Majestic Grille

145-147 S. Main Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

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vastor
vastor on July 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Please note that the Majestic Grille indeed has one screen! In operation!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 1, 2007 at 7:52 pm

The first Moller theater organ mentioned in the description above was an opus 1188 installed in 1910. The second was a Moller theater organ opus 1418 size 2/10 installed in 1912 and the third organ that I found listed for this theater was a Moller theater organ opus 1873 size 3/20 installed in 1915.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 22, 2007 at 5:03 am

Here is a recent photo of the former Majestic Theater building.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 10, 2005 at 3:24 am

Finally got the address: 145-147 South Main Street. Many thanks to the Memphis Public Library history room for providing the information.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 8, 2005 at 2:43 am

In discussion with others from this web-site, the Majestic does not seem to appear in trade journals after 1941, implying that it had ceased theatrical operation before World War II.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 7, 2005 at 5:19 am

Old newspaper ads refer to the Majestic #1 and #2 and also the OLD Majestic #1 and #2. I infer there were actually 4 theatres operating simultaneously with the same name! In the book “Nickelodeon Theatres and Their Music” there is a photo of a Majestic Theatre in Memphis, but the theatre in the photo is most definately not the building that survives on South Main Street.

Across the street was the Strand Theatre (razed) and the Loew’s State (razed). In the next block north was the Pantages (a.k.a. Warner, razed). In the next block south was the Princess (razed) and the Orpheum (still operating).