Gemini Drive-In Theater to Close

Eric Christenson

Image: Visit Eau Claire
Image: Visit Eau Claire

WQOW is reporting the Gemini Drive-In Theater, Micon Cinemas’ outdoor summer hotspot for more than 40 years will close (for good).

According to documents filed with Eau Claire County, the Eau Claire Co-Op Oil Company has entered into a contract to purchase the 40-acre plot of land. The company will reportedly use the area to house buildings storing fertilizer and salt; they also plan to lay down a railroad spike that will connect the area to other rails nearby.

Micon Cinemas just re-vamped and remodeled Eau Claire’s Downtown Cinema this spring, but the loss of the Gemini is certainly a blow to local outdoor movie lovers from the Valley and beyond. Sadly, we’ll have to kiss the theater goodbye.

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