Beleura is a big, rambling house and you see everything – no locked doors and the garden even more so – spaces, distractions, enticing vistas and hidden mysteries.
“Make a Memory at Dromana 3 Drive In”… going to the movies is so much more than just a movie, it’s an experience! Relive a memory or make new ones with family & friends”.
Dromana Drive-In opened as the ‘Peninsula Drive-In’, in 1962 with a single screen and parking available for 500 cars.
It was built by the Whitaker family who continue to operate the drive-in to this day, proudly independent, 100% Australian. A second screen, which came from the Hoyt’s Altona drive-in, was added in 1992. A third screen was constructed new in 2002, followed by a fourth screen in 2014, the Deckchair Cinema.
Dromana Drive-In features ‘Shel’s Diner’, which is modeled on the authentic 50’s style American Diner and inspired by ‘Mel’s Diner’ in the USA. Shel’s Diner is a unique feature to the Drive In, and is exclusive to patrons, the ‘back-seat’ benches, black & white floor tiles, movie memorabilia, jukebox……where you will find the classic Burgers & Fries… Milkshakes, Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream and so much more! Movie memorabilia galore; take a ‘selfie’ with a Hollywood Icon as well as find exclusive merchandise for sale!
Dromana Drive-in is historically and socially significant as one of only three drive-ins in Victoria to survive intact and still operating out of the 60 that once existed, the last remnants of a once extremely popular cultural phenomenon, one that appears to have had a real impact only in the US, Canada and Australia.
Inspired by American cultural trends, drive-ins were a new type of private or domestic space, a mobile extension of the family living room, and characterized a trend in personal behavior to be less formal and inhibited in public spaces.
They grew out of the extraordinary popularity and increasing affordability of cars, and provided a novel and easy form of entertainment. They catered to a wide range of audiences, allowing a whole family with young children the convenience of staying in their car, for teenagers to socialize apart from their parents, and especially for young adults
who were attracted to particular film genres and the intimate private space provided by the car.
Dromana Drive In is located at Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula, a popular destination for tourists and locals, all year round. We have an Adventure Playground for kids to expend energy on before the movie
It is Heritage Victoria as well as National Trust Listed. http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/71595
Credit Card facilities- VISA & Mastercard, EFTPOS
The Enchanted Adventure Garden is an award winning natural attraction nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat. From humble beginnings, the Enchanted Gardens have grown into a wonderland of family adventure with mazes, gardens and adventure activities that is designed to enliven the senses and challenge the mind.
Award winning cheesery. Goat Dairy, Goats Cheese & Farmhouse
Visit Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park and get an up-close look at Australia’s amazing animals.
Explore bush-land while feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting friendly koalas and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species.
More than 70 Australian species are waiting to meet you.
xperience the magic of steam trains from a bygone era. Passenger services operate on the first 3 Sundays of every month from 11am at 1Â¼ hour intervals. Enquire about Childrenâ€™s Birthday Parties, Group Bookings & Charters. Enter from Two Bays Road, near Moorooduc Highway.
Tourist Farm designed with children in mind but great for all animal lovers
U-pick cherries available December to early January.
Explore the fields, savour the unique flavours of our fruit wines & liquers and taste delectable fondue berries and farm made ice cream or heavenly desserts at our cafe.
A new, exciting kids fun farm and adventure park! A great day out for the whole family.