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.

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!

Please keep scrolling down to see what's now showing on each screen, and what's coming soon.

Home to the biggest and brightest screens around!

Now Showing

Screen 1

Jurassic World Dominion (M)

6:30 pm

Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. 

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

 

Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

Screen 1 

Edge of your seat big screen entertainment:

Jurassic World: Dominion (M)

Sustained threat and action violence.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

PLUS

Firestarter (MA)

Strong themes and violence.

Showing at 9:00 pm

Dates:

(closed Thursday 7th July, 2022)

Friday 8th July, 2022

Saturday 9th July, 2022

Sunday 10th July, 2022

(closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July, 2022)

Wednesday 13th July, 2022

*Final screening on screen 1 – moves to screen 2.

Tune In

90.5 FM

TWO movies for the ONE low price!

Stay for one or two movies, 

the price is the same.

Firestarter (MA)

9:00 p.m.

In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her.

For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction.

Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.

 

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 in anticipation, and for supporting our industry. 

Screen 2

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)

6:30 pm

From the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

 

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. 

It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

Screen 2

Animated mischief on the biggest screen around!

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)

Mild themes and animated violence.

Showing at 6:30 p.m.

PLUS

The Bad Guys (PG)

Mild themes, animated violence, crude humour and coarse language .

Showing at 8:15 pm

Dates:

(closed Thursday 7th July, 2022)

Friday 8th July, 2022

Saturday 9th July, 2022

Sunday 10th July, 2022

(closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July, 2022)

Wednesday 13th July, 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.

The Bad Guys (PG)

8:15 p.m.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys (screening first) —dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell, Moon), seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW), chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians), aka “Webs.” But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.
 
Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys? The film co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) and Emmy winner Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

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.