Elite Theatre

837 2nd Avenue South,
Nashville, TN 37210

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The Colonial Theatre opened in 1918 and was off the books by 1930. It might have been part of the Crescent Amusement circuit. It was renamed Elite Theatre in around 1926.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

If the address is right this theatre would have been near the Howard School Building and the Childrens Museum.

DavePrice
DavePrice on September 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

The Colonial was owned by one John F Marshall by 1918. In about 1926 it became the Elite (possibly having been bought by Crescent at the time) and survived under this name until demolished about 1935 or 36 and replaced by the Capitol. Note there were four Elites and two Capitols here at various times.

Why is there no listing for the Colonial Drive-In on Gallatin Road in Madison, or for that matter why not the Montague Drive-In also in Madison?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Dave the Montaque Drive-in is listed on C.T. Now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm

theatre needs alot more information must have never made it to talkies.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

This is one of four Elite Theatresin Nashville over the years,all long gone.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Thanks tis. i just submitted a bunch of Drive-ins from Tennessee.You guys have a lot of “Ville’s”.

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