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The Gem Theater is located at 1615-17 E. 18th Street. The Gem opened in 1912 as the Star Theatre, it was renamed the Gem Theatre in 1913. The Gem was built for use by African-American audiences and had a seating capacity of 1,414. Movies continued until the mid-1970’s and then it became a venue for live performances. Since 1997, after a detailed renovation to create a 500-seat performance space, removed most of the original interior, and has now become a venue for the American Jazz Museum.

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  • Title: Gem Theater
  • Creator: Geri Sanders
  • Date Created: 2018-07-25, 2018

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