A rough 30 minutes from the city lives and hidden gem which possibly could be the one of the most underrated night spots in Sydney, where you can wear whatever you want and it’s affordable and awesome, and you can experience it all without even leaving your car!
The Blacktown Drive-Ins, the most fun you can have in your pajama pants!
The Blacktown Drive-in is located just off the M4(Prospect Highway exit). It is run by Greater Union and it is the last remaining Drive-In cinema in Sydney. The normal adult ticket price is $15.50 for a double feature ( that means TWO movies for you young’uns), $15.50 is about the same price to see ONE movie in a freezing cold cinema, filled with obnoxious talking teenagers and annoying jerks who don’t put their phones on silent during movies. In addition, it gets cheaper on Tuesday, where its only $10 for all the tickets. They have also have special earlier sessions for the kids during school holidays (check the website for School holiday sessions).
Gates open at 7.30pm and movie commences at 8.30pm, but if you get there a bit early you can always hang around the Royal Cricketers Arms, which is a delightful pub, just outside the Blacktown Drive-ins. The Royal Cricketer’s Arms has a charming country feel with a homely atmosphere. You can a have some pub grub, a few beers and watch the sunset before the movie starts. If you get there on time, there is a old school snack bar where you can get some drinks, hot food and snacks.
There has always been something magical about the Blacktown Drive-Ins as it still remains to posses it’s old school retro charm. If you are a Sydney resident, I implore you to experience the Blacktown Drive-ins at least once in your life, before it’s too late. Honestly, the nostalgic old world feel of the Drive-In is totally worth the drive. It’s great wholesome fun for everyone and the kids will LOVE it!
My advice, grab your best mates, a couple of deck chairs and have a relaxing, lazy summer night under the stars watching a movie in the serene rural surroundings of the Blacktown Drive-Ins.
The Blacktown Drive-Ins is located at the Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown, NSW, 2148.