Skyline Drive-In

200 Burwood Highway,
Melbourne, VIC 3125

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

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Skyline Drive-In

Located in Burwood to the east of Melbourne. The Skyline Drive-In open on 18th February 1954 with Danny Kaye in “On the Riviera”. It closed on 22nd June 1983. The ramps, (and entrance and exit roads) and speaker posts and speakers, and screen (and possibly the marquee) are gone. The rest of the site used by a Electricity supply company (Alinta).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on March 20, 2016 at 12:33 am

The Skyline Drive-in (Burwood) is Australia’s first conventional Drive-in.

davidcoppock on March 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm

There is more information and photos at the website .

davidcoppock on September 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

Opening film was “On the Riviera”.

davidcoppock on April 22, 2019 at 4:10 am

The playground on the site pays tribute to the old drive-in that was there.

kennerado on September 15, 2019 at 9:17 pm

The original ticket box and entrance road STILL exist on McComas Grove! The ticket box has been gutted and turned into a shelter with park benches underneath, the entrance road is blocked off from the street and goes up to what’s left of the ticket box.

kennerado on April 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm

This drive-in also had a steak house, this building still exists on the site.

davidcoppock on June 24, 2020 at 4:09 am

Was the steak house separate from the snack bar?

kennerado on June 24, 2020 at 5:41 am

Yes, it was next to an artificial lake which has since been drained.

davidcoppock on April 30, 2021 at 4:21 am

There was a preview screening on 17/2/1954 for an invited audience, screening “The Conquest of Everest”, before the offical opening on 18/2/1954.

davidcoppock on April 30, 2021 at 4:27 am

Closed on 22/6/1983.

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