Princess Theatre

203 W. Main Street,
Morristown, TN 37814

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Princess Theatre

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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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KenRoe
KenRoe on November 6, 2005 at 11:46 pm

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

deleted user
[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
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

Thanks Ken Roe.

VampireGal
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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I believe that Joe is correct about the address being 203 West Main Street. The information given in this pdf file states that a new building was built in 2002 on the site of the former Princess Theatre. That building is currently occupied by the Java Garden Cafe which has an address of 203 West Main Street.

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