THEY’RE IN AGAIN: A lonely rusting speaker stands guard over an old drive-in site.
THEY’RE IN AGAIN: A lonely rusting speaker stands guard over an old drive-in site. Contributed

READERS DISCUSS: Drive-in needs to get the right movies

THE Rockhampton Regional Council this week gave the green light for a three-month trial of the drive-in at the city's showgrounds.

The first movies to be screened will be the animated hit, Cars, and the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect, on October 10.

The admission price for each movie will be:

$20 per vehicle for up to two people.

$5 per extra person aged four and over.

$10 extra per vehicle to stay for the second feature.

Here is readers' reaction:

Andrew Davis - Why are they using "old" movies, surely new releases would be better suited i.e. If my children wanted to see Cars, they would watch the DVD they have had at home for years.

Jody Bayntun - That's what I thought.

Darren Ireland - Well, all you see on tv is old movies, no new ones. You wouldn't think they made new release.

Gayle Vea Vea - It will be all about the cost.

Jody Bayntun - I think this is a great idea, but I'm not sure people will want to pay that much to see a movie that they probably have on DVD.

Jodie Thomas - Think the kids would love it just for the experience.

Jill Allen - Bring one back to Mackay!!!

Shaunna-lee Mahajan - I'm not sure about $20 for 2 people in the car. Shouldn't matter how many are in the car.

Melanie Plane - I'd pay to go and see really old movies, the classics like The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo and other Alfred Hitchcock movies etc would be awesome!

Mix it up and have a bit of both.

Shannon Scofield - I get that they are trying to bring back nostalgic movies, but the price to relive the nostalgia might put people off.

Tanya Gibson - What a great idea, was looking forward to it, but won't pay to see something old.

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