Gem Theatre

1003 1st Avenue South,
Nashville, TN 37210

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Gem Theatre

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Operating from 1941 to 1955 as an African-American theatre. This is probably the last of the old segregated theatres still standing in the metro Nashville area. Remarkably many of the vestiges of when the building was a theatre, such as the ticket/concession stand, the projection booth, the stage, etc., still remain intact. The Gem Theatre has a neat and enticing feel to it. Definitely worth a visit.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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TLSLOEWS on June 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

The ACI Supply Company is at this address now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Tlsloews you guys got some right nice movie theatres up there in Music City.

DavePrice on September 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

In checking this site out on the map I discovered an interesting tidbit that I never knew. This theater is on 1st Ave South but there is also a very short parallel street simply called 1st Avenue that only runs from Lafayette to Wharf Avenue. Both are more-or-less extensions of 1st Avenue which sort of plays out where Hermitage Ave begins.

So Cameron School is located between 1st Ave S and 1st Avenue. Odd!

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