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tntim commented about David Crockett Theatre on Mar 20, 2021 at 3:04 pm

The David Crockett Theatre opened in December of 1946. The building is still standing and contains a retail shop.

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tntim commented about Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX on Dec 14, 2020 at 6:13 am

Fotomac, I can’t find any lists of opening movies. I did find that three of the first movies were “Bewitched”, “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, and “Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl”.

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tntim commented about Bomes Theatre on Oct 10, 2020 at 6:45 am

It looks like Wagner Sign built a new marquee for this theatre, and for some reason, was not used. They are now trying to sell the marquee at a greatly reduced price. facebook.com/WagnerElectricSign

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tntim commented about Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 on Oct 5, 2020 at 10:11 am

Fotomac, I have posted the newspaper article of the purchase by Regal in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 on Aug 21, 2020 at 8:00 am

The final movies were shown on Oct 31, 2019. A picture of the marquee with the final movies is in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Druid Hill Drive-In on Aug 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm

The Druid Hill DI opened on June 25, 1953 with the movie “Forbidden Past” News articles of the opening have been posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Ritz Theatre on Aug 15, 2020 at 8:15 pm

The last day the the Ritz was in operation was January 30, 1936. Last ad is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Knoxville Drive-In on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:50 am

The last movies shown were on October 19, 1980. The last newspaper ad is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about River Breeze Drive-In on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:42 am

The last movie shown at the River Breeze was on October 12,1980. The final movie was “The Fog” which was a fitting title for the River Breeze since the drive-in sat on the banks of the Holston River. over the years, fog would offen roll in off the river and cover the drive-in. The final newspaper ad is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about River Breeze Drive-In on Jul 1, 2020 at 9:45 am

A 1969 aerial photo was been posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Twin Aire Drive-In on Jun 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm

The final movie shown at the Twin-Aire was “Die Hard” on September 8, 1982. Kind of an ironic choice for a final film. The final ad has been posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Twin Aire Drive-In on Jun 30, 2020 at 12:15 pm

The Clinton Cinemas which were added in 1982 on the West side of the drive-in, now have a separate page. Link

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tntim commented about Clinton Cinemas on Jun 30, 2020 at 12:10 pm

The newspaper articles and the opening and closing ads have been added to the photo section.

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tntim commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jun 29, 2020 at 2:31 pm

The Sunset Drive-In closed on November 30, 1958. The last movie ad is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Family Drive-In on Jun 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm

The last movies were shown on November 2, 1980. The last newspaper ad is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Horne Drive-In on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:11 pm

The first time that a listing appeared in the Knoxville News-Sentinel was on March 15, 1953 with the showing of “Barefoot Mailman starring Robert Cummings. The first advertisement didn’t appear until June 13, 1953. The last ad in the paper was on October 23, 1966. Both have been posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Kingston Four Cinema on Jul 13, 2019 at 6:46 pm

There was a fire that broke out in theater #4 on December 21, 1979 Newspaper article is posted in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Bijou Theatre on Sep 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

Two “businessmen” from Jacksonville, FL leased the Bijou in March of 1965 and reopened the theatre on April 17,1965. This was the beginning of the porno days of the Bijou which lasted until 1975. the name was changed overnight on September 8,1966 to the Bijou Art Theater with no fanfare or mention of any change in operation. I have posted the ad on 4-14-65 in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Court Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

At some point in time, there was a fire in the Court Theater. I have posted an undated picture that I found of the fire.

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tntim commented about Horne Theatre on May 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The Horne Theatre opened January 16, 1947. The opening ad has been posted in the photo section. Sam Horne also opened the Horne Drive-In further south on Chapman Hwy (US 441) in 1953, and both venues operated until the Horne Theatre closed on Sept.1,1956. The building was converted into a roller rink in 1958.

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tntim commented about American Cinema of Athens on May 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

The theatre building was converted to Genesis Baptist Church in June 2014. I have posed a description of the conversion in the photo section. The correct address is 111 Elizabeth St, Athens, TN 37303.

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tntim commented about Burchfield Drive-In on May 3, 2018 at 5:14 pm

I have posted aerial photos from 1959 and 1969 in the photo section.

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tntim commented about Charles Theater on Apr 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The only mention of this theater in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, is an article on March 8,1952 where the owner was charged with running movies on Sunday. Another story on May 7, 1952 reporting that the owner, Charles H. (Buster) Bierley Jr. died, he was only in his 30’s. A Miss Maryville Contest was held at the theatre on June 14, 1955. I have posted in the photo section, the only ad found that ran May 26, 1953, along with a current picture of the building.

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tntim commented about Lake Theatre on Dec 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Opening ad is in the photo section. The theatre opened on 1-19-48 and closed 6-13-50. The theatre was leased to Bible Baptist Church which eventually bought the theatre.

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tntim commented about Ritz Theatre on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

The local film archive in Knoxville has this home movie showing a snowball fight in Rockwood. The film shows both the Lyric and the Ritz in operation. The building on this page was the lyric, but the Ritz was across the street and a block south. Link