That?s a wrap for The Glen Drive-In
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE Gladstone Drive-In has shown it's last movie, with the announcement coming through yesterday that the open-air haunt would close its gates.
Since the drive-in site was sold in January, former owner Keith Upton has been waiting for the finalisation of the contract before showing the final film.
Mr Upton was not available for comment yesterday, but sent a statement to The Observer as part of the Drive-In's regular advertising.
'Keith and Nola have sadly come to the end of their days of movie exhibition in Gladstone,' the statement said.
'The Glen Drive-In will no longer be screening films every weekend.'
Mr Upton, whose family has been in the local movie scene for nearly 70 years, also thanked the Gladstone community for their support.
The announcement meant that last weekend's film features were the last shown at the 37-year-old drive-in.
On the weekend Mr Upton had commented that he was unsure whether or not last weekend would be the final screening as he was still awaiting final word from his solicitors.
The drive-in land will now become a 47-lot residential subdivision.
The Observer will run a special feature on the drive-in in this Saturday's paper.