Central 70 Drive-In

120 Stead Road,
Albany, WA 6330

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Central 70 Drive-In

Located in the Centennial Park suburb in the north of Albany. The Central 70 Drive-In opened on 26th December 1964 with Hayley Mills in “Summer Magic”, and “Gladiators 7”. It was called Central 70 because it was the most centrally located of the three drive-in’s in Albany and and the only one in Albany to have 70mm projection facilities. The Central 70 Drive-In closed on 10th February 1983 with “The Beastmaster” plus “Kill and Kill Again”. The equipment was sold to City Theatres and installed in the Beechline Drive-In in Ballajura.

The land was sold and sub-divided for an industrial estate. The drive-in site is now a go-kart track track(Gt karting,and ten pin bowling(separate building on site?)opened ?). The drive-in reopened on September 25, 2016 screening classic movies. It was closed on April 28, 2019 with River Phoenix in “Running on Empty” & Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future”.

Contributed by David coppock

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Central 70 on May 15, 2016 at 7:41 am

We weren’t allowed to operate in summer 2015 due to local council planning approval not being sought. The old projector room has been restored and we’ll be shooting sideways (East) across the original car park ramps to eliminate headlight issues from TenPin Bowling patrons. Hope to be up and running summer 2016. Screen – 12m x 5.8m Projector – Panasonic PT- DW10000 (1080p – 10,000 lumen) Throw distance – 75m

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

The Central 70 Drive-in will be reopening on 25/9/2016 with “Need for Speed”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 31, 2017 at 6:07 am

The opening on 25/9/2016 was a soft opening. The official was on 7/1/2017 with “Jungle Book”. There is a photo of the new drive-in screen and an articule about the Central 70 Drive-in in the newspaper, The Great Southern Weekender.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 31, 2017 at 6:18 am

The articule was in the newspaper on 22/12/2016 on page 2.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 7, 2017 at 6:45 am

There is a video of people racing on go kart on the drive-in site showing the drive-in screen too( @GTKartingAlany ).

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

Coreection – @GTKartingAlbany .

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm

The Central 70 drive-in has reopened!!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

The website has the address as 120 Stead Road.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 21, 2019 at 6:07 am

The go kart track has closed down been cleared away(in march 2019?). The drive-in section will close on 30/4/2019. The site has been sold(except for the ten pin bowling building). Who bought the site unknown?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 28, 2019 at 3:34 am

Closes on 28/4/2019 with “Running on empty” and “Back to the future”. The site is going to be demolished, except for the ten pin bowling building(owned by the drive-in).

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