Gem Theatre

130 Main Street,
Pioche, NV 89043

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Gem Theater

Located on Highway 93, this one time boom town for mining had a population of 27,000 in the late 1920’s. Today’s population has dwindled to about 900 according to the folks at the local gas station.

The Gem Theatre has survived all of these years. It’s a wooden structure just off the main street(business 93). This is quite an interesting town if you are into old ghost/mining areas! It was opened by 1936 with 300-seats.

Sadly, the Gem Theatre was closed in 2002, it was an independently operated, second-run movie theatre. In May 2020 it was purchased by a new owner with plans to restore and reopen.

Contributed by Mark Gulbrandsen

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

RobertR on March 4, 2005 at 11:23 am

This is an interesting picture of the marquee damaged by a storm

9262692 on November 4, 2005 at 3:19 am

The sister theatre of the GEM is the GlOBE in Globe, Arizona. They were built by the same person.

lostinpioche on November 18, 2006 at 8:50 pm

The Gem has been closed for over 4 years, due to a bad wind storm. The 2 brothers who own it, can’t decide on when or why to reopen it! We’re stuck here with out any theater.. Nice..NOT

kencmcintyre on April 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Here is another photo from 2008 or thereabouts:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

The Gem theatre was a Hawk Circuit theatre with home office in Salt Lake City,Utah.

KenLayton on May 11, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Any pictures of the interior? I would like to see inside the projection room.

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