Drive in to Galaxy Drive-In Theatre
Upgrade your outdoor cinema experience
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If you enjoy outdoor cinemas, make sure you check out Galaxy Drive-In Theatre while summer lasts. Being Perth’s only drive-in theatre, Galaxy offers a unique experience of watching a movie from the comfort of your own car. Located in Kingsley, it’s only a 25-minute drive from the CBD, which makes it perfect for a spontaneous movie night with friends, family or that special someone.
And having a good time doesn’t have to cost you a day’s pay. On Tuesday nights it’s only $15 per car, Wednesday and Thursday $9 per adult and $4 for children aged 4-12. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you get to watch two movies for $10 per adult and $5 for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 years old can enter for free. Remember to bring cash with you because they don’t take EFTPOS.
What about my movie snacks? The Galaxy Café will cater for your cravings. It serves pizza, fish and chips, steak burger, hot dog and hot chips for those who want ‘heavier’ snacks, or little munchies like chocolate, popcorn and lollies. You can also bring your own food.
Some tips to enjoy your drive-in experience:
- Drive a ute, a convertible or a minivan if you have it – or borrow it from someone. You can place a rug and some cushions at the back of the ute and chill like a boss. Or you can place a mattress in your minivan, open the back and enjoy the movie while lazing around. Be creative and the possibilities are endless…
- The gate opens at 6.15pm and the movie starts at 7.30pm. Come early to pick a good spot and try not to be late as a courtesy to other movie-goers.
- Bring a blanket or a jacket with you as it can be quite chilly at night even in summer.
- You can choose to sit outside your car if you want. Make sure you bring a picnic rug or fold-up chairs as you’ll be sitting on gravel instead of grass. Although I would recommend sitting in your car. After all, it’s the drive-in experience you’re after, right?
- If you are bringing young children, it would be a good idea to bring their prams and some toys/snacks to keep them occupied (especially if you choose to sit outside). You don’t want them running around while everyone’s trying to watch a movie.
Some heads-ups before you go:
- The movie’s sound will be broadcasted on FM radio, so make sure your car radio and the speakers are working well.
- Unlike indoor theatres, it can get pretty noisy at a drive-in. Sometimes people who arrive late are still looking for a spot after the movie starts. Some other times people would walk to the café or just talk during the movie. So if you are easily distracted, sitting inside your car will help you concentrate.
- Generally mozzies are not a problem, especially on a windy night. But if you’re worried about mozzie bites, bring some repellent with you.
Words by Alfinda Agyputri.
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