Cedar Bluff Theatre

9137 Cross Park Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37923

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tntim
tntim on June 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

This theatre was opened on December 21, 1976 by ABC Southeastern Theatres. It had two auditoriums each seating 375. The first movies were “Nickelodeon” and “Great American Adventure”.

Ownership changed to Plitt, to Cineplex Odeon, and then to Carmike. After Carmike build the Commons Six Theatre less than half a mile away, they closed the Cedar Bluff Theatre on April 15, 1988.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

cgl102770 , yep we all had cute candy girls,,,go on with more stuff Guy, bet I did the same thing, our twin in AUGUSTA was like CEDAR BLUFF…..plitt abc theatres..

cgl102770
cgl102770 on May 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I worked at that theater in the late 80’s. It was my first job, and I have very fond memories of it. The theater was rarely crowded, except on the weekends, and there wasn’t much to do except flirt with the cute concession stand girls. I remember Ronnie McHone and his assistant manager David Fry, nice guys who went to work at the 6 plex a few miles down the road. I could go on and on about about that theater, what a great place for a first job.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I bet “SMOKEY” played all Summer long there.

nimrod
nimrod on January 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I saw Smokey and the Bandit and Corvette Summer, as well as many other “classics” there in the late 70’s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Anyone that worked here,Please check out REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRES,it is for PLitt Theatre Employees.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm

You know you’re right,I even worked as Assistant Mgr at GCC Georgia Sq.in Athens.All we had were UGA students,Never realize it until I read what you wrote.

SeeingI
SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

I can recall seeing “The Empire Strikes Back” here.

@Mike, you’re right, Knoxville is a big college town and so most of our theater employees only stay a few years.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Did all the guys and gals that worked in the theatre business in Knoxville just vanish? For a city to be this big it is amazing very little conversations and theatre stories,just like Columbia,S.C.Oh, I forgot they are College towns,

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Your theatre manager at Cedar Bluff 1 and 2 was Ronnie McHone.It was a PLITT THEATRE. December 1983.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm

JACK. CEDAR BLUFF’S SISTER WAS LOCATED IN MARTINEZ GEORGIA,OR AUGUSTA,GEORGIA. COLUMBIA SQUARE CINEMAS IS THE SAME THEATRE JUST LIKE STONE MONT IN ATLANTA.ALL THREE THEATRE WERE ABC THEATRES UNTIL PLITT BOUGHT ABC OUT.ALL THREE WERE OPENED ABOUT THE SAME TIME. I HAVE A BIT OF HISTORY ON COLUMBIA SQUARE,BUT SADLY IT WAS SOLD TO GEORGIA THEATRES WHO HAVE A HABIT OF ADDING SCREENS SO MY COLUMBIA SQUARE BECAME A TINY FOUR PLEX. WE DID HAVE BEAUTIFUL SCREENS THAT EVEN 2001 WOULD HAVE LOKED GREAT. HOPE I HELPED.

Lecolonel
Lecolonel on September 16, 2008 at 7:36 pm

I remember this theatre when it was operated by ABC Southeastern. Being from another town, I only saw one film there in the late ‘70s, a rerelease of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I remember this theatre had a really wide screen. It was a great place to see this film for the first time. I’ll always remember it fondly.

padredave
padredave on August 18, 2006 at 11:06 pm

I won tickets on local radio to East TN premiere of Star Wars at this this theater. I was 15 and I’ll never forget that day at the old Cedar Bluff Theater. it was a 2 auditorium thater. Hard to believe that of all the movie houses in Knoxville this one got such an honor, but the movie was a complete unknown at the time.

tntim
tntim on July 6, 2005 at 2:30 pm

This theatre was opened in the late 70’s by ABC Southeastern Theatres. It had two auditoriums each seating 375. Ownership changed to Cineplex Odeon, to Plitt, and then to Carmike. After Carmike build the Commons Six Theatre less than half a mile away in the late 80’s, they closed the Cedar Bluff Theatre.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on July 5, 2005 at 8:02 am

The Cedar Bluff was converted to office space in the mid-1990’s. At this date, it is un-recognizable as a former theatre. It had been a twin in its last years. Don’t know if it was built that way or not.