Drive in theaters are hard to find these days, but you may be surprised that Quincy had one over 60 years ago.

It was called the Gem City Drive-In and was located at 300 S. 36th Street. The drive-in opened in 1953 and could hold 500 cars at a time. There was only one screen at the Gem City Drive-In, but that didn't seem to stop many movie goers from showing each week night.

The Drive-In was owned by the Kerasotes chain, and unfortunately in 1971 closed after 18 years of being in Quincy. The theater was demolished to make way for Quincy High School.

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There was a second drive-in theater, which still has the screen and can been seen to this day. That location is in West Quincy, and the theater used to be called The Quincy Drive-In.