The Gem Theatre
Claude, Texas (Armstrong County)
Photo Credit: TEXScout / Texas Film Commission
The Gem Theatre opened in 1915 as a live theatre and later went on to show movies. Most recently, the building was purchased in 1992 by the Armstrong County Museum and has been beautifully restored to its original decor. The Gem Theatre exists to support the Museum in its efforts to preserve the sights and sounds of yesteryears and today and to delight and challenge our audiences and volunteers through theatre and performing arts.
- Hud (1963)
- After learning about the possible threat to his cattle one night, Homer Bannon (Melvyn Douglas) and his grandson Lonnie Bannon (Brandon De Wilde) go into town to Claude’s Gem Theater to catch a movie. An animated short film called Clementine plays, and they sing along to the American Western folk ballad “Oh My Darlin’ Clementine."