Gem Electric Theatre

168 High Street,
Egham, TW20 9HP

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Gem Electric Theatre

Located in Egham, Surrey. The Gem Electric Theatre was opened by Christmas 1910. It took its name from the fact that its first owner was, by trade, a diamond cutter. It was designed by architect J. Wornell of Ludgate Hill in the City of London. It had a very ornate façade, and seating in the auditorium was on a single floor.

The Gem Electric Theatre was closed around 1940. It lay vacant for a few years before conversion into a store. From 1955 until its demolition in 1982 it was a car showroom. A new building on the site contains an Italian restaurant & bar named Café Gondola.

In 2020 a new development close-by at the corner of Station Road North and High Street will contain three blocks of housing and retail use, including a four screen Everyman Cinema in what will be named Gem House, which is due to be completed in December 2021.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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John Griffiths
John Griffiths on April 6, 2021 at 9:30 pm

The Gem is listed in the Kinematograph year book of 1940 but then never again. Became a shop and then a car showroom after the war until demolition in 1982.

Mike_Blakemore on April 7, 2021 at 5:03 pm

John There is a big Problem with the Kinematograph year book. it was very unreliable as we used it in business

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