Oasis Drive-In

175 North-West Coastal Highway,
Wonthella, WA 6530

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Oasis Drive-In

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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
davidcoppock on April 7, 2017 at 7:31 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
Trudic on October 11, 2017 at 3:08 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
davidcoppock on October 11, 2017 at 5:53 am

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

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