Goulburn Village Drive-In

150 Lansdowne Street,
Goulburn, NSW 2580

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Previous Names: Kenric Drive-In, Village Drive-In

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Kenric Drive-In

This drive-in opened 21st December 1972. This was the place to be on a Saturday night because there was very little to do in our inland city of Goulburn, and it did show first run movies and hosted many dusk to dawn events as well.

The last film I had seen at the drive-in was “Down and Out in Beverley Hills” and the last double bill feature programme screened was “Summer Rental” and “Weird Science” (both available on video at the time).

Also I had the chance from 1981 to 1983 helping out in the projection booth, and that was a blast for any mad movie lover!

Best Box office films were “Star Wars”, “Crocodile Dundee”, “Mad Max” and a double bill of “The Exorcist” plus “Friday the 13th” really packed out the old Goulburn Drive-In. From 1982 until its closing on 4th July 1986 it was named Kenric Drive-In.

It became an industrial site, and vandals moved in gradually destroying the screen and buildings. It now has housing built on the site.

Contributed by Darren Parlett

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

darrenparlett on August 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

If anyone can supply photos of this long lost treasure it would be greatly appreciated.

darrenparlett on August 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

And being the only drive in in the region , the weekly program changed to cater for all tastes. Thursday to Saturday , Adults Only Sunday & Mon to.Wednesday. During Kenric brief run Tuesday night was closed due to poor box office takings.

darrenparlett on October 24, 2013 at 2:33 am

In loving memory for Ted Mungovan. He was the projectoinist for drive in many years R.I.P Ted.

darrenparlett on March 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Last movies to shown there was SUMMER RENTAL & WEIRD SCIENCE (and they both were on video at the time, so nobody went and that was that). Last movie was my sister and I went to see DOWN & OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS ((down & out was the condition of the venue and the screen was murky to see..we didn’t stay for the second feature coz it was repeated every weekend)

P on March 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm

opened – 21/12/1972 closed – 4/07/1986

davidcoppock on March 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Opeaned as Goulburn Village Drive-in in 1972 until 1982, when the name changed to Kenric Drive-in, which it remained until closure in 1986.

davidcoppock on March 12, 2018 at 11:47 pm

Why didn’t they(at the end of the drive-in’s run) screen movies that had not yet been released on video?

davidcoppock on March 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

There may still be the snack bar/projection room, entrance(and/or exit?) road, and some ramps still there? Some of the the trees are being retained on site.

kennerado on September 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

Site has been redeveloped into housing, looks like everything has gone except for the exit road (and gates?) and some trees in the north west corner.

davidcoppock on January 16, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Also called Village Drive-in.

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