Gem Theatre

206 S. Side Square,
Waco, TX 76706

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GEM Theatre, Waco, Texas.

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This was a ‘colored’ theatre on Waco’s South Side Square. The Gem Theatre was operating prior to 1940 and closed around 1955.

Contributed by Jake Vanek

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 17, 2006 at 6:40 am

The Gem theater was still a “colored” theater in 1939 as evidenced by this November 1939 photo from the Library of Congress.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 17, 2006 at 8:11 am

The Gem Theatre is listed in Film Daily Yearbook editions between 1940 and 1955 as a Negro theatre. It had a seating capacity of 558.

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