Athena's Gem Theatre

The Gem Theatre and the Star Saloon are two halves of a historic building located on Main Street in Athena, Oregon that has been closed for decades. The restoration project began in 2005 when a group of citizens approached the City to restore the Gem Theatre for the benefit of the community. The group recognized the need for a dedicated space for the arts in Athena. The City of Athena formed a committee dedicated to the Gem Theatre project.

The mission of AGI is to restore the building for the use of the general public. Once the building is restored, the focus will shift to operating the facility.

The Athena’s Gem, Inc. (AGI) is committed to providing a sustainable resource for Athena, Oregon and surrounding communities. To that end, reducing operating costs is paramount for a small, all-volunteer organization such as AGI and maximizing the building’s efficiency and self-sufficiency is a key part of reducing long-term costs. AGI has long been interested in installing solar panels for the facility and has completed all of the requisite planning to ensure the project is feasible.

The 26 kilowatt solar panel installation will reduce operating costs and is paramount for a small, all-volunteer organization such as AGI. Maximizing the building’s efficiency and self-sufficiency is a key part of reducing long-term costs.

The Gem Theatre and the Star Saloon are two halves of a historic building located on Main Street in Athena, Oregon that has been closed for decades. The restoration project began in 2005 when a group of citizens approached the City to restore the Gem Theatre for the benefit of the community. The group recognized the need for a dedicated space for the arts in Athena. The City of Athena formed a committee dedicated to the Gem Theatre project.

The mission of AGI is to restore the building for the use of the general public. Once the building is restored, the focus will shift to operating the facility.

The Athena’s Gem, Inc. (AGI) is committed to providing a sustainable resource for Athena, Oregon and surrounding communities. To that end, reducing operating costs is paramount for a small, all-volunteer organization such as AGI and maximizing the building’s efficiency and self-sufficiency is a key part of reducing long-term costs. AGI has long been interested in installing solar panels for the facility and has completed all of the requisite planning to ensure the project is feasible.

The proposed 26 kilowatt solar panel installation will be a concurring project, completed at the same time, and part of the grand opening celebration.