New Daisy Theatre

330 Beale Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

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NEW DAISY Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee.

Two earlier theatres were removed for the construction of the New Daisy Theatre in 1941. Directly across the street is a 1912 nickelodeon storefront which was the original Daisy Theatre. The New Daisy Theatre was larger and more modern. It was decorated in a 1940’s style and had a full stage. It closed in 1978, but was preserved when Beale Street was rejuvenated.

It was remodelled into tiers with tables and chairs. The permanent stage set is a view of Beale Street buildings across from the New Daisy Theatre in their heyday. It is currently a very busy concert venue.

Contributed by JackCoursey, Vincent Astor

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 16, 2005 at 12:15 am

It seems like the New Daisy Theatre opened around 1942. It’s not listed in the 1941 Film Daily Yearbook, but is listed in the 1943 edition.

JackCoursey on October 16, 2005 at 4:03 am

Here are a couple of recent photos of the New Daisy Theater in Memphis.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 8, 2005 at 10:11 am

Last time I was in the New Daisy was about 1990. There were no seats, the interior was painted completely black. There were plenty of “disco lights” and beer signs as the only interior decor. An opening had been cut between the auditorium the adjacent store front to the west. It was, in every sense of the words, a mosh-pit and I do mean pit. However, it was busy every weekend and plenty of emerging bands played there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

1977 sees the New Daisy showing “THE FOUR OF US”, “THE ROGUE” and “THE RUNAWAYS” Rated R.

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