Gem Theater

552 West 4th Street,
Erie, PA 16507

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Charlie_Brown1 on August 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I went to this theater when I was a small boy in the late 1940’s. It cost 4 cents for children and 8 cents for adults. Always showed double features,news, serial and a cartune.No snack bar just a 5 cent candy machine and a water fountain.It had hard wooden seats. It was later fixed up and reopened as The Cinema with new seats a snack bar and tried showing opera movies, but failed after a short time and closed never to open again. In the basement there was a club known as The Gem Social Club that planned to move into the old theater, but it never did. That club closed in the early 1980’s and the building was torn down a short time later.

Patsy on December 3, 2004 at 11:29 pm

I had no idea that the City of Erie had so many theatres throughout the years….truly amazing!