Village Drive-In

800 Toorak Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3123

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

Previous Names: Toorak Drive-In

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Village Drive-In

Located on Toorak Road near Toronga Road, in the Hawthorn East district of Melbourne. The Toorak Drive-In opened on 8th November 1956 with Richard Todd in “The Dam Busters”. It was sited on top of a hill, on the site of a former brickworks site. The Toorak Drive-In was first operated by an independent, and in 1966 was taken by Hoyts Theatres, but re-named Village Drive-In and ran Village product so it would not directly compete with the Hoyts Skyline Drive-In just down the road.

The Village Drive-In closed on 18th March 1984. The site is has been demolished(date unknown?), and is now the headquarters for Coles. Only the entrance driveway remains used as the parking lot.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on April 11, 2016 at 1:06 am

Correction – the entrance driveway, now the parking lot, has not been paved over.

davidcoppock on June 8, 2018 at 1:12 pm

850 cars. Closed on 18/3/1984

davidcoppock on July 9, 2020 at 6:37 am

Operation taken over by Hoyts and Village in 1966. Advertised as Village from 1966 so as not to compete with the nearby Hoyts operated Skyline Drive-in in Burwood.

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