Tivoli Drive-in


The Tivoli Drive-In Theatre, a 40 minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD or 7 minutes from Ipswich, offers families an affordable night of old-fashioned fun underneath the stars.

Popular during the 70’s, drive-ins slowly fell out of favour and developers took over. The Tivoli, one of South East Queensland’s last remaining drive-ins was rescued when the Rivers of Life Christian Church purchased the land and re-opened the iconic drive-in.

And after being closed for 8 weeks, The Tivoli reopens on Saturday night the 23rd of May with strict COVID-19 regulations in place (including contactless ticket and food purchase, distance between cars etc) with a family-friendly double feature: SONIC the Hedgehog at 6.30pm, followed by Playing with Fire at 8.30pm.

The Tivoli Drive-In Theatre,

Every Saturday night, the church screens two of the latest family blockbusters back to back on the big screen (32m X 16m). The drive-in also boasts a new cinema projector, rated in the Guinness Book of Records as the brightest cinema projector in the world. 

The Tivoli Drive-In Theatre,

The gates open at 4pm, with the first film starting at 6:30 or 7pm (depending on the time of year).  Pre-movie entertainment includes market stalls and free jumping castle for the kids; there’s also a children’s playground.  

The Tivoli Drive-In Theatre,

An on-site café sells hot dogs, burgers, fish and chips as well as lollies, popcorn and hot and cold drinks – like hot chocolate and ice-cream spiders.  The café, run as a social enterprise business, provides training and jobs for the unemployed. 100% of the Tivoli’s profit goes back into the community. 

Nice to know – all are welcome at the Tivoli including four-legged, furry family members (on leash). 

Need to know - Gates open 4pm. Market Stalls & Cafe from 4pm.


By Deb Lidster

Tivoli Drive-In

50 Coal Rd



Every Sat

$10 per car

0488 848 654


50 Coal Rd Chuwar

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