Inglewood Theater

3407 Gallatin Road,
Nashville, TN 37216

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Inglewood Theater

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The Inglewood Theater opened April 27, 1950. The opening day movie was “It’s A Great Feeling” with Dennis Morgan and Doris Day. All seating was on a single sloping floor.

The Inglewood Theater closed in December of 1977.

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cudaviper
cudaviper on May 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I remember seeing Woodstock at the Inglewood, I was the only person in the whole audience til near the end. Many movies I remember there, ghost and mr. chicken too…ha. Ah, the cry room, I remember that and went in once just to see what it was like. Very strange indeed. Also I recall the owner of Joywood Salvage told me that the doors were solid brass, very classy. Sad it is gone like so many others. We had it made and didn’t realize it.

DavePrice
DavePrice on September 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

The bowling alley was in a building back behind the theater.

The Inglewood also had a party room. I went to a birthday party there one time. I believe the Cry Room was on one side of the center aisle and the Party Room was on the other.

Tom Sharp, later a councilman, had a drug store just a door or two from the Inglewood. I believe the theater was built on the site of the old Creamland ice cream shop.

I was amused when the building became Joywood Salvage as the Joywood community was miles from there over near Trinity Lane.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

There is a photo of this theatre on Tennessee Cinemas link,showing the theatre just before opening in 1950.

GMNash
GMNash on March 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

TLS…. could you post the link you speak of from above, Tenneessee Cinemas link? Thanks.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

Thanks GM I would if I could, I just ran across this link while looking at photos of another theatre,and I do not remember which one.I also have some photos of other theatres to post but I do not have a scanner.I will have to get someone to scan them for me and post.If you check out photos of Tennessee Theatres you may run across this link and click on it and you may find it or others.Good luck.Enjoyed you posts on the other theatres you have commented on.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thanks cudaviper,thats the same photo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

What Big Theatre,sure that picture isn’t from TEXAS!!!!LOL.

kiddmo
kiddmo on July 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

My grandmother and I were the last patrons of the Inglewood Theatre in 1977. I remember it was cold and drizzling that day. The last movie to play at Inglewood Theatre playing was Poco (Little Lost Dog). I was 10 and was hooked on Benji and Herbie Love Bug movies, Poco was sort of a Benji rip off. When we walked in we noticed it was completely empty. The manager told us they were closing forever that day and this was the last movie. I will always remember walking out with the manager locking the door behind us thinking I was the last customer. I’ll always remember spending every weekend with my grandparents and going to that old theatre.

I believe after the theatre shutdown it became a Joywood Furniture store and then a junk store until they tore it down.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thanks kiddmo,you are right it was the Joywood Salvage store before being torn down.

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