On Tuesday, Nov 30, the City of Kannapolis celebrated the Gem Theatre, the city's most revered historic landmark, with an open house and unveiling of the National Register of Historic Places plaque. The celebration also included the recognition of the Gem's upcoming 85th birthday and completion of the Phase I renovations which included a new HVAC system throughout the building, restoration of the marquee, and the addition of lower level restroom facilities.
In collaboration with this celebration, the Kannapolis History Associates have miniature charm re-creations of the Gem Theatre available! These custom originals are designed and handcrafted by Windsor Gallery jewelry store in Salisbury, NC. Charms can be made in 14K, 10K, or Sterling Silver and can be bought with or without a bracelet. These charms can be worn as-is on a necklace or charm bracelet or be crafted into lapel pins, tie tacks, bookmarks and more. By purchasing a Gem Theatre charm, you can wear a piece of history and support the Kannapolis History Associates.