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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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 26, 2004 at 9:29 pm

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

irpworks
irpworks on September 4, 2007 at 5:24 am

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
kencmcintyre on November 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Here is a related website. The site at the top of the page is defunct.
http://tinyurl.com/5fxy3r

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