Fair Theatre

112 E. Market Street,
Somerville, TN 38068

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Fair Theater Somerville, TN June 1996

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The Fair Theatre was built around 1935 and might have been part of the Martin chain (it looks like a Martin). The theatre closed in the 1990’s and became a gym for the YMCA. It was converted into a performing arts centre in 2005.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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jshires
jshires on December 30, 2005 at 4:24 am

showing movies/other again. Played It’s a wonderful life over Christmas

Chelseawelsie
Chelseawelsie on December 30, 2006 at 1:35 pm

The Fair theatre has been transformed into a performing arts theatre. It has a new manager and many renovations have been done. Although the theatre is now mainly for plays, it will be showing movies from time to time. They played one not too long ago. The theatre has a lot of plays now. They also have sings. The theatre is really growing. The new manager has done a fine job with it.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 30, 2006 at 1:54 pm

The function should be changed from gym to live performance.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Here is some information about the performing arts center:
http://tinyurl.com/5ugcwd

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 11:39 pm

The Fair Theatre was struggling along when we passed through in the summer of 1996:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm

The Fair Theatre was an independently operated house named for its owner, Norman Fair. It is mentioned dozens of times in issues of Boxoffice going back as far as 1938. I’ve found Norman Fair mentioned as operator of the Fair Theatre in issues of Boxoffice as late as 1977.

The July 4, 1953, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Fair Theatre had suffered a major fire. The rebuilding was protracted. The March 20, 1954, issue of Boxoffice said that rebuilding was continuing and Norman Fair expected to have the theater open late that month or in the first half of April, but the reopening was not announced in Boxoffice until their July 31 issue, so there might have been even more delays.

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