Gem Theatre

130 Main Street,
Pioche, NV 89043

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Located on Highway 93, this one time boom town for mining had a population of 27,000 in the late 1920’s.

Today’s population has dwindled to about 900 according to the folks at the local gas station.

The Gem has survived all of these years. It’s a wooden structure just off the main street(business 93). This is quite an interesting town if you are into old ghost/mining areas!

Sadly, the Gem Theatre was closed in 2002, it was an independently operated, second-run movie theatre.

Contributed by Mark Gulbrandsen

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

RobertR
RobertR on March 4, 2005 at 11:23 am

This is an interesting picture of the marquee damaged by a storm

http://community.webshots.com/photo/82110985bJHtCk

9262692
9262692 on November 4, 2005 at 3:19 am

The sister theatre of the GEM is the GlOBE in Globe, Arizona. They were built by the same person.

lostinpioche
lostinpioche on November 18, 2006 at 8:50 pm

The Gem has been closed for over 4 years, due to a bad wind storm. The 2 brothers who own it, can’t decide on when or why to reopen it! We’re stuck here with out any theater.. Nice..NOT

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Here is another photo from 2008 or thereabouts:
http://tinyurl.com/y8n85qw

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

The Gem theatre was a Hawk Circuit theatre with home office in Salt Lake City,Utah.

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