Shepparton News

Drive-in memories

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Hopefully, the Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) will open very soon but this picture posted during the week brought back a few memories.

Oddie was a big fan of the double feature horror shows at the drive-in and trying to sneak friends in by hiding them in the boot.

If two paid and four got in you could halve the cost.

For those with memories shorter than Oddie’s the old Shepparton drive-in stood where Riverside Plaza, Kialla is now.

635 cars with perfect screen vision

The twilight drive-in opened in April 1957 with a gala charity premiere. Admission was £1 per car, with the proceeds going to Legacy.

The opening program was an English comedy titled Made in Heaven, starring David Thomlinson and Petula Clark, plus supporting featurette­s.

During the week residents flocked to see Casablanca.

And they kept f locking to the drive-in until the 1990s when it opened and closed and opened again, the last time by One FM to raise money for the community radio station.

The last hurrah was Romeo and Juliet and Titanic in 1998.

A quick round after the round

Oddie has been blessed by the pandemic, which has thrown up more oddities than lucky dip.

Golf is back and hackers everywhere are rejoicing, but at Shepparton Golf Club, you need to keep the celebratio­ns short.

A round after the round can be had on the spacious outdoor deck, but given the cap on numbers still in place, golfers are being asked to limit the festivitie­s to 15 minutes to give groups behind them a fair go.

In a sport where etiquette and self regulation is part of the game, this shouldn’t be an issue, but Oddie is reminded of the old ‘six o’clock’ swill that the state government liberalise­d licensing laws to eradicate.

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 ??  ?? MOVE opening: Residents are looking forward to the opening of the Museum of Vehicle Evolution soon.
MOVE opening: Residents are looking forward to the opening of the Museum of Vehicle Evolution soon.
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A great night out: Patrons could enjoy the latest films on the big screen at the twilight drive-in.

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