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I was a part-time projectionist here for about 4 years beginning around 1969. Single screen and a pair of Simplex XL projectors and Strong carbon arc lamps. I remember running a dusk to dawn Clint Eastwood marathon… you couldn’t see the last reel because the sun came up.
Unfortunately, the previous entry is incorrect, as the RKO State closed around 1951-52. I attended the Trenton theaters regularly in the late 50s, through the 60s, and into the early 70s. As far as I know, only the RKO Trent, RKO Lincoln RKO Capitol (International 70), Garden, and Mayfair were in operation downtown during that period.
The Lawrence drive-in was located on US Rt 1 in Lawrence Twp NJ, just north of Trenton, and just north of the Brunswick Circle. It was owned by Hellman’s theaters, who also owned the Trenton Drive-In and the Morrisville (PA) Drive-In. In the 1950’s, the Lawrence had a live animal exhibit for pre-dusk viewing. The US1 Drive-In theater was the last new drive-in in the area (late 1960’s), and was located in Fairless Hills Pa on US Rt 1.