The Gem Theatre originally opened on December 31, 1936. A few years later, in 1942, The Gem Theatre was gutted by fire and the theatre was reduced to ashes. The theatre was rebuilt in 1948 and featured a beautiful lobby and 916 seats, including the balcony section. The Gem has been open ever since and is one of the oldest single-screen movie theatre in continuous operation today. The Gem is also one of only a few movie theatres that offers balcony seating.
Upcoming Events at Gem Theatre
2017 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony October 19 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Our annual induction ceremonies are a commemorative occasion in which those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music, are introduced as new members of our Hall of Fame: Anthony Hamilton Jim Lauderdale Steep Canyon Rangers Etta Baker Richard Lewis Spencer Sensational Nightingales Bucky Covington The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony is an annual event wherein North Carolina’s finest musical talents are honored and recognized with by their home state, a monumental milestone…