Hoyts Preston Drive-In

Plenty Road and Gremel Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3073

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kennerado on August 14, 2021 at 5:44 am

With all due respect to Ken Roe, the actual public opening date was Thursday 23rd December 1954. There was an invite only event the night before on the 22nd. I’ve uploaded some newspaper items that confirm this.

davidcoppock on August 8, 2018 at 8:40 am

Opened on 21/12/1954. Screen was 73 feet by 65 feet. Closed on the same night, when severel Hoyts drive-in’s closed.

davidcoppock on June 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm

Also called Village Drive-in. The screen went to Frankston Starlite Drive-in afer the Village drive-in closed.

davidcoppock on October 1, 2016 at 7:37 am

The Preston Drive-in opened in 1954(in a former quarry), and closed in(1984 or early 1987?). The projectors were taken to a Hoyts Theatrette(name unknown?) in Sydney(they are still there). The drive-in has been demolished(date unknown?). The site is now a retirement village(Stockland Labtrobe Village). Preston Drive-in is in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir.