Drive-In Cinemas For Date Night | Budget Car Rental

Looking for the perfect winter date? What better way to impress your significant other, or new date, than to take them to an old-school romantic drive-in cinema in a great car. Whether you’re looking to go all-out and get comfortable in a Ute or a spacious SUV, Budget Australia has all your needs covered with a variety of quality cars to impress your date without the premium price tag. To ensure you’re set for the big night, Budget has pulled together Australia’s top drive-in cinemas for the ultimate date night.

1. Lunar Drive-In, Victoria

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 is 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 homes The Lunar Café which is open every night.

2. Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, New South Wales

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.

3. Yatala Drive-In, Queensland

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.

4. Jericho Drive-In, QLD

Jericho Drive-In opened in 1969 and has maintained its early day structure being the smallest drive-in theatre in the southern hemisphere, with a capacity of just 36 cars. It is only open one day a month, on the third Saturday of each month. The modest size of the drive-in perfectly suits the compact Suzuki Swift, available for hire from Budget Australia.

5. Mainline Drive-in, South Australia

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.

6. Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Western Australia

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.