Gem Theatre

239 W. Main Street,
Athena, OR 97813

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KenLayton on October 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm

If there is some work being done on the building now, can someone please get some information about it? Perhaps it’s a preservation group doing it and it would be nice to have a website link or facebook page about it. Some pictures would be nice too. :)

SteveSwanson on October 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I drive by Athena all the time on the way to the M-F drive-in, but i don’t plan on a trip out there until spring.

Mikeyisirish on October 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

Not yet, but it’s certainly on my to-do list.

KenLayton on October 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Anyone else have pictures of this theater? The old Digital Textures website had some real good pictures of this theater, but that website is long gone.

strawberry on February 15, 2009 at 3:52 am

There are about a dozen photos of the Gem from 2007 up at
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2006 at 4:04 pm

Here is another link about the Gem theater.

KenLayton on July 8, 2006 at 5:23 am

Seems that the theater website has disappeared. has gone out of business. :(

kencmcintyre on February 23, 2006 at 10:08 am

One website alleges that the Gem Theater is haunted:

Athena – Old Gem Theater – Second story of theater is now used as a home and the first floor is the abandoned theater. Reports of hearing foot steps in the hallways, doorknobs turning when there is no one on the other side. A whitish figure wonders about the theater seats.