The Tors Drive-In is an authentic, locally owned and operated cinema.
Screening movies under the stars, and entertaining generations since 1966.

Experience the of the drive-in movies

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Opening Times

Gates and Snack Bar open @ 6:00 p.m.

MOVIES START @ 6:30 p.m.

* 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, yummy snacks
and drinks at unbelievable prices.

Most of our ticket sales go back to the studios. Therefore we rely on cafe sales to remain open.
So if you want us to keep entertaining you,
no outside food please!

Movies

TORS Drive In Cinema in Charters Towers has the BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST screens and the BEST prices around!
We are the only local cinema to screen the latest movies in 4K Digital, and one of the few drive-in cinemas in the world to regularly show movies on 16mm and 35mm film.

Proudly home of the biggest, and brightest screens around!

Home to the biggest and brightest screens around!

Now Showing

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Top Gun (PG)

6:30 pm

Leading a phenomenal cast including Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins, Tom Cruise soars as Maverick, the young, in-your-face U.S. fighter pilot with a need for speed, a lot to prove, and even more to learn. Forever ranking with the best action films of all time, Top Gun remains a high-octane adrenaline rush.

 
 

Screen 1 

Top Gun (PG)

Low level coarse language, sexual references.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

PLUS

Top Gun Maverick (M)

Violence and coarse language.

Showing at 9:30 pm

Dates:

Wednesday 10th August, 2022

(closed Thursday 11th August, 2022)

Friday 12th August, 2022

Saturday 13th August, 2022

Sunday 14th August, 2022

(closed Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th August, 2022)

Wednesday 17th August, 2022 (final)

Tune In

90.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same

Top Gun Maverick (M)

8:30 p.m.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Bullet Train (MA)

6:30 pm

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world’s fastest train…and he’s got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

Screen 1 

Bullet Train (MA)

Strong bloody violence, and coarse language.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

PLUS

Uncharted (M)

Violence and coarse language.

Showing at 8:30 pm

Dates:

Friday 19th August, 2022

Saturday 20th August, 2022

Sunday 21st August, 2022

(closed Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd August, 2022)

Wednesday 24th August, 2022

(closed Thursday 25th August, 2022)

Friday 26th August, 2022

Saturday 27th August, 2022

Sunday 28th August, 2022

(closed Monday & Tuesday 29th & 30th August, 2022)

Wednesday 31st August, 2022 

 

Tune In

90.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same8

Uncharted (M)

8:30 p.m.

Street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother…but only if they can learn to work together.

Please note that SWITCHING SCREENS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  

Movies are licensed by different studios, and  terms and conditions vary.  

We pay the relevant studio royalties for each movie shown based on admissions, so everyone must be accounted for.  

We thank you for your co-operation, and for supporting cinema. 

Screen 2

Elvis (M)

6:30 pm

In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) will explore the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”).

The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.

Screen 2

Elvis (M)

Mature themes and coarse language.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

 Back by popular request! 

(Feature only due to length)

Dates:

(closed Thursday 11th August, 2022)

Friday 12th August, 2022

Saturday 13th August, 2022

Sunday 14th August, 2022

(closed Monday & Tuesday, 15th & 16th August, 2022)

Wednesday 17th August, 2022

*Final.

Tune In

88.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same.

Where The Crawdads Sing (M)

6:30 pm

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) as “Kya Clark,” Taylor John Smith (Sharp Objects) as “Tate Walker,” Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man) as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt (Snowfall) as “Mabel,” Sterling Macer, Jr. (Double Down) as “Jumpin’,” and David Strathairn (Nomadland) as “Tom Milton.” Olivia Newman (First Match) directs the screenplay by Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) based upon the novel by Delia Owens. The 3000 Pictures film is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

Screen 2

Where The Crawdads Sing (M)

Mature themes, violence and sexual scenes.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

PLUS

Father Stu (M)

Mature themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references.

Showing at 8:30 pm

Dates:

(closed Thursday 18th August, 2022)

Friday 19th August, 2022

Saturday 20th August, 2022

Sunday 21st August, 2022

(closed Monday & Tuesday 22nd & 23rd August, 2022)

Wednesday 24th August, 2022

(closed Thursday 25th August, 2022)

Friday 26th August, 2022

Saturday 27th August, 2022

Sunday 28th August, 2022

(closed Monday & Tuesday 29th & 30th August, 2022)

Wednesday 31st August, 2022 (final)

*Final.

Tune In

88.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same.

Father Stu (M)

8:30 p.m.

Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way.

Written for the screen and directed by Rosalind Ross, and starring Academy Award Nominee® Mark Wahlberg (Best Supporting Actor, The Departed, 2006) as Father Stu, along with Academy Award Winner® Mel Gibson (Best Director, Braveheart, 1995), Academy Award Nominee® Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actor, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012) and Teresa Ruiz (Narcos). The film is produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Jordon Foss and executive produced by Miky Lee, Colleen Camp, Patrick Peach, Tony Grazia and Rosalind Ross.  

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.

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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.