Carolyn Reimann: Movies Under the Stars

Have you ever wanted to watch the latest movies, snuggled up in the back of your car under the stars? If so the Mareeba Drive-in is the place for you to go! Just an hour west of Cairns is the town of Mareeba where you can come and have your 50s-60s Drive-In experience.

Mareeba Drive In

Stranded at the Drive-In

The Mareeba Drive-In is one of my favorite spots in all of Far North Queensland. Ever since discovering it, I’ve become a big advocate for getting people out to Mareeba for movies under the sun.

This 50s/60s style Drive-In allows you to pull up in the parking lot next to a speaker that you place in your car. You can get a convoy of friends together and park your cars next to one another. Bring lots of blankets and cushions to create your comfortable set up for the evening in the back of your car!

If you bring a big group of friends you can bring chairs, blowup mattresses, anything to spread out along the parking lot.

It’s the perfect outing for a group of friends and especially for university students. As the cost of everything here is unbeatable! If you bring your student ID you can get 2 movies for the price of $12! They also have an amazing cafe with ridiculously good prices (see below for proof)
new cafe menu

The movies are current blockbusters and not movies that have been out for years. You also can bring dogs on leashes! They allow you to camp overnight on Friday/Saturdays after the movies, so you don’t have to worry about driving around in the dark.

Drive In

Aaron, Andy, Teeks and I ready for the movies!

This is such an amazing and special spot, I would recommend you visit it while studying up here in Far North Queensland!

Every Friday and Saturday
Cost $12 for students for 2 featured movies
For information on movies playing you can go to their website.

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