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kenbob62 commented about Main Theatre on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

Photobucket made some changes to their site and the top link got changed here is the new link

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Also have a picture of the Colonel here

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kenbob62 commented about Main Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm

This is an advertisment for the Main theater showing its original facade.

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kenbob62 commented about Colonial Theater on Apr 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Finally found a picture of the Colonel to post you can see it here.

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Here are a few old photos of the Gem from a book I have.

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kenbob62 commented about Swanee Theater on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Swanee back in the day.

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kenbob62 commented about Dixie Theater on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Here is the Dixie when it was open

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kenbob62 commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Here is the Palace when open.

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:53 am

The Gem is my farorite theater I have gone there my whole life and I belive it will be open for a long time.

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kenbob62 commented about Main Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

Please note when Shoe Dept opened this building they restored it inside and out. So this is not the original facade it was originally red brick. It was lot plainer in appearance much like the Dixie on S, main st.

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:10 am

The site of the Colonet theater is here

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kenbob62 commented about Colonial Theater on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:04 am

The Colonial Theater was on N. Main st. What you see on google maps is the area where Cannaon mills plant 1 was North Kannapolis is an area about 2 miles to the north the cordanates for google maps is
35°30'33.71"N 80°36'59.03"W it is just a parking lot now. The picture of the site is here

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 21, 2009 at 10:26 am

Yes and there was one other that I don’t have a picture of called the colonel that was on north Main st. that burned down 10years after it closed. It is now a parking lot.

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

The Dixie is no longer there it was demolished to build a bank.

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kenbob62 commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

The YMCA theater was across the street from where the Gem is now. the GEM was built to replace that theater and it was planned by Charles Cannon CEO of Cannon Mills to be the show place of show places in that part of the world. The Gem had the same projection cameras and sound system as Radio City Music hall and every thing was built to make what was then and still is the show place of Kannapolis. As for the other theaters in Kannapolis here are the pictures of the buildings of the remaining movie house still standing.

The Main on N. Cannon Blvd. View link

The Swanee
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The Palace
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The Dixie
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kenbob62 commented about Main Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

The building that used to be the Main is now occupied by a shoe store this is a picture of the building.

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kenbob62 commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Here is a picture of the building

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