Gem Theatre

1131 8th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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Architects: Albert Speiden, William L. Speiden

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The Gem Theatre opened in May 1914. It seated 250 and had a low partition all down the center of the auditorium which segregated the white patrons from the African-American patrons. The Gem Theatre was still operating in 1927, but had closed by 1930. The site is now an apartment complex.

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