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 reopened on May 23 with strict COVID-19 regulations in place (including contactless ticket and food purchase, distance between cars etc).
Every Saturday night, the drive-in 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.
Food from the on-site café can be ordered using the Tivoli Drive In Café app (download instructions will be provided when you arrive) with non-contact delivery directly to your car in the carpark. The café's menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, fish and chips as well as lollies, popcorn and hot and cold drinks.
Nice to know – All are welcome at the Tivoli including four-legged, furry family members (on leash).
Need to know - Gates open 4pm with first film starting at 6:30. Entry will be restricted to the first 180 vehicles so first in, first served.
By Deb Lidster
And, for more great things to see and do in Ipswich, visit Discover Ipswich HERE.
50 Coal Rd
$10 per car
0488 848 654