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Burwood Drive-In Site

Burwood Skyline

Burwood Highway,, BURWOOD VIC 3125 - Property No B7374

Inspired by a visit to the USA in the early 1950s, Hoyts' Southern Division manager George Griffith Jnr, formed a syndicate to build Australia's first Drive-in. They found a site in Burwood on the rapidly growing eastern fringe of Melbourne's bourgeoning suburban sprawl and commissioned a design from architects A C Leith Bartlett & Partners, in conjunction with RCA Australia. Construction proceeded through the latter half of 1953 and it opened on 17 February 1954 as the ... more