Drive-in returns to the region

ICON: Dubbo youth development officer Jason Yelverton and Phoenix Aubusson-Foley.
Photo: contributed.
ICON: Dubbo youth development officer Jason Yelverton and Phoenix Aubusson-Foley. Photo: contributed.

Mid-Western region movie lovers or retro fans are clearly excited by the prospect of the Dubbo drive-in theatre reopening.

Plans are well under way for the long-dormant but not forgotten theatre to open for one weekend on April 7-9.

The Westview Drive-In Theatre operated on a prominent highway site on the city’s western outskirts between 1970 and 1984.

The announcement created a flood of interest on social media this week.

“So exciting, hopefully it will be the first of many,” ‘Stephanie Nott’ said in a post to Facebook.

‘SuperDice Eddo’ said: “Great news, here’s hoping it’s only the start of a new era for the drive in.”

But it also sparked debate about the need for more entertainment in the Mid-Western region.

“Mudgee needs a cinema instead of more housing estates. When will the council pull their finger out and do something about the lack of entertainment in Mudgee. Not everyone rides bikes or drinks coffee or likes going to wineries,” said Luke Freeman on Facebook.​