Experience the of the drive-in movies

The Tors Drive-In in Charters Towers is a locally owned and operated cinema.  It’s been screening movies under the stars and entertaining generations since 1966.


TORS Drive In Cinema in Charters Towers has the BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST screens and the BEST prices around!

We screen the latest movies in 4K Digital, as well as classics and retro/cult favourites on film.

Movie clapper, clapperboard.

Opening Times

Gates and Snack Bar open @ 6:30pm

MOVIES START @ 7:00 pm

* N.B. We open earlier during the cooler months. Our website is updated accordingly.

Café & Candy Bar

We serve a variety of hot, tasty meals and yummy snacks and drinks at unbelievable prices.

We rely on cafe sales to remain open, so no outside food please!

Now Showing

Foul Play (M)

7:00 pm

“Beware of the Dwarf” whispers the hitchhiker to the beautiful librarian (Goldie Hawn) as he dies midway through a screening of This Gun is Mine. Suddenly Hawn is propelled into a world of wild chases, bizarre attempts on her life, and deadly encounters with an assortment of weird underworld characters. 

Academy Award winner Hawn teams up with Chevy Chase (in his first starring motion picture assignment) – and with hilarious results. Chase plays the handsome San Francisco detective who becomes personally and professionally involved with all the odd things to happening to Hawn. 

Co-starring a pre- Arthur Dudley Moore in one of his most delightful comic turns.

Foul Play is one of our very favourite films, so we’re especially excited to bring this back to the big screen – and on a brand new 35mm film print.  It was the first movie Tors’ owner Steve Snell ever saw at the drive-in, so we just had to have it on film.  Paramount Pictures in the US and AU granted us special permission to have a new print struck by the clever people at CPC London.

It’s also just one of the best 70s films made for the big screen.  Action, suspense, laugh out loud humour and wonderful characters make this tribute to Hitchcock thoroughly entertaining and what going to the movies should be all about.

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Foul Play (M)

Moderate Impact.

Showing at 7:00pm


To Catch A Thief (G)

Very Mild Impact

Showing at 9:00 pm


Mother’s Day: Sunday 

9th May, 2021

* One screening only

* A complimentary supper will be served at interval.

*Lucky prizes including gifts kindly donated by local businesses The Silver Emporium and Poppet Head

*The Silver Emporium pop up shop will be there on the night

*Keep your ticket from our Mother’s Day Movie Night for a 20% discount on purchases at The Silver Emporium during the month of May!

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TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same.

To Catch A Thief (G)

9:00 pm

Foul Play (screening first) is very much a homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, so what better to support it with than this glorious, cinematic classic.  

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.  

A Hitchcock classic and mix of drama, suspense and humour, this is a must see on the big screen that oozes classic Hollywood glamour.  It was also while shooting this film that Grace Kelly first met Prince Rainier of Monaco.  The following year she left acting and became Princess Grace of Monaco.

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Operation Dumbo Drop (PG)
* Showing at 7:00 pm 6th - 9th May, 
then at 6:30 p.m. 13th - 16th May, 2021

In this amazing, fact-based tale, a group of Green Berets in Vietnam undertake a daunting mission–transporting an 8,000 pound elephant to a friendly village. By sea, land and air, these dedicated soldiers prove their good will, ultimately sending the precocious pachyderm on a parachute drop to its destination.

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Beloved Disney greats 
proudly presented on film prints!

Operation Dumbo Drop (PG)

Low level violence

* Showing at 7:00 pm 6th – 9th May, then at 6:30 p.m. 13th – 16th May, 2021


The Lone Ranger (M)

The content is very mild in impact

* Showing at 9:00pm 6th – 9th May, then at 8:30 p.m. 13th – 16th May, 2021


Sunday (9/5/21)

Thursday (13/5/21)

Friday (14/5/21)

Saturday (15/5/21)

Sunday (16/5/21)

* final screening

Tune In

88.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!
Stay for one or two movies the price is the same. 

The Lone Ranger (M)
* Showing at 9:00pm 6th - 9th May, 
then at 8:30 p.m. 13th - 16th May, 2021

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice –taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

About US

The Tors Drive-In has been enchanting audiences since 1966. Here you can enjoy immersive big screen movies under a gorgeous sky of twinkling stars in a relaxed, country atmosphere.

While we offer a retro, nostalgic experience, we are a blend of the old and the new between our two screens. We show the latest movies with the best 4K digital presentation around that delivers a bright, precise image.


The Tors Drive-In has a rich history that has touched many lives from near and afar. It’s our sincerest hope that it continues to evolve and entertain future generations.