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    23 Cross Street
    Bethel, ME 04217
    (207) 824-8248
    Hours:
    Friday thru Monday, 1 hour before showtime.

    About Us

    Come join us at The Gem for a fun night out or family entertainment!

    We are open Friday thru Monday every week showing FIRST FUN movies, independent movies, documentaries and the season's best Ski read more
    • About

      Come join us at The Gem for a fun night out or family entertainment!

      We are open Friday thru Monday every week showing FIRST FUN movies, independent movies, documentaries and the season's best Ski Movies

      Yes, we have candy and popcorn, but we also have BEER, WINE and PIZZA!

      Are you a remote worker and can't get the internet speed you need out in the woods? Check out our co:working space and let it be your office away from home. We have desks available by the month or day, a conference room and plenty of space to host your next event.

      Our mission is to offer affordable tickets and diverse programming to make the theater accessible to all ages and incomes.

      Give us a call at 207 824 8248 for movie showtimes.

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      Monday Jan 20, 2020
      Join us this weekend for movies at The Gem! This weekend we're screening: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [PG-13] 12:45, 4:00, 7:15 Dolittle [PG] 1:00, 3:45, 6:45 Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [PG] 1:15, 4:15, 7:00*, *NO Sat. 7:00 Show ...read more
      Saturday Jan 25, 2020
      Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall ? a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world?s most admired conservationists. Preceding the film, Christine Maher, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Maine's College of Science, Technology, and Health will give a presentation on ''What can nonsocial woodchucks tell us about social behavior?'' Christine's research interests lie in the field of behavioral ecology and, more specifically, mammalian social behavior and social organization, in which she adopts a field-oriented approach to her research. She has examined the role that ecological conditions (e.g., food resources) play in shaping the behavior patterns of animals and, in turn, a population's spatial organization. In 1998, she began working with woodchucks, animals whose relatives are much more social than they are. Little research has been done on these animals since the 1960s and late 1980s, so a great deal remains to be learned. Christine is interested in the evolution of social behavior in mammals, and these animals can be used to test various ideas about why other marmot species are more social. This event will be free for ALL students thanks to the Science on Screen grant received by The Gem. An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall ? a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world?s most admired conservationists. Preceding the film, Christine Maher, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Maine's College of Science, Technology, and Health will give a presentation on ''What can nonsocial woodchucks tell us about social behavior?'' Christine's research interests lie in the field of behavioral ecology and, more specifically, mammalian social behavior and social organization, in which she adopts a field-oriented approach to her research. She has examined the role that ecological conditions (e.g., food resources) play in shaping the behavior patterns of animals and, in turn, a population's spatial organization. In 1998, she began working with woodchucks, animals whose relatives are much more social than they are. Little research has been done on these animals since the 1960s and late 1980s, so a great deal remains to be learned. Christine is interested in the evolution of social behavior in mammals, and these animals can be used to test various ideas about why other marmot species are more social. This event will be free for ALL students thanks to the Science on Screen grant received by The Gem. An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION. Science on Screen: Jane ...read more
      Sunday Jan 26, 2020
      CineLife Entertainment® and More2Screen present a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette). This will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, while it is currently on display in London. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, the documentary will explore Gauguin?s extraordinary ? and often problematic ? artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. The film examines Gauguin?s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist?s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism. The private view of this first-ever exhibition of Gauguin?s portraits was filmed exclusively for cinemas in high definition with stunning close-ups. Hosted by art historian and broadcaster Kate Bryan who will welcome the cinema audience, the engaging and insightful guided tour is led by the exhibition co-curator Christopher Riopelle, with illuminating commentary from expert contributors including painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, and artist and writer Billy Childish. Join us at 4pm for a social time. We?ll have a French wine & cheese plate available for $10. Please don?t miss this one time event! Tickets are $15, Gem Member Tickets are $13, all event profits will go to furthering Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) programming at The Gem. ...read more
      Saturday Feb 1, 2020
      Head to The Gem anytime now to pick out your favorite one-of-a-kind, wheel-thrown beer mug made by local potter, Woody Hughes! The mug comes with a ticket to Beer?s On, a beer tasting & live music fundraising event for Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) held at The Gem on Feb. 1st. Bring your mug and ticket to the event and sample 5 delicious Maine craft brews. Fill your mug to the top with your favorite of the five. Enjoy it while listening to great live music! Thank you, Woody, for donating your time and mugs to this event at The Gem! 6pm Beer Tasting 7 to 8pm Mike O?Hehir 8:30-10pm Sibylline Mug & Ticket $75 (or two for $125). All mug owners will also receive $1 of beer at The Gem for 1 whole year. 100% of all funds raised will be put toward future BAAM programming at The Gem! Thank you to event sponsors: White Mountain Cannabis, Green House Farms, Northern Roots Grow Supply, Black Bear Energy ...read more
      Saturday Feb 15, 2020 - Sunday Feb 16, 2020
      Jam at The Gem with Bearly Dead! 18+ event, 21+ to drink. $15 Advanced Ticket / $20 At the Door Steam Mill Brew on tap, liquor, wine, beer and other concessions available! Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam & festival scene. While the band plays all of The Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 230 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different set lists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. With no designated “Jerry” or “Bobby”, this band is able to breathe new life into songs with their fresh, high-energy approach to them. Bearly Dead is a setlist-nerd’s dream!!! ...read more
      Sunday Feb 16, 2020
      Join us at The Gem on Sunday, February 16th, at 4pm for Verdi's Rigoletto on the Lake. The Italian opera will have English subtitles. Giuseppe Verdi?s masterwork ? compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful ? is being performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz. One of Verdi?s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father?s rage and a daughter?s shame. It features several of opera?s best-known arias-including Rigoletto?s passionate denouncement ?Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,? Gilda?s dreamy ?Caro nome? and the Duke?s instantly recognizable ?La donna e` mobile.? Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary ?middle-period? trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore. Directed and designed by Philipp Sto¨lzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance, Bregenz. Please Note: Rigoletto on the Lake contains a sequence of flashing lights, which might affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitivity. Tickets are $15, Gem Member Tickets are $13, all event profits will go to furthering Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) programming at The Gem. ...read more
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      Park at the Chamber of Commerce, we're in the adjacent building!