Gem Theatre

217 Main Street,
Turkey, TX 79261

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This small theater opened in 1928. It showed its first ‘talkie’ in 1931. Bob Wills (born in Turkey) was a frequent guest. The facade is a very plain yellow brick box that appears to have been constructed as part of a commercial block. The street level has been redone (or restored?), but the quaint marquee looks original.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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DonLewis on August 26, 2004 at 1:29 pm

Good one Seth! You have really gotten around. Keep up the good work.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2005 at 5:04 pm

This is a photo of the Gem Theater in Turkey, Texas.

irpworks on September 3, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Here is a photo of the Gem in Turkey I took on 01 Sept. 2007 while out on a drive.
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kencmcintyre on November 14, 2008 at 10:15 am

Here is a related website. The site at the top of the page is defunct.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2008 at 10:52 am

The address is 217 Main Street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 4, 2009 at 11:42 am

Another photo of the Gem is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm

This site has some information about the Gem Theater.

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