Founded in January of 2019, the Gem Theatre & North Newton Revitalization Corp, Inc. is a NON PROFIT CORPORATION responsible for acquiring, restoring, construction, and managing real properties in the northern area of Newton, NC commonly known as the “Depot District”. Our mission is to acquire and restore the historic Gem Theatre property as well as any other property in the Depot District area. We look forward to bringing this area back to life by working to develop and manage our properties in a manner consistent with other non-profits located in the Depot District/North Newton.

     The first property we’ve acquired is the historic Gem Theater building built in 1900 and operated until 1951. While this building was formally operated as the “North Newton Theatre” and the “Gem”, it has sat empty and unused for nearly the past 70 years. With your support, we can rebuilt and restore the old theater and return the building to its glory years. Located at 1134 N. Main Ave. across from the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum’s historic Newton Depot, this historic structure will once again host live stage performances, silent movie showings with player pianos, Euro and Indie cinema, as well as private screenings and even rentals.

     The second property acquired is the adjacent “North Newton Outlet” building.  We intend to overhaul her interior and exterior immediately and recruit new businesses to the district that are destinations unto themselves- niche and unique shops- that one cannot find in any general strip mall or busy thoroughfare.
Come with us on our journey, and if possible, please donate to the cause!
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The Gem Theatre & North Newton Revitalization Corp
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1134 North Main Avenue
PO Box 1154
Newton, NC 28658
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We are now a 501c3 non-profit. PLEASE, PLEASE donate now to help us save this historic venue. Our EIN is 83-3037260. Thank you for your support !!