Thursday, November 20, 2008

greater union drive-in cinema, blacktown

After waddling out of Toan Thang we headed to the only remaining drive-in cinema in Sydney, the Greater Union at Blacktown. There used to be one at Bass Hill too, but unfortunately now it's Blacktown or nothing. It's a shame really, because there's such a feeling of nostalgia around the whole drive-in experience...

The box office opens at 7:30pm, with the movie starting at 8:30pm. They show 2 movies on each field every night, with no ability to purchase tickets before the night. They assured me though that with 400 spaces, they never sell out. Fair enough, our movie (the first night of Quantum of Solace, so I expected it to be pretty packed) wasn't even half full.

The movie itself wasn't that great (I think I heard a critic say earlier that "it commits that cardinal sin of movies - it doesn't quite make sense") but it was a good night out. Bring your children, bring your pets! (We saw a couple with a dog. I wonder if he/ she enjoyed the movie?)

Greater Union Drive-In
Cricketers Arms Road
Blacktown NSW 2148

(02) 9622 4170 for movie session times
(02) 9622 0202 for general information

Open 7:30pm 7 days
Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for concession

Tickets are currently $10 for adults if you're a Cinebuzz member. Cheap cheap!

Take the Reservoir Road exit if you're heading there on the M4 from the city (the exit after the Prospect Highway). Turn left at the first intersection, then left again at the Cricketers Arms Hotel and you'll see the entrance for the box office at the end of the road. It only took us about 20 minutes to get there from Flemington.


  1. I love this idea, my friends went there recently and really enjoyed it! I wish there was one closer though :S

  2. I agree! Although it didn't take as long to get there as I feared (I love motorways... especially if I'm not the one driving!)