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Gem FAQ

What's showing next at The Gem Theatre?
Coming attractions are not always known ahead of time. Most movies are not known until Monday afternoon. To keep abreast of the activities at the Gem Theatre, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.

faq2With the construction of the North Carolina Research Campus, are there any plans to demolish The Gem Theatre?
No, there are no plans to demolish the Gem Theatre.

The North Carolina Research Campus will also bring a large cinemaplex to Kannapolis. Will this force The Gem Theatre to close down?
No, the new cinemaplex will offer different features and pricing than the Gem Theatre.

How old is The Gem Theatre?
The original Gem Theatre opened on December 31, 1936. A fire gutted the theatre in 1942, but the Gem Theatre was rebuilt in 1948 and has been open to the public ever since. This makes the Gem the oldest single-screen in operation in the United States.

Does The Gem Theatre accept credit or debit cards?
The Gem Theatre accepts cash, credit cards, and debit cards for box office admission, concessions, and online ticket sales. An on-site ATM machine is also available for your convenience. ATM fees do apply.

How many seats does The Gem Theatre have?
The Gem Theatre has 916 seats.