Fifty years after opening, the Blacktown Drive-In is ready to relaunch following a $1 million refurbishment of Sydney’s only remaining twin drive-in cinema.
Opened in 1963, the newly renamed Skyline Drive-In Blacktown claims to offer moviegoers a nostalgic yet revitalised experience teaming big screen blockbusters with an American-style retro diner.
Now equipped with the latest digital cinema technology, including Doremi servers and Christie digital projectors, sound at the Skyline Drive-In has also been upgraded, playing directly into vehicles via FM stereo signal.
Opening on Friday October 25, Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) group managing director David Seargeant says the Skyline Drive-In represents a distinct part of Sydney’s history.
“Being the only remaining Drive-In in Sydney, we saw a duty to preserve this part of history and develop it even further to create a truly unique and nostalgic experience for our cinema customers.”
Gates open at 5:30pm AEST for first screenings, with movies to start at 8:30pm.