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Mount Gambier Showgrounds gets a new drive-in cinema

Catch a flick under the stars at Mt Gambier’s new outdoor cinema.


Mt Gambier showgrounds are trialling a socially distanced drive-in cinema starting next month. The move comes after local resident and photographer Lewis Major became concerned with COVID restrictions limiting live arts, film and music performances.

The last time the area had a drive in was 30 years ago. The Starline opened in 1956 and serviced around 500 cars per session. Major’s revamped version will hold only 40-50.

The first film, kid favourite Jumanji, is playing on October 2. Watch from the comfort of your car and tune into sound via FM or portable radio. That’s if you have a ticket – the event is already sold out!

We’re not surprised – this may be the only cinema ever where you don’t have to sneak in your own snacks. In fact, BYO treats are encouraged.

Keep an eye out on ticketing website Trybooking for upcoming events, which Major teases will hopefully include live theatre and music.

1 Pick Avenue, Mt Gambier.

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