Gem Theatre

12 W. 6th Street,
Fulton, MO 65251

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp., Frisina Amusement Company

Functions: Office Space, Retail

Previous Names: Electric Theatre

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The Gem Theatre was opened c.1915 and was operated by Henry Luther Crockett, an actor. He named the theatre after his mother, Grace Edris Martland (GEM). This information came from his son Tom Crockett.

The Gem Theatre operated until at least 1957, when it had become part of the Commonwealth Amusement chain.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Chris Grow

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Chris1982 on August 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

The Gem Theatre was still listed as open in 1957 with 500 seats. The address is 12 W. 6th Street, Fulton, MO. 65251

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

By 1921, the Gem was being operated by J. R. Pratt, owner of Pratt’s Theatre. Pratt’s Theatre was primarily a live house but sometimes showed movies. The August 7, 1920, issue of Exhibitors Herald mentioned both houses in one item:

“The Pratt and Gem theatres at Fulton. Mo., are both strong on the star productions. Both change programs daily. Story is preferred.”

SethG on April 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

The building has been retail or offices for many years. Not too badly remodeled.

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