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The Gem Theater on Peaks Island was opened in 1884 as a roller-skating rink and became a theater in 1898.
The huge building was one of the first in a long line of Maine summer stock playhouses. It remained in operation until the mid 1920s and was destroyed by a fire in 1934.
About This Item
- Title: Gem Theater, Peaks Island, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Peaks Island
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 23 cm
- Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Theaters; Photographs--OS--Box 12
- Object Type: Image
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