Westview Drive-In

Mitchell Highway and Westview Street,
Dubbo, NSW 2830

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Westview Drive-In

The Westview Drive-In opened 8th October 1970 at the corner of Mitchell Highway and Westview Street. The opening film was Clint Eastwood in “Kelly’s Heroes”. The drive-in could accomodate 550 cars. It closed in June 1984, but continued as a summer only operation until 1987. The drive-in site is still complete(the marquee sign is smashed, but still standing). The drive-in site is for sale, but no buyers after over 30+ years. In January 2017 work began restoring the Westview Drive-In by the Dubbo City Youth Council to re-open it 7-9th April 2017 as part of the National Youth Week Program. Re-opened again October 19-21, 2018. It reopened on 1st June 2019 with “Avengers Endgame” and will be screening films during the cooler Winter months (June-October).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 31, 2017 at 4:14 am

I see what you mean about the sign! You can’t read the name Westview Drive-in any more! I hope the sign gets fixed, not replaced!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 6, 2017 at 6:58 am

The caravan park is called Westview Caravan Park.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 25, 2017 at 1:40 am

Westview Drive-in reopened on 7/4/2017 for 5 days with different screenings each night, The opening night was “Willy Wonka and the chocalate factory(1971 version)” and “Top gun”. The second night was “Grease” and “Dirty dancing”. The third night was Nightmare on Elm Street". Other screenings unknown? Further movie screenings unknown?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 25, 2017 at 3:27 am

The movie screenings were for 3 days(not 5 days i think?) from 7/4/2017 to 9/4/2017.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 6, 2018 at 3:52 am

There is a video of the Westview Drive-in(done by the Dubbo Regional Council) on You Tube.

PeterPrice
PeterPrice on September 19, 2018 at 1:03 am

It will reopen again on October 19-21 (2018). https://www.westviewdrivein.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/westviewdrivein2017/

PeterPrice
PeterPrice on October 9, 2018 at 8:28 pm

They will play Incredibles 2, Jaws & Back to the Future

PeterPrice
PeterPrice on October 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm

It will now reopen for a third time from the 16th-18th of November. The films played will be: The Lion King, Smokey and the Bandit and The Greatest Showman.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on May 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

The drive-in has reopened, The drive-in will be screening movies in cooler months in 2019. It will be screening the movie “Avengers endgame” on 1/6/2019 and the NRL State or origin match(game 1) on 5/6/2019. The websites is https://www.westviewdrivein.com.au and https://www.facebook.com.au/westviewdrivein

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