Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Historic Kannapolis Movie Theater to be Renovated

February 11, 2021

The historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis is briefly closing its doors in order to undergo renovations. The movie theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is “the oldest single-screen movie theater with balcony seating in the country.”

Read more about the history and the future of this storied building: “Historic movie theater near Charlotte preps for a million-dollar makeover