Polk Theatre

903 South Garden Street,
Columbia, TN 38401

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Polktheatrecolumbia on June 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

You may view our website at www.polktheatrecolumbia.org. Help donate to our project!

Polktheatrecolumbia on June 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Picture above is from the archives of Columbia Neon, and this shot was taken in 1951, just a little bit after the theater opened. We are currently raising funds to purchase the building and renovate/restore.

GMNash on May 30, 2011 at 7:05 am

I think Songbird broke my foot in the lobby of the Polk, oh, around 1978.

CSWalczak on January 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Efforts have been launched by the local county arts council to acquire and then renovate the Polk as a downtown arts center: View link

songbirdlb123 on April 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

My mistake, sorry! 1977 was the year it reopened with two screens. I was working there at the time.

songbirdlb123 on April 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Columbia is my home town. I also worked both at the Polk theater and the Sundown drive-in. The owners name was Vinson not Vincent. Thanks for remembering our hometown treasures that are cinema treasures! 1978 is right by the way.

Patsy on April 25, 2006 at 10:43 am

A friend of mine used to live in Columbia so I will ask about his Polk theatre memories though he may have arrived there after the theatre was, imo, sadly twinned!

Jennibell on April 25, 2006 at 9:17 am

The Polk theater was actually twinned around 1977/78. I assisted in the reconstruction while attending the local college. I also remember the new twin theater opening with Close Encounters and The Gauntlet. I watched Star Wars in 1977 on the old single screen. The owner’s name at the time was Vincent and he also owned the Sundown Drive-in theater in those days.

JackCoursey on September 16, 2005 at 8:14 am

One of the photos in this set was mistaking tagged as Polk Columbia, GA. It has been corrected and retagged as Polk, Columbia, TN. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Patsy on September 15, 2005 at 4:47 pm

The above site shows a theatre in Columbia GA not Columbia TN.

JackCoursey on June 8, 2005 at 7:24 pm

A 2004 photo of the Polk can be viewed at View link