Oasis Drive-In

175 North-West Coastal Highway,
Wonthella, WA 6530

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Oasis Drive-In

Located in the Wonthella, a suburb to the north of Geraldton. The Oasis Drive-In opened on 14th May 1957(first drive-in in country Western Australia?) with “Thunder on the Hill”, and “Yellow Mountain”, plus selected shorts(not named)–(The Geraldton Guardian – 11th May 1960). The Oasis Drive-In was closed on 15th May 1985 with “Beverly Hills Cop”. The drive-in had a closing down sale(advertisement in The Geraldton Gazette – 17th May 1985). After closure the land was sold and is a hardware store and garden centre(Bunnings).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on April 7, 2017 at 5:31 am

The screen measured 38 feet by 80 feet supported on a frame 58 feet in height. The Oasis Drive-in cost nearly £50000 Australian Pounds to build.

Trudic on October 11, 2017 at 1:08 am

Hi David – We would very much like to add your photograph of the old drive-in to our Local Studies Collection at the Geraldton Library, with your permission. Please advise if OK? Best regards, Trudi Cornish (Coordinator Heritage Services – .gov.au)

davidcoppock on October 11, 2017 at 3:53 am

Hi Trudic,the photo isn’t mine, but the newspaoer clippings are!!

Trudic on October 23, 2017 at 7:57 am

Thanks David for getting back to us so promptly. It’s a great shot. We wanted to run it in our weekly Snapshots in Time column in the Geraldton Guardian as well as save the photo to our Collection. I have also just seen the photo on the Cinemaweb website attributing it to Joe Glass. Joe was an active patron of our Library so we will make sure he is acknowledged as the source.

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