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press1fortruth commented about Westown I & II on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:55 am

Am I the only one who remembers that this theater burned rather than be demolished? I recall fairly clearly that a few months after the Last Temptation of Christ showed at this theater that it burned (so no later than early 1989) and many people in Knoxville thought there was some connection between the two things. My memory is also that the fire was officially blamed on bad wiring or a faulty plug on one of the popcorn machines. It was torn down and never rebuilt. The new theater inside the mall didn’t come along until the original Westown Theater had been gone for quite a while.