Wongan Hills Drive-In

Commercial Road,
Wongan Hills, WA 6603

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Wongan Hills Drive-In

Located on Commercial Road opposite the Railway Station. The Morcardy Drive-In opened in February 1959. It was operated by Rural District Picture. In 1979 it was re-named Wongan Hills Drive-In. The drive-in closed in 1984 and the screen was demolished in 1986. The ramps and entrance and exit roads and buildings including projectors are still there and the site is used as a scrap metal store.

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 17, 2015 at 1:00 am

No idea why the Drive-in at Wongan Hills is called Morcardy?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

The drive-in opened in February 1959 and closed in(1990?). The drive'in has been demolished. The site is now a car park and a building(name and use unknown?). The site was heritage lisred on 5/10/2001.

Karina68
Karina68 on February 13, 2019 at 1:40 am

The original correct spelling was Mocardy (a long time Wongan family name featured in various streets and properties). The name was changed to Wongan Hills Drive-In when my family purchased it in 1979. We ran it on weekends (driving up from Perth each week) til late 1984 when videos became popular and affected trade. We pulled the screen down in 1986. The bio box and projection equipment remain intact as does the tuck shop and other outer buildings. The land is currently used to store scrap metal. The property remains in the ownership of our family.

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