Tropicaire Drive-In

163 Barkly Highway,
Soldiers Hill, QLD 4825

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Previously operated by: Birch, Carroll & Coyle

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Tropicaire Drive-In

The Tropicaire Drive-In opened on 31st March 1956 with John Gregson in “Genevieve”. It was located in the Mount Isa suburb of Soliders Hill, and closed in(1985?). The drive-in was demolished around 1988, and is now a supermarket(First and Last), a sunglasses store(Bright Eyes), some houses, and possibly part of Gallipoli Park and part of Parkham Valley Road, and Moratai Street.

Contributed by David Coppock

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P on December 8, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Demolition began in 1988/9

davidcoppock on July 29, 2019 at 5:49 am

Opened in 1956 or 1957 or 1961 or later? Possibly Birch, Carroll & Coyle’s first drive-in theatre in Queensland. Also 300 seats for(walk-in patrons?).

P on July 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm

163 Barkly Hwy, Soldiers Hill QLD 4825

davidcoppock on June 22, 2022 at 8:07 am

Opened on 31st March 1956 with “Genevieve”.

davidcoppock on June 22, 2022 at 8:09 am

There is one of the screen footings(in it’s original position) in the grounds of the Abacus Motel.

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