68 on February 13, 2019 at 9:40 am

The original correct spelling was Mocardy (a long time Wongan family name featured in various streets and properties). The name was changed to Wongan Hills Drive-In when my family purchased it in 1979. We ran it on weekends (driving up from Perth each week) til late 1984 when videos became popular and affected trade. We pulled the screen down in 1986. The bio box and projection equipment remain intact as does the tuck shop and other outer buildings. The land is currently used to store scrap metal. The property remains in the ownership of our family.

davidcoppock on October 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The drive-in opened in February 1959 and closed in(1990?). The drive'in has been demolished. The site is now a car park and a building(name and use unknown?). The site was heritage lisred on 5/10/2001.

davidcoppock on September 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

No idea why the Drive-in at Wongan Hills is called Morcardy?