Season 2022 Dates

Koorda Drive-In Movie Theater

The Machinery

Saturday 12th February One Movie BYO F&B

Saturday 5th March

Labour Day Long Weekend

Saturday 23rd April

Anzac Day Long Weekend

Saturday 21st May

Saturday 18th June

Saturday 16th July

Saturday 6th August

Saturday 10th September

Saturday 22nd October

Saturday 12th November  

December TBC

The Koorda Community Drive In was built by the Shire in October of 1965. Paddy Baker was the first lessee, and he employed two local men, Len Thompson and W.J. (Jim) Weymouth, to operate it for him.

 

The Koorda Drive-In currently has a capacity of approximately 110 cars and use RCA in car speakers, although FM radio transmission has now been added. The FM radio transmission sound system is of superior digital quality.

 

The Koorda Drive in screens double features from February through to December, once a month, although single showings are sometimes shown as special events  with private and event screenings are also possible on request.

 

Koorda is one of only a few Drive In’s that is still operating in WA and we pride ourselves on being an affordable and fun night out for the entire family.

 

WE ARE COMPLETELY RUN BY OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS.

 

Tune into 106.7FM

The original Simplex projectors (manufactured/built in 1929) are still operational, and one is now housed in the diner downstairs for public viewing, these projectors are one of the oldest operating machines in Australia. 

In regards to our iconic history making projectors, the oldest operational  in Australia, utilising 35mm films, this operation system was unfortunately faded out in 2014.

In February 2015, Koorda converted to the newer digital system and upgraded to the laxer projector in 2019 which offers a superior quality picture and is more user  friendly.

The sound-
heads are the original Westrex type and date back to 1927 when "talkies" were introduced. The sound system is still valve technology  through some of the original Westrex, RCA & NTS speakers which hang on the car windows as in the past but a digital FM transmitter has been installed to provide superior sound through the modern car radio systems.

Bringing Friends, Families and Loved Ones Together

Drive In movies are a fun and inexpensive tradition for families and friends.

There are only 3 or so drive in theatres left open in WA, so if you are fortunate to live near one or looking for an adventure, then visit Koorda Drive In soon.

We welcome groups, clubs and everything in between including your pets.

House Rules

  • No Overnight Camping.

  • Pets to be kept on a lead at all times and cleaned up after please. 

  • No unauthorised lighting of fires.