Westview Drive-In

Mitchell Highway and Westview Street,
Dubbo, NSW 2830

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Westview Drive-In

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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”. 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.

Contributed by David Coppock

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NeonMichael
NeonMichael on January 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm

The Dubbo Youth Council has arranged to reopen the West-View (according to the Daily Liberal newspaper) for a weekend in April 2017. The place is still for sale, and the sign looks even worst than the photo here. See http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/4391944/movies-to-return-to-dubbos-drive-in/ for the story, and http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/862369/return-of-the-drive-in/ for the way the sign looked in 2010.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on January 11, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Now I notice that only the 2010 story used a hyphen in the name. The 2017 story agrees with the spelling here. And I left a typo. Oops!

MickeyP
MickeyP on January 31, 2017 at 2:00 am

It closed as a regular venue in ‘84, but opened on Friday and Saturday nights during the 85/86, 86/87 and 87/88 summers. I was the projectionist for the 86/87 summer. I recall us showing the likes of Ferris Bueller and Croc Dundee.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 31, 2017 at 4:09 am

I think the drive-in is between a prison(youth?) and a caravan park(other side of Westside Street)?

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.

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