Highway Drive-In

Fleming Avenue,
Bentley, WA 6102

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Highway Drive-In

Located on Fleming Avenue (formerly Berwick Street). The Highway Drive-In opened on 24th October 1955 with “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The drive-in was twinned on 6th September 1985 opening with (screen 1)– “Cannonball Run 2” and “Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome”, and (screen 2) – “Blame it on Rio” and “Rambo First Blood Part 2”. The drive-in closed on 19th June 1994 with (screen 1)– “Maverick” and “The Assassin” and (screen 2)– “Man’s Best Friend” and “Ace Ventura”. The site was sold for 2.5 million dollars(Australian), and is now a housing estate and the Highway Motel.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on April 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

The first screen was 42 feet high and 50 feet wide. The top of the screen was 60 feet from the ground. Size of second screen built later on unknown(possibly the same as the first screen?)?

davidcoppock on June 9, 2017 at 5:18 am

I remember seeing “Married to the mob” and Air America" at this drive-in with my youth group in a hired double decker bus parked over at the side of(screen 1?).

davidcoppock on June 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

I think it was in the late 1980’S or early 1990’s!!

davidcoppock on March 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

There may still be a post that had a direction sign for the Highway Drive-in on top of it at the southwest corner of fleming Avenue and Burton Street(minus the sign on top)?

davidcoppock on May 16, 2018 at 9:14 am

There may still be the fence and trees along the Leach Highway side of the former Drive-in theatre?

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