Village Southern Drive-In

Tait Street and Smythes Road,
Delacombe, VIC 3356

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres, Village Theatres

Previous Names: Ballarat Village Drive-In, Village Drive-In

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Village Southern Drive-In

Located in the Delacombe district, to the southwest of Ballarat. The Village Drive-In opened on 23rd December 1961. It was closed on 9th June 1991 wit Kevin Costner in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”. The site has been cleared and is now a housing estate.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on June 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Opened on 23/12/1961 and closed on 9/6/1991 with “Home Alone” and “Sleeping with the enemy” and “Edward Scissorhands” and Robin Hood(Kevin Costner version)“. The projectors were sold to tne Palais Theatre in St Kilda.

davidcoppock on October 27, 2019 at 8:18 am

The screen was only finished being erected 5 minutes before the opening night of the drive-in theatre. Later called Village Southern Drive-in after Hoyts sold the drive-in to Village. There is a road running though the former drive-in site called Southern Court.

davidcoppock on October 28, 2019 at 4:06 am

The snack bar(and bio box?) building might still be there behind a house, along with the entrance(or exit road?) and fences(and gate?) and(ramps(graded out?)?) and some trees around the sides.

kennerado on November 9, 2019 at 7:46 pm

The listed address of this one is actually Cnr. Tait St. and Smyths Rd. Delecombe.

davidcoppock on May 2, 2021 at 2:12 am

Closed on 22/10/1988. Reopened on 9/12/1988.

davidcoppock on June 17, 2022 at 9:53 pm

The Robin Hood movie on the last night of operation was called “Robin Hood Prince of thieves”.

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