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From Seth Landon
My great uncle, James H. Methner, was once the owner of the Gem. He built the theater in 1939 and opened it in 1940. He also owned the Sandra which now sits as an apartment complex in town. The theatre is now Digital and has been purchased by new owners. It is in the process of being renovated and restored to her former glory like the way my great uncle intended.
I recently got to meet the current owner before one of the showings. He let us look around the theater and take some good photos also. For me, it was my first time to go in the projection booth while it brought back memories to my dad when he was a kid since he use to spend alot of time there anyway.