OLD TIME EXPERIENCE: Vivian Morrice and Stephanie McKay will get the chance to experience a drive-In movie for the first time tonight.
OLD TIME EXPERIENCE: Vivian Morrice and Stephanie McKay will get the chance to experience a drive-In movie for the first time tonight. Chris Ison Rokcdrivein

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.



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