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98/125/1 Drive-in speakers (12), Drive-in speaker pole caps (6), Poles from drive-in speakers (6) and illuminated sign, drive-in cinema, 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance', metal / perspex / glass / paint, used at the Twilight Drive-in, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, and Hoyts drive-in at Coburg, Melbourne. Click to enlarge.

Collection of Drive-in speakers and accessories

Made
These six speakers and sign are from Australian drive-ins. Australia's first drive-in was the Skyline which opened in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood on 18 February 1954 showing the musical comedy 'On the Riviera' staring Danny Kaye. On the first night there was traffic chaos as 2,000 cars competed for the 600 spaces. After paying at the entrance you'd droveive into the parking area and pulled up next to one of the many posts in rows all over the site. This post housed a pair of speakers with …

Summary

Object No.

98/125/1

Object Statement

Drive-in speakers (12), Drive-in speaker pole caps (6), Poles from drive-in speakers (6) and illuminated sign, drive-in cinema, 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance', metal / perspex / glass / paint, used at the Twilight Drive-in, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, and Hoyts drive-in at Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, 1970-1998

Physical Description

Drive-in speakers (12), Drive-in Speaker caps (6), Poles from drive-in speakers (6) and illuminated sign, 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance', mixed media, Australia, 1970-1985.

1. Six speakers surmounting tubular steel poles (not original). Each amplifier features wires and speaker attachments for two cars, as well as volume controls.
2. Illuminated sign, consisting of coloured acrylic letters adhered to a white acrylic sheet. The latter is fitted to a steel box containing fluorescent light tubes. The sign reads 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance' in red, blue and black letters.

Dimensions

Height

610 mm

Width

1830 mm

Depth

203 mm

Production

Made

History

Notes

The amplifiers were used at the Twilight Drive-in, Shepparton. The illuminated sign was used at the former Hoyts drive-in at Coburg, Melbourne.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1998

Acquisition Date

11 September 1998

Cite this Object

Harvard

Collection of Drive-in speakers and accessories 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/160819>

Wikipedia

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