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Dromana drive-in

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Most people remember drive-in theatres with a flood of nostalgia. Well, Dromana locals still have one in their town, and love it. They've been driving-in to the family-owned business since 1962 and have three big screens showing the latest releases.

Gates and Shel's Diner open at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays for early bird family shows, which start at 6.30pm. On Fridays and Saturdays the diner and gates open at 8pm for the 8.30pm show and Thursdays and Sundays it's 7pm for 7.30pm.

Shel's Diner is modelled on a 1950s-style American diner. The inspiration came from Mel's Diner at Universal Studios in California.

It has back-seat bench seats in the booths, and black and white tiles wrap around the walls.

Sixty people can be seated in the booths, and there are 15 bar stools. Each booth has a Disney or Warner Bros. character looking over you. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Marvin, Speedie and others will make sure you eat your vegetables.

The menu is predictably hamburgers, doughnuts, choc-top ice-creams and popcorn. Lime spiders, sundaes, banana fritters and milkshakes walk out the doors.

There are themed foods — Drive-In Burger, Speedie Burger, Pluto Dog and Tweetie Burger. Combo meals are an economical way to order.

Movie/food deals are available, and they entertain groups celebrating birthdays, social club outings, corporate functions and product releases.


Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.


Dromana Drive-In double feature movie is $13 for adults, $11 for concessions and $6 for children.

Virgin Blue has one-way fares to Melbourne. One-way fares from;

  • Adelaide, $99
  • Sydney, $109
  • Brisbane, $140
  • Darwin, $199
  • Perth, $215

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares quoted are Internet only and one-way. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at October 19, 2006 and are subject to change.

Prices quoted are correct on October 19, 2006

More information

Dromana Drive-In
Nepean Highway
Dromana 3936
Ph: (03) 5987 2492

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789

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