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Gem Theatre

1997 Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
224 Eighth St
Cairo IL

Record #10119  
 Opened: 1910
 Closed: 1978
 Current Use:
Capacity: 685 seats
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Rodgers Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Gutted by fire 1934; reopened 1936 after major reconstruction. Purchased by City of Cairo in 1995 after long decline and abandonment. Renovation is slowly progressing.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

May 2008 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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September 2004 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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September 2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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June 1997 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Last featured 4/21/2005. Last edited 12/19/2021.

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