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Coburg's Much-Loved Drive-In Is Reopening on October 29

It's returning with a lineup of recent releases and retro favourites — and spooky titles for Halloween, too.
By Sarah Ward
October 27, 2020
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Coburg's Much-Loved Drive-In Is Reopening on October 29

It's returning with a lineup of recent releases and retro favourites — and spooky titles for Halloween, too.
By Sarah Ward
October 27, 2020
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Melburnians, it's time to step away from your streaming queue (and from that groove you've made in your couch) and watch movies on the big screen instead. When the city's next stage of eased restrictions kicks in, outdoor cinemas can restart their projectors. And at the beloved Coburg Drive-In specifically, flicks will start gracing its under-the-stars setup from Thursday, October 29.

It's hopefully a case of third time lucky for the venue this year, with Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In obviously operating at the beginning of 2020 as normal — as we all were — and then reopening in early June after the first lockdown period. It has been closed during metro Melbourne's latest shutdown, which started in July. Yes, that means that it has plenty of movies to screen.

Melburnians looking to catch a flick in their car under the evening sky — and to watch one on the silver screen in general — can expect to feast their eyes on both recent and retro titles, spanning movies new to Aussie cinemas over the past few months and classic fare. In the first category sits the Janelle Monae-starring Antebellum, Russell Crowe going OTT in Unhinged, the family-friendly fun of Trolls World Tour and horror sequel The Craft: Legacy. In the latter camp, there's the original version of The Craft, the 80s teen antics of The Breakfast Club and Will Ferrell-led laughs via Step Brothers, plus everything from The Princess Bride and Starship Troopers to The Matrix and The Big Lebowski.

Given that the Coburg Drive-In is relaunching just in time for Halloween, scary movies are a feature — in the above-listed titles, and among a lineup that also includes Evil Dead II, The Invisible Man, Hocus Pocus, Scream and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Also, seeing as though the whole drive-in concept involves folks watching flicks in cars, social distancing is clearly already part of the experience.

And if you're keen to catch a movie in the great outdoors, but prefer a car-free type of venue, the Classic, Lido and Cameo outdoor cinemas are also reopening.

For more information about Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In, or to book tickets, visit its website.

Top image: Brook James

Published on October 27, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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