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There is a W C Handy Cultural Renaissance Theater at 3475 Central Ave. Is this the same place?
Did this theatre ever go by the name Woodbine? I found a listing for a theatre with an address of 302 Wilburn St, which is in the same geo area as 827 Meridian St.
The vintage section of the Grannis Photography website (http://grannisphotography.com/)contains photos of many of the old downtown theatres along some shots of a few in the outlining area of Nashville.
The only Varsity Theatre that I have found a listing for is located at 705 N. Dixie Ave, Cookeville, TN. There is a Cine Theatre on University Plaza Drive in Martin, but I don’t think that it was ever called the Varsity.
This theatre was also known as the Hickory Hollow Cinema as well as the Bell Road Cinema.
The address for the Capitol is 110 West Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. One record I came across states the theatre opened in 1961 and closed in the 1980s, but it’s architecture suggest that the theatre was probally constructed during the mid 1950s.
This theatre apparently was leveled sometime ago. The Hillwood Plaza is in very poor shape and has only a handful of tenets. None of the existing structures even faintly resemble a cinema.
The Lions Head has apparently been demolished and replaced by Office Max. Drove by the plaza today and not a smidgen could be found of this venue. By chance does anyone have a photo(s)of this theatre?
The main auditorium, which opened in 1925, currently seats 340. The second auditorium, which was added in 1966, seats 410.
Although I haven’t visited New Orleans in over 5 years, the St Charles or the Orpheum as it was known as in 1996 was still standing and served as the home of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Tara was originally part of the Loews Theater Group which also ran the Grand (Home of Gone With The Wind)and the Twelve Oaks Theater. When Loew’s left, the Tara was taken over by George Lefont, who used it to screen a mix selection of standard and art fair films. Loew had already twinned the original auditorium when George took over the property. George spilt one of the auditoriums and added a new one on the right.
Theater later was later purchased by the Martin Group and transformed into a Cinerama venue. Later it was least to the Walter Reed Group, then closed for a few years. Later it was used by various life theater groups, before reopening as a full time film venue with a new name, the Columbia. Great place to films, but wasn’t able to sustain itself. Later shuttered and demolished. Was two blocks down from the Fabulous Fox.