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I look forward to giving you a tour of the Tennessee Theatre as well as a mini concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer when your schedule permits.
There is not a video of the December 16, 2006 event at the Tennessee Theatre. This was a showing of the classic movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. We had two showings, and both were sold out. We had to regretfully turn people away.
There is no greater thrill as far as I am concerned than having a full house seeing a movie in a movie palace!!!!
Following are a few updates about the Tennessee Theatre.
865-684-1149 (number at the theatre)
Best wishes to all for a wonderful year in 2007.
Director of Development and
The Historic Tennessee Theatre
Thanks, Patsy. I look forward to getting your email.
Several months ago you offered to send me the email address of Larry Embury, and I am just now responding. I would appreciate very much getting his e mail address.
How exciting to see all of this discussion about the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. If anyone gets to Knoxville and wants a personalized tour of the theatre, please contact me at
865-684-1149 (My number at the theatre.I am there every day.)
865-633-6023 (Home phone)
865-599-2211 (Cell phone)
Community Relations and Development Director
To All With An Interest In The Tennessee Theatre:
I jokingly tell my friends that when I retired from the University of Tennessee after a 40 year career, I had two job opportunities; be a greeter at Wall Mart or become a tour guide at the Tennessee Theatre.I chose the latter so to speak.
I am now a full time employee at the Tennessee Theatre with the title Community Relations and Development Director. I also continue as House Organist. This translates into the responsibility to raise friends prior to raising money. Even though we have reached our capital campaign goal of $25 million, we will need to raise money on an annual basis to help cover the substabtial increase in operating costs.
One of the things I do in my position is conduct tours of the theatre. I have done over 125 tours since we reopend on January 14, 2005. If anyone would like to have a tour, please contact me at 865-684-1149 or
Our guiding philosophy in operating the “new” Tennessee Theatre is “
Building the Future and Preserving the Past.”
I hope to see many of you at the theatre in the futuree.
The bench to which you refer is in good condition and is located on the sidewalk at the back of the theatre on State Street. It is a convenient place to park one’s tired body when waiting to be picked up. I have sat on the bench many time waiting to be picked up by my wife.
I am sorry that I do not have a photograph of the bench.
kyc, if you will send me an email address, I will send you a photograph of me at the console of the Tennessee Theatre Wurlitzer. The guy who played the organ at the reopening of the Tennessee Theatre on January 14, 2005 was me. I look different depending on whether one is viewing the front or back of my head. The audience normally sees only the back. Your husband owes you a dinner out for talking you out of your instinctively correct statement.