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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Gem Theatre

 
 
The Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. The Gem Theatre Marker
Inscription. The old Gem Theatre was one of the first buildings in downtown Kingsport. Built in 1915, this building has been used for everything from a country-western bar to a church. It was originally a movie theater that showed a variety of films including old westerns. Kingsport's own Congressman James Quillen sold tickets here. In 1994, the Downtown Kingsport Association purchased the building and later renovated it for their offices.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Location. 36° 32.745′ N, 82° 33.774′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Main Street near Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 W. Main St., Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingsport Drug (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank Of Kingsport (about 400 feet away); Train Depot (about 400 feet away); Western Union Building (about 700 feet away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church Circle (approx.
The Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. The Gem Theatre Marker
0.4 miles away); Douglass High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Long Island of the Holston (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
Sculpture near the Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
3. Sculpture near the Gem Theatre Marker
A plaque marker the sculpture "Embrace," near the Gem Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
4. A plaque marker the sculpture "Embrace," near the Gem Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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