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The Gem

Hunterdon Drive-In, Ringoes Drive-In (1950 - 2001)
Closed down
Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
 
Express Code: njthunt
Status: closed
Season:
Year Built: 1950
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 400
Acres:
Opening Date: 10/27/1950
First Movie:
Site: torn down
Details: Now occupied by Hunterdon County 4H Fairgrounds
 
Accessories:
Sound: AM sound
Projection:
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Offering:
Notes: Robert H. Baranoff oversaw construction
Technical: Originally used RCA sound system
People: Management St. Cloud 1952, Brandt 1957, Ringoes Ent. 1962, Amos Theatres 1981, Joe Farruiggo
 

Theater Timeline

1950    Grand opening as Hunterdon Drive-In
1958    Renamed Ringoes Drive-In
1976    Last year of first-run operation
1981    Grand reopening as Gem Drive-In
1981    Switched to AM sound
1987    Final year of operation
1993    Screen collapes in ice storm
2001    Drive-in property sold to Hunterdon County, NJ

People

  • owners
    Hunterdon County, Nj
    2001 - 2001
    St. Cloud Amusements Brandt Chain
    2005 - current
  • operators
    St. Cloud Amusements Brandt Chain
    2005 - current

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