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Gem Theatre Turns 86 on New Year’s Eve

Photo Credit: RomanDA Photography

The Gem Theatre, in downtown Kannapolis, originally opened on December 31, 1936. A fire gutted the theatre and was reduced to ashes in 1942.

  • 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 theatres in continuous operation today and is also one of only a few movie theatres that offer balcony seating. Learn more about their history.

Their Gift to You!
To celebrate its 86th birthday, the Gem Theatre is offering a coupon for a FREE small popcorn to Cabarrus Weekly subscribers through the end of this year.