Gemini 1 & 2 Drive-In

4103 N. Navarro Street,
Victoria, TX 77901

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davidcoppock on January 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Also called Gemini 1 and 2 Drive-in.

davidcoppock on January 10, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Closed in 1978 or 1979? Front end of property is various businesses, and back end by houses.

davidcoppock on January 10, 2019 at 10:31 pm

Opened(as Gemini) on the back screen with “Tickle me” and “The girls on the beach”, and on the front screen with “Savage Sam” and “Take her She’s mine”.

sepiatone on January 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Drivein101 has the correct date. The premier features were “Reaching from Heaven” with Hugh Beaumont and Cheryl Walker and “Saddle Tramp” with Joel McCrea and Wanda Hendrix.

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Denny Pine on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

Original grand opening date as the Twin Ranch was February 28, 1952

sepiatone on October 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

On September 17, 1971, a fire damaged the Gemini’s concession stand and office.

jwmovies on October 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 4103 North Navarro Street.

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Drive-In 54 on March 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

Great info jolley…have any pictures to share?

jolley on March 19, 2012 at 5:28 am

Yes, lostmemory is correct, The capacity was 975 vehicles. It was also fully paved front and back screen. I have endless info on this theatre.

jolley on March 19, 2012 at 5:08 am

My father, George Jolley, used to manage this drive in theatre in the 70’s. We lived at the theatre in a mobile home supplied by the owner. I was a full time projectionist there at the age of 11. It had a ferris wheel and carousel, both of which were not working when we arrived. It had a 500' throw from the projector lense to the screen. The front screen was so large that it had to be concave for the lense to focus at the outer edges.

rivest266 on September 20, 2009 at 4:45 pm

grand opening ad on July 19th, 1965 as Gemini at View link

txturbo on August 5, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Last time I went to the Gemini Theater was to see Jaws.