Comment, Like, & Favorite
Gem Theater - Kansas City Missouri
Photograph - Fine Art Photography
Gem Theater - Kansas City Missouri
Quoted from the website
Originally named the Star Theater, the Gem was built in 1912 by the Shriner and Powellson Amusement Company as a silent movie palace serving Kansas Citys African American population. It was renamed the Gem in 1913, and by the time motion pictures could talk in 1929, it had become an established fixture on 18th Street.
Unfortunately, its years as a movie theatre ended in 1960 and by the 1980s, it had faded into a shadow of its former glory. However, when Mayor Richard Berkley and then City Councilman Emanuel Cleaver spearheaded the revitalization of 18th & Vine in the 1980s, the Gem Theater became a centerpiece of the districts renovation efforts. As a result of the vision and perseverance of Kansas Citys civic leaders, the Gem was restored into a beautiful, state-of-the art performance venue. It stands today as one of the crown jewels of the 18th & Vine corridor.
Behind the restored 1912 facade is a modern 500-seat performing arts center, complete with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. In addition to our annual "Jammin' at the Gem" jazz masters' concert series, the theater hosts many community events and theatre productions. Space is also available for meetings, workshops and seminars.
Liane Wright is a Shawnee, Ks. based Fine Art Photographer, who creates images from the many opportunities life has to offer. She has spent a lot of time and energy committing to her passion of this art in works that include, but not limited to Portraits, Landscape, Photo Manipulations, Modeling, Fashion Photography, and Digital Painting. Custom Digital Art Requests are also welcome.
July 4th, 2013
Viewed 291 Times - Last Visitor from Independence, MO on 07/12/2014 at 8:35 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
gem theater framed prints, kansas city missouri framed prints, liane framed prints, wright framed prints, liane wright framed prints, museum framed prints, restored framed prints, architecture framed prints, star theater framed prints, 1912 framed prints, kansas city framed prints, missouri framed prints, 18th and vine framed prints, renovated framed prints, 500-seat performing arts center framed prints, retro framed prints, color framed prints, colorful framed prints, cars framed prints, transportation framed prints, antiques framed prints, transport framed prints, gem theater greeting cards, kansas city missouri greeting cards, liane greeting cards, wright greeting cards, liane wright greeting cards, museum greeting cards, restored greeting cards, architecture greeting cards, star theater greeting cards, 1912 greeting cards, kansas city greeting cards, missouri greeting cards, 18th and vine greeting cards, renovated greeting cards, 500-seat performing arts center greeting cards, retro greeting cards, color greeting cards, colorful greeting cards, cars greeting cards, transportation greeting cards, antiques greeting cards, transport greeting cards, gem theater prints, kansas city missouri prints, liane prints, wright prints, liane wright prints, museum prints, restored prints, architecture prints, star theater prints, 1912 prints, kansas city prints, missouri prints, 18th and vine prints, renovated prints, 500-seat performing arts center prints, retro prints, color prints, colorful prints, cars prints, transportation prints, antiques prints, transport prints, gem theater posters, kansas city missouri posters, liane posters, wright posters, liane wright posters, museum posters, restored posters, architecture posters, star theater posters, 1912 posters, kansas city posters, missouri posters, 18th and vine posters, renovated posters, 500-seat performing arts center posters, retro posters, color posters, colorful posters, cars posters, transportation posters, antiques posters, transport posters