Gem Theatre

Main Street,
Homedale, ID 83628

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The Gem Theatre was opened on December 8, 1946 by Bill Wegman.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 21, 2010 at 4:18 am

The caption of this small photo of the Gem in Boxoffice of April 5, 1947, calls it the Rosalind Theatre, though a December 7, 1946, item had said that Bill Wegman’s new theater would be called the Gem. Further puzzlement is offered in Boxoffice of May 26, 1951, which refers to a Roseland Theatre in Homedale. I’m not sure if either of these is an actual aka for the Gem.

The caption of the 1947 photo also refers to a “makeshift” theater Bill Wegman had previously operated in Homedale. The earlier theater was also called the Gem. Boxoffice of May 22, 1937, said “The Gem Theatre of Homedale, Idaho, is reported to have opened recently.”

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