Parkes Drive-In

Newell Highway and Saleyards Road,
Parkes, NSW 2870

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Parkes Drive-In

Located on the corner of Newell Highway and Saleyards Road. The Western Twin Cites Drive-in opened in April 1975. Name changed to Parkes Drive-In sometime in the 1980’s. The drive-in closed in July 1988.

The drive-in opened again for one last screening on 6th July 2012 with “Fast & Furious”, and “Fast & Furious 5”. The drive-in surrounded by an industrial area and Newell Highway and Saleyards Road has been demolished.

Contributed by ġavid Coppock

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PeterPrice
PeterPrice on March 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

It has been demolished

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

Site used by a trucking company until 2018.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 27, 2019 at 12:20 am

Closed on 1/11/1976 with “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest”. Reopened on 1/9/1978. Closed on 31/1/1979 with “Battlestar Galactica”. Sold and reopened in may 1979. Closed in the early 1980’s and sold in july 1987. Reopened early in 1988, and closed in july 1988.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm

This drive-in also served the town of Forbes.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 28, 2019 at 8:53 pm

May have later increased to 340 cars?

kennerado
kennerado on September 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

All that’s left is the exit road driveway (and gate?), the rest of the site is completely demolished.

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