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Retro night out

We enjoyed coming here for a movie night out. It is in need of some work but it’s a great... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Huntersville, North Carolina
via mobile
Nostalgia at it best in a Theatre

Visit the Gem Theatre and walk back in to a time of simple. The 40's and the 50's. Not a lot has... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed coming here for a movie night out. It is in need of some work but it’s a great throwback theatre. I recommend an evening here and skip the regular cinemas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Visit the Gem Theatre and walk back in to a time of simple. The 40's and the 50's. Not a lot has been done to this beautiful movie house in many years and that is the way you like it. Relax and step back in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thewizardone
Reviewed October 3, 2018

New movie releases at a discount price. Concessions are less expensive than a mall cinema also. The only disadvantage is that the restrooms are upstairs and inaccessible for the handicapped.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindahabina
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The theatre is nice but is in need of having the seating repaired, sticky floors, and toilets repaired upstairs along with having toilets downstairs as handicapped people can not climb those steps to get to the upstairs toilets. On these opinions I give the theatre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dennis C
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Very affordable small theatre setting in Kannapolis, NC. They get 1 top new movie each week which is nice if that's the movie you want to see. You don't have to fight the crowds at the malls or large multi-screen theatres.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyW3285
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a great place for family and is kid friendly.. Prices for tickets and snacks are reasonable when compared to the other theaters in town and staff is friendly, They now have the latest released movies.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GWH54
Reviewed August 16, 2018

There's not a better value for movies. Ok, there's only one screen. Ok, some of the seats are old. Ok, no 3D Still, two people can go to the movies AND get concessions for about $20. Where else can you do that? If there's a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen L
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Excellent place to see kid-friendly movies if you're fed up with overpriced tickets and concessions. They run a $1 movie deal for kids in the summer and the rest of the year--you can take a family of four to the movies w/concessions for $20. Nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I've been coming here since childhood. Place hasn't changed a bit, which is great looking at the nostalgia part.... but the place could be kept up better. Prices are cheap all the way around and the only theater that serves the local favorite...Cheerwine!!! If you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Seats are terrible and look to be original. Toilets are on second floor and are in sad shape. Could be a great looking place but run down and in need of major repair. Tickets are cheap and popcorn is excellent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mac4705
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