As one of only three left in in Western Australia, the Koorda Drive In has recently been given a ‘retro’ renovation in the cafe area, and a brand new digital system has been installed to enhance the picture quality.
With two new release movies shown every screening, the Koorda Drive In is truly a unique and memorable experience.
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The Koorda Drive-In Outdoor Cinema was built in 1965. The Koorda Drive-In was one of many built in the 50s and 60s and there were over 80 throughout Western Australia during their peak. Today Koorda is one of only three Drive In’s is still operating in the state.
The Koorda Drive-In has a capacity of approximately 110 cars and still uses the original Westrex NTS RCA in car speakers, although FM radio transmission has been added. The FM radio transmission sound system is of superior digital quality.
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. 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.
In February 2015, Koorda converted to the newer digital system which offers a clearer picture and is far more user friendly.
Children under 3 years Free
Gate and Canteen is CASH ONLY
24/7 ATM located on the corner of Railway and Birdwood Street.