The Gem TheatreLocated downtown in the City of Etowah, McMinn County, The Gem Theatre is a historic 1927 built theatre that offers musical and theatrical shows throughout the year.  Home of the “Annual Cousin Jack Memorial Bluegrass Festival,” that takes place in March of every year.  The festival is in memory of Jake Tullock, Etowah native, who played bass with Flatt and Scruggs for 20 years.  The Gem has its own resident theatre company, The Gem Players, who offer live performances throughout the year. 

Regional Theatres


The Movie Palace – Athens 5 Cinemas

One of the BEST Movie and Entertainment Theaters in Eastern Tennessee.  Check out their website for movie selections and showing times.

The Swingin’ Midway Drive-In Theatre

McMinn County’s only Drive-In Theatre.  Enjoy the nostalgia from the drive-in theatres of the past with first run movies with digital sound and picture.

Regional Cinemas

Within less than a one hour drive, you can enjoy the latest run of movies at a variety of cinemas in the region.