Gem Electric Theatre

168 High Street,
Egham, TW20 9HP

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Architects: J. Wornell

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Gem Electric Theatre

Located in Egham, Surrey. The Gem Electric Theatre was built for F.S. Powell and opened by Christmas 1910. It took its name from the fact that its first owner was, by trade, a diamond cutter. It was designed by architect J. Wornell of Ludgate Hill in the City of London. It had a very ornate façade, and seating in the auditorium was on a single floor.

The Gem Electric Theatre was closed in 1926. In 1927 it was converted into retail use. From 1955 until its demolition in 1982 it was a car showroom. A new building on the site contains an Italian restaurant & bar named Café Gondola.

In 2020 a new development close-by at the corner of Station Road North and High Street will contain three blocks of housing and retail use, including a four screen Everyman Cinema in what will be named Gem House, which is due to be completed in December 2021.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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John Griffiths
John Griffiths on April 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

The Gem is listed in the Kinematograph year book of 1940 but then never again. Became a shop and then a car showroom after the war until demolition in 1982.

Mike_Blakemore on April 7, 2021 at 9:03 am

John There is a big Problem with the Kinematograph year book. it was very unreliable as we used it in business

bobinman on September 21, 2022 at 3:02 pm

A brand new Everyman cinema opened on 21st Sep 2022, located at Gem House, Station Road TW20 9FG

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