Roane Theatre

106 W. Rockwood Street,
Rockwood, TN 37854

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The Roane Theatre is listed as operating in the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook (it is not in the 1941 or 1950 editions).

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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RICHARD1938
RICHARD1938 on April 24, 2006 at 4:48 pm

THE ONLY ROANE THEATER I REMEMBER WAS ON GATEWAY BLVD .ON THE CORNER OF ROCKWOOD STREET AND GATEWAY BLVD IN ROCKWOOD,TENNESSEE. IT IS NOW DEMOLISHED.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 3:58 am

The Roane was listed as being in Rockwood in the 1970 motion picture almanac. It was part of Rockwood Amusements. Nothing was listed in Harriman at that time. This is from the 1970 IMPA.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

The 1950 edition of The Theatre Catalog lists the Roane Theatre at Rockwood as a 1949 project by architects Marr & Holman. It doesn’t say if it was new construction or a remodeling.

As late as 1953, there was a second theater called the Ritz in Rockwood, listed in the Motion Picture and Television Almanac. Here is a painting of it by a local artist who goes by the single name Susanne. It might be the same house that appears as the Lyric in this painting depicting Rockwood in the 1940s.

Susanne also has a painting of the Roane Theatre.

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