Woree Drive-In

702 Bruce Highway,
Woree, QLD 4868

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Previously operated by: Birch, Carroll & Coyle, Far Northern Theatres Ltd.

Previous Names: Cairns Coral Twin Drive-In

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Woree Drive-In

The Cairns Coral Twin Drive-In opened in 1961 was a capacity for 440 cars. A second screen was added in 1982. It closed in early-2000. Reopened as Woree Drive-In later in 2000. It was re-opened on 28th August 2010 with “Pirates of the Caribean”, and “Dirty Dancing”. The site was sold in 2011 for 3.3 million(Australian), and in 2012 or 2013 was put on the market again for 24 million(Australian). The site has been demolished, and is still being redeveloped for houses and other businesses.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on October 29, 2019 at 8:03 am

Opened in 1961. Reoponed on 28/8/10 for Charity with “Pirates of the Caribean” and “Dirty Dancing” and closed again. 878 cars. Screen 2 opened in 1982.

P on January 21, 2020 at 3:46 am

16°57'41.2"S 145°44'43.7"E

P on January 22, 2020 at 3:49 am

Screen 2 remains

davidcoppock on November 7, 2022 at 8:15 pm

There is a video of this former drive-in site on You Tube(Frank Knight Cairns - Woree Drive-,in site, Bruce Highway).

davidcoppock on November 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm

The site is proposed to become 520 residential units and industrial sites?

davidcoppock on November 7, 2022 at 11:03 pm

The second screen opened on 11th May 1982.

davidcoppock on November 7, 2022 at 11:16 pm

Exhibitor was Far Northern Drive-ins P/L(1960 to 1971. Taken over by Birch, Carroll and Coyle from 31/12/1971 to 2000.

Kenmore on November 8, 2022 at 6:33 am

A closer address is 702 Bruce Hwy, Woree QLD 4868, Australia.

This puts it on the north side of the drive-in.

An October 2021 Google Street View shows the screen on the back of the property still standing. However, a small “roundabout” has been put in place where the property connects to the highway. That indicates that development may be soon arriving if it hasn’t started already.


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