10/31/2011 2:52 PM
10/31/2011 3:04 PM
This Kannapolis ‘gem’ opened on Dec. 31, 1936. In 1942, the theater was almost lost to a fire, but it reopened in 1948 with a new lobby and balcony. The Gem is one of the oldest single-screen movie theaters in continuous operation in the country, and one of the few that still offers balcony seating. It has served as a community hub in Kannapolis; its marquee has highlighted some of the most memorable events of the last few decades. Visit this family-favorite spot to catch a modern film in a setting that will take you back to a different time. Even better, it’s a bargain, with $4 tickets for adults, $3 tickets for kids and seniors, and $3 matinee showings for everyone. www.gem-theatre.com.
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