Dromana 3 Drive-In

133 Nepean Highway,
Dromana, VIC 3936

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Dromana 3 Drive-In (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Peninsula Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 61035.987.2492
Manager: 61035.931.0022

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Dromana 3  Drive-In

The Peninsula Drive-In opened on 21st December 1962 with a capacity for 530 cars. A third screen was added on December 21, 2002 Now re-named Dromana 3 Drive-In, it is still operating.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

The 485 Cars capacity was the opening capacity of the Dromana Drive-in, capacity of the 3 drive-ins area now is unknown!? The second screen came from the former Altona Drive-in ten years after it closed in 1992. date of screen unknown? There is now an Deckchair Cinema(picture gardens) as well! There is also an outdoor market on the Dromana Drive-in(www.drivein.net.au) part of the year as well! One of the screens can seen from the entrance on Nepean Highway,and another screen can be seen(just!) from Mornington Penensula Freeway, going south, looking left(behind the Dromana Holiday Village), just before the turn off foe Nepean Highway. The Whole Droma Drive-in is visable from Google Earth!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 6, 2016 at 1:18 am

There is footage of the second screen at the Dromana Drive-in being removed from the former Altona Drive-in on You Tube(Dromana Drive-in picks up the Altona Drive-in screen) .

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 7, 2016 at 1:55 am

The Dromana Drive-in Removed the speakers in 1999, but the spealker posts are still there, now the sound is by car radio only(Cine-fi?).

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 7, 2016 at 2:36 am

The third screen opened in(2001?).

P
P on September 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

The third screen opened on Saturday 21 December 2002.

kennerado
kennerado on October 2, 2019 at 6:01 am

I’ve been to this one a few times as its close to where I live, there used to be the original “Peninsula” sign on the back of one of the screens, I haven’t been down in a while to check if its still there. Also this drive-in has a bumper sticker discount deal where you get cheaper tickets if you display their sticker on your car. For years when it was a twin the slogan was “I DID it at Dromana twin drive-in” then when the 3rd screen was added they changed it to “I saw it at Dromana 3 drive-in”, haha.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 19, 2020 at 8:59 am

Opened on 21/12/1962. 530 cars.

kennerado
kennerado on May 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

May have been the first drive-in to use FM radio to transmit sound to the cars, apparently they started doing it in early 1984.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 22, 2022 at 1:50 am

Dromana Drive-in Theatre is the first drive-in theatre in the World to install charging points for electric cars to plug into, while watching the movies.

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