Nightcliff Drive-In

159 Dick Ward Drive,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810

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Nightcliff Drive-In

Located in the Coconut Grove district to the north of Darwin. The Nightcliff Drive-In opened in 1965 and closed in 1985. The Nightcliff Shopping Centre is now on the site.

Contributed by David Coppock

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elmorovivo
elmorovivo on March 20, 2016 at 3:59 am

The Paspalis {Nightcliff} Drive in theatre which was the largest privately owned one in Australia. The building in the centre comprised a projection room, milk bar, and toilets. In front of the building were kept deck chairs for patrons without cars. Trucks, buses and large vehicles used to park in the back and cars in front of them. The ticket office was midway between the gate and the projection building.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 21, 2016 at 9:47 am

The Nightcliff(Paspalis) Drive-in was in Nightcliff, not Paspalis.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Possibly in Nightcliff Road? Now a housing estate?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 3:31 am

Address is Nightcliff Road, Coconut Grove(suburb of Darwin). Site is now Nightcliff Shopping Centre.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 3:33 am

Screeen and fencing damaged by Cyclone Tracy on 25/12/1974. Rebuilt after(date of reopening unknown?).

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 3:34 am

Also called Darwin Drive-in.

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