Things To Do In Kannapolis

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Since 1936, the historic Gem Theatre has moved movie lovers to laughter and tears with films in an elegant, comfortable single-screen vintage theater. Peruse current showtimes and choose a first-run film, which may include a romantic romp, a superhero adventure, an independent feature, or Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo. Guests pick up their sodas and popcorn at the concessions stand in the carpeted lobby, whose ornate table lamps cast soft light on potted plants and flowers. In the red and gold 916-seat amphitheater, upholstered floor seats beckon audience members and balcony perches provide a sky-high view behind marbled wood rails. Before the film, guests watch wrought-iron vines curl around colorful birds in sculptures flanking the screen. Sumptuous gold curtains hide the big screen until showtime, allowing staff members to finish reenacting each film’s climactic scene in private.

111 W 1st St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Piedmont School of Music and Dance has two locations. The school is the only performing arts school in the area to offer music and dance under one roof.

163 W B St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Established: 2013
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: GEM Cruize'n Gold package
Pro Tip: Experiences require advance registration in order to reserve preferred vehicle, date, and time.

Q&A with Tyler Suarez, Founder and President

What makes your business stand out?
Golden Era Motors is a one-of-a-kind business that allows its clients the opportunity to drive and experience classic muscle cars. Our clients get to skip the high price tag and demanding time requirements inherent in owning classic cars and cut straight to the best part: driving them! Our clients are a diverse group: some are 25-year-old adrenaline junkies, others drive our cars as a "bucket list" item, and some are simply nostalgic [and] looking to reconnect with some exceptional examples of "American Muscle."

What inspired you to start this business?
After years of enjoying my own classic cars, I started this business to share the pride and exhilaration that comes with driving them. Years of observation at car shows and "cruise-ins" revealed many in attendance did not actually own vehicles themselves, yet they had a fond appreciation for them. Golden Era Motors (GEM) allows those same fans a taste of what it's like to be in the game rather than on the sidelines. We want our clients to touch and interact with our classic muscle cars.

What?s your favorite part about your job?
The fringe benefits are tough to argue with! [I love] "test driving" and maintaining the collection.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We own all of the cars in our collection, and therefore you can be sure they have been properly maintained. We do not rent cars on behalf of private owners or play photography mind games with you. Every photo you see on our website was taken of an actual GEM car.

2888 Moose Road
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Every summer since 1962, thousands of people flock to Kannapolis Recreation Park looking to beat the heat and have fun with friends. Today, visitors continue that tradition while splashing through the park's full-sized pool and zipping down its two high-speed water slides. Away from the water, families can putt their way across a miniature golf course, and they can munch on snacks and ice cream underneath picnic shelters. In addition to its various activities, the park keeps safety one of its top priorities, which is why lifeguards keep watch over all its pools and any plugged sinks.

2225 Fowler St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

AULD Golf is a store cattering to the sale of new and used golf items. We specialize in regripping, shaft repair. We have a state of the are TRACK MAN Fitting System capable of helping you dial in your swing. If you are in the market to buy or sell we can help you out.

805 Cloverleaf Plz
Kannapolis,
NC
US