The best drive-in cinemas for date night

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When the local restaurant dinner has lost its shine, it's time to explore new ideas that will impress your date and make an unforgettable night. While drive-in cinemas aren't new, they're certainly making a comeback with the freedom of relaxing in your own car while you watch the movie big-screen, with some drive-ins offering food and drink service delivered to your car. If you want to know where you can pull up, Bugdet Australia have recommended the best around Australia, so everyone can get a spot.

Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, NSW


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Located next to the Atura Hotel Blacktown, the Skyline Blacktown Drive-In has a history of 50 years and is set to offer a great mix of new Hollywood releases and nostalgic hits. A classic yet new experience with the latest Hollywood blockbuster, 'Happy Days' style retro diner and a truly unique night of fun – this drive-in is a great date night venue.

Lunar Drive-In, VIC


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Dating back as far as 1956, the Lunar Drive-In Theatre in Dandenong certainly embodies the old-school tradition. Not only is it a great date option, but it's also seen as an icon as the largest drive-in theatre in Australia, possessing four screens that show the latest Hollywood blockbusters. It holds capacity for 950 cars and hosts The Lunar Café which is open every night.

Yatala Drive-In, QLD


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The Yatala Drive-In is South East Queensland’s last open-air Drive-In motion picture theatre. Starting with a single screen in 1974, the drive-in spot has grown into one of the towns favourite places to take their significant other. Today, it is one of Australia’s most modern drive-in theatres, boasting three large screens.

Mainline Drive-in, SA


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Located in the northern Adelaide suburb of Gepps Cross, the Mainline Drive-In is one of only two drive-in theatres still operating in South Australia. It is also Australia’s first drive-in walk-in theatre, with a current capacity of 700 cars. Its large screens create the perfect movie-viewing experience for a dreamy date.

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, WA


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As Perth’s only drive-in cinema, the Galaxy Drive-in Theatre is a must for all couples. The date spot offers new movie release viewings under the stars and also has a café onsite for drinks and snacks. The theatre is located in Kingsley and is a great driving distance from Perth’s central business district.

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