Gemini Drive-In

6730 US Highway 12 West,
Eau Claire, WI 54703

300 cars

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rivest266 on January 28, 2018 at 10:46 am

This opened on August 31st, 1973. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

MrZ on November 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

This was the last season for this Drive In. it has been sold and will not show movies going forward. Posted: Sep 08, 2015 5:38 PM CDT

Eau Claire (WQOW) – It may have been Gemini’s best year of business in five years, but the profit wasn’t enough to break even.

The general manager said they’ve never made a profit off of the theater and it wasn’t doing well when they bought it five years ago either . The theater only takes up 10 of the 40 acres. The owners were hoping to sell the land the theater wasn’t using, but Eau Claire Co-Op Oil Company wants to buy the entire 40-acres.


“It has by far been the hardest decision we’ve had to make and we come out here on Friday nights and we see the families out here and it just breaks our heart, you know to have to say goodbye to it unfortunately,” Dan Olson, the theater’s general manager, said.

For now, the owners plan to keep the equipment. They hope to relocate somewhere but don’t know if, or how, that will happen. The land still hasn’t officially been purchased.

Chris1982 on October 13, 2014 at 12:27 am

The Gemini Drive-In has made the conversion to digital.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Ken mc,Great pictures and reading.Thanks.Looks like a top notch operation.

MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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