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A Drive-In Cinema Dedicated To Disney Is Coming To The Gold Coast

By Ranyhyn Laine
2nd Nov 2021

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They’re the movies you know off by heart, but will still happily watch over and over again (no matter how old you are), and now Disney’s magical collection of flicks is heading to the big screen once again, with Openair Cinemas bringing a drive-in movie theatre to the Gold Coast. 

Popping up in the Carrara Sports Precinct Parking, the pop-up is dedicated entirely to Disney movies, with a program that includes action flicks like Deadpool and Die Hard, fan favourites like The Devil Wears Prada and Pirates of the Caribbean and a few new releases like Free Guy and Jungle Cruise. And yes, there will be Christmas classics in the lead up to the holiday season. Did we mention that the Disney drive-in will be open on Christmas Day? Watching Christmas movies on the most festive day of the year sounds pretty good to us.

Kicking off on Thursday 25 November, the drive-in will be running for an entire month, with showings on most nights of the week. There’s a kiosk on site loaded with popcorn and snacks, or you can just bring your own food and drinks (strictly no booze). You do need to stay near your car, but you can hop out and chill on the bonnet (or the tray of a ute), if you prefer, and you can even bring-along your four-legged friends. If you prefer watching a movie in style, you can test out The Park—a new outdoor seating area which includes comfy bean loungers for two, exclusive wait service and a dedicated volume controlled radio and table for the ultimate movie night out. Now that's date night sorted.

Just so you’re aware, the sound will run through FM radio, so you’ll need to be able to run your radio without turning the ignition on, otherwise bring along a portable radio (shout out to everyone who has to keep their car running everytime they want to hear the end of a song…).

You can check out the full line-up of movies and grab your tickets here—prices start at $42.53 for a single showing for a carload of up to five people or $42.53 for a double pass to The Park. Sure, you could stay home and binge some movies on Disney+, but really—isn’t it about time you got off the couch?

The Details 

What: Openair Cinemas Disney Drive-In
When: From Thursday 25 November 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022
Where: Carrara Sports Precinct Parking
Find out more here.

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out all the epic events hitting the Gold Coast this weekend.

Image credit: Mika Baumeiste 

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