Over 100 cars turn up for first night of drive-in trial
THE revival of the drive-in cinema has received two thumbs-up from Rockhampton locals.
Car-loads turned up to the Rockhampton Showgrounds on Friday night for the first two movie screenings of the pop-up theatre's three-month trial.
Chairwoman of the Rockhampton Regional Council's Parks and Recreation committee, councillor Cherie Rutherford, said she was delighted to see such a big turnout.
"It was such a great event and about 110 cars attended throughout the night," she said.
"We had about 50 cars turn up for each showing.
"The Mayor opened the drive-in and people were honking and tooting their horns so it was great to see the community spirit."
Cr Rutherford said everything ran smoothly, despite a vehicle breakdown before the second movie.
"We were a little late going into the second movie as one of the cars had broken down and needed a jump start," she said.
"All in all it was a fabulous night and the CQ Starlight Cinema did a great job."
The Rockhampton drive-in will operate again this Friday. The two feature movies will be confirmed closer to date.