The Gem Theater was located at 60 West 100 North and showed movies from about 1935 to 1955.
A comparision of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from 1930 and 1955 with current satellite photos indicates that the Gem Theatre expanded by annexing a building to the east. Later it annexed harness and bicycle shops to the west and became the Cinema 3 Theatre.
In 2002, while building the Providence Stadium 8, Westates Theatres said it was committed to downtown Logan and had plans to remodel the Cinema 3 within the next year.
Plans for a remodel of the Cinema 3 was apparently replaced with a proposal to build a new four-screen theater and restaurant on the southwest corner of 100 North and 100 West. The city would have bought the Cinema 3 for $600,000 and then demolished the triplex to create a pedestrian connection between the “county block” and other downtown locations. The project became less viable after the loss of a planned convention center behind The Copper Mill Restaurant. Downtown also lacks the necessary parking and nightlife to support a movie theater.
Westates Theatres closed the Cinema 3 Theatre on 7 June 2007, in preparation for the opening of the University Stadium 6 Theatres at the Cache Valley Mall.
2. Sanborn Maps, utahtheaters.info, May 2011
3. "With eight new screens going up in Providence, the Force is with Westates Theatres", Herald Journal , 25 August 2002
4. “Valley in line for another multiplex", Herald Journal, 12 March 2006