Roxy Drive-In

3 Redpath Street,
Townsville, QLD 4810

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June 1, 1990

Roxy Drive-In opened on 15th November 1940 with Claire Trevor in “The Dark Command” & Gordon Harker in “Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday”. Initially it had a capacity for 300-cars. It was operated by Haymarket’s Tivoli Theatres. Still open in 1969 with a capacity for 450-cars. The site is now Townsville Sports Reserve.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 1:01 am

Opened on 1/1/1941 and closed in(1940’s?). Located in the North Ward Sports Ground. Now used as a sports ground.

davidcoppock on May 11, 2021 at 4:52 am

Possibly built because of the large contingent of American troops in Townsville involved in World War 2. Possibly Australia’s first true drive-in theatre?

kennerado on May 27, 2021 at 7:48 am

Actually opened on 15/11/1940 with “The Dark Command” and “Inspector Hornleigh on Holidays”

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