Avonway Drive-In

185 Mitchell Avenue,
Northam, WA 6401

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Architects: Garry Leighton, William Thomas Leighton

Functions: Housing

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Avonway Drive-In

Located on the west side of Mitchell Avenue behind the municipal swimming pool. The Avonway Drive-In opened on 31st December 1959. The drive-in closed in(about 1983?). The site has been demolished apart from the concession building which is now used as housing.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on August 30, 2019 at 10:56 am

Address is 185 Mitchell Avenue, Northam. The entrance road and ticket booth base is still there. The house on the site might be the original snack bar(and bio box?) building?

davidcoppock on August 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

The screen might still be standung too.

davidcoppock on August 31, 2019 at 2:04 am

I think it has the Avon River running behind the site?

Kenmore on August 31, 2019 at 5:27 pm

A Google street view from 2018 shows no indication of a screen remaining.

davidcoppock on September 2, 2019 at 4:29 am

There is now a second building where the screen used to be.

kennerado on March 21, 2020 at 12:19 am

I don’t see any building but I do see the cement foundations of the leg supports for the screen in the corner.

davidcoppock on May 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

Operated by Ace Theatres. The architect was W & G Leighton. The Avonway Drive-in was built on shire land(Shire of Northam). Closed in 1983.

kennerado on July 5, 2022 at 9:26 pm

The house is definitely the original concession building with extensions added.

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