Wagin Drive-In

Rifle N Street and Ballagin Street,
Wagin, WA 6315

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Wagin Drive-In

The Wagin Drive-In opened on 12th September 1963 with Frank Sinatra in “Sergeants 3” and “The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold”, plus a color cartoon(not named), and news. The opening night was invitation only, the next night was for the general public(same programme). The Wagin Drive-In closed in 1983. Only the ticket booth is still there complete.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on April 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

The Wagin Drive-in opened by Invitation only(with a few vacancies for the general public) on 12/9/1963 opened by Hon. Syd Thompson M.L.C. . The first actual public screening was on 13/9/1963(with the same programme).

davidcoppock on January 13, 2018 at 8:51 am

The main entrance was on Rifle N Street. The drive-in site is next to the Wagin Historical Village, which may own the site!!?

Kenmore on January 16, 2018 at 6:08 am

Google Map street view from 2008 shows the ticket booth intact, but the property itself is covered in trees and has a few buildings on it.

I do not see the screen as a building seems to be in its place. So, the drive-in does not appear to be intact.

davidcoppock on January 16, 2018 at 9:21 am

I think the screen may been gone too. The snack bar and bio box is still there, and the fences and entrance(and exit?) roads and gates. The building on the spot where the screen may have been is possibly part of the Wagin Historical Village? The projectors are now at The Betty Terry Memorial Theatre(formally called Little Gem Theatre) in Wagin.

davidcoppock on January 16, 2018 at 9:23 am

I think the exit may have been on Rifle N Street(the arch over it is now gone i think?)?

davidcoppock on January 16, 2018 at 9:24 am

I think the ramps are still there?

davidcoppock on March 5, 2019 at 11:02 pm

The ticket booth was heritage listed on 22/7/1997.

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