Princess Theatre

203 W. Main Street,
Morristown, TN 37814

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Princess Theatre

Very beautiful theatre. I think the Princess Theatre was still in operation through the late-1960’s, and it was once part of the Martin Theatres chain.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 6, 2005 at 11:46 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbooks from at least 1941 thru 1950.

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[Deleted] on February 9, 2007 at 6:17 am

The Pricess may have had a Reproduco to accompany silent films. These piano/organ units were manufactured by the Operators Piano Company of Chicago, which also made coin-operated automatic pianos.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

Thanks Ken Roe.

VampireGal on June 9, 2011 at 12:45 am

The Princess Theater is long gone, I’m afraid. It closed in the late 1970’s and was eventually torn down.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2011 at 3:27 am

I don’t think the address of 202 W. Main Street is correct. As can be seen in the Google Street View, the buildings currently at 202-204 W. Main Street are old, obviously predating the demolition of the theater.

I think the Princess had to have been across the street, at 203 W. Main, where there is now a business called the Java Garden, situated in a small, modern building set back behind an open area.

This photo, taken during a 1963 flood, shows the darkened marquee of the Princess at right. It can be seen that it was on a corner lot, which 203 W. Main is. I can’t find any other locations along Main Street that match the situation of the Princess.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

The photo is hard to read, but I think it’s advertising the movie The Great McGinty, which opened in 1940 – fits with Ken’s dates above. I also found the reference to a Reproduco organ installed here, which would have the theatre open in the silent movie era.

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