Gem Drive-In

Old York Road,
Ringoes, NJ 08551

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The Hunterdon Drive-In opened on October 27, 1950 with a 300 car capacity. Opening night tickets were 60 cents and free to children under 12. In 1958, name changed to Ringoes Drive-In. Closed in 1976. Reopened in 1981 as the Gem Drive-In. Closed for good in 1987. Sold to the county in 2001. Land is now the new Hunterdon County 4H fairgrounds.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 13, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Still listed as the Hunterdon in the 1963 and 1970 IMPAs. This may be simply sloppy research by the editors. Operator was Morton Mazor. Capacity was 300 cars.

teecee
teecee on July 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

In 1958 the Brandt chain took over and operated it until the ca 1976 closing.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm

In 1983 (Labor Day) We were there with our 55 Chevy for a large car show called LEAD EAST. They showed Rebel Without A Cause, & The Hollywood Knights. I met the owner/projectionist Joe Farruggio who told me that they (AMOS Theatres) also owned several drive-in’s in the Pennsylvania mountains. I am now buying one of those drive-is from Joe.

In 1987 we rode over the 202? bridge from NJ to Pa, & show a picture on the screen.

GG
GG on April 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I was Mgr./Projectionist at the former Ringoes DI in 1974. This was not a Brandt Theater at that time. It was owned by an independent, Johnny Morgan. He also operated numerous other locations thru-out Northeast PA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 21, 2012 at 11:07 pm

In 1956 it was the HUNTERDON drive-in parking 300 cars and owned by Brant Theatres.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 6, 2012 at 3:48 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1200 New Jersey 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

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