Last Alberta drive-in screen taken down

The screen from the last remaining drive-in theatre in Alberta has been taken down. The old Gemini Drive-in near Redcliff near Medicine Hat closed in 2005. Owner Greg Niwa was trying to find someone who would move the screen from his property but keep it in the area, but there were no takers. He says it probably came down to people not knowing what to do with such a big piece.

REDCLIFF — The screen from the last remaining drive-in theatre in Alberta has been taken down.

The old Gemini Drive-in near Redcliff near Medicine Hat closed in 2005.

Owner Greg Niwa was trying to find someone who would move the screen from his property but keep it in the area, but there were no takers.

He says it probably came down to people not knowing what to do with such a big piece.

The screen is bound for Wetaskiwin, where a buyer plans to make use of it near the Edmonton International Raceway.

Niwa’s company is building a 1,400-square-metre office and shop.