For over 75 years the Gem Theatre has been the star of downtown Kannapolis. From movie premieres to special dates, from engagement proposals to wedding ceremonies the Gem Theatre has been an iconic structure and place of history for the City and its residents.
In 2015 the City of Kannapolis acquired the theatre and began the process of refurbishing the marquee, and essential elements such as the roof, heating and air conditioning and restrooms.
Now, it’s time to give the interior of the theatre a facelift. The seats, projector, screen, curtains, and historic plaster motifs need repair and/or replacement.
This Saturday, December 30, the Gem will close for the renovations, following the 7 p.m. movie showing. The renovations will begin immediately and are expected to be completed within five months. See updated progress photos here.