Peafowl Theatre

1120 4th Avenue N.,
Nashville, TN 37208

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Peafowl Theatre

The Peafowl Theatre opened in 1915. The building was a residence that was converted to a movie theatre. By 1926 it was operating as an African-American theatre. The Peafowl Theatre closed in 1929.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Thanks Lost never heard of this one.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Just checked the map John O. Hill Company is listed at this address,there web-site does not work anymore.

DavePrice
DavePrice on September 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Old family friend Delmas Jenkins told me he once went to the Peafowl and was terrified at the rough crowd in the place. At one point the manager came down the aisle cracking a bull whip to restore order!!!

Can you top that story?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Dave, They weren’t playing “SLAUGHTER’S BIG RIP-OFF”? LOL.

TheatreOrgan
TheatreOrgan on December 9, 2018 at 5:54 am

There is an advertisement of a play at Ebay (12/9/18) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1920-s-Peafowl-Theatre-Advertisement-Adam-Tames-His-Eve-Nashville-TN/223276892145?hash=item33fc56fff1:g:yP0AAOSwo1lcDMlo:rk:1:pf:0 If this link doesn’t work, search Peafowl Theatre Nashville TN

DavePrice
DavePrice on December 18, 2018 at 9:05 am

Years ago I was on a tour bus that drove by this place and the driver said, “If you look closely, you can see the image of a pea fowl” but I never did see it- Has anyone out there been by to inspect the building for this image?

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