Palace Theatre

72 S. Main Street,
Crossville, TN 38555

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Palace Theatre

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This theater is an interesting statement of both architectural style and recreational use for a small town.

Its architect made use of local Crab Orchard Stone. The three story building’s exterior design combines elements of both Art Deco and Art Moderne styles.

Art Deco defines the interior design. Side walls are recessed panels delineated by the concrete blocks that step forward towards the auditorium creating vertical columns. Set in the center are bulls eye wall sconces. During its renovation, turquoise and salmon colors were reintroduced on the walls and in the paisley carpet.

Currently, the Palace Theatre is being use as a community arts center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Contributed by Cumberland County Executive Brock Hill

Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 25, 2008 at 2:33 pm

A 2008 photo can be seen here.

movieboi
movieboi on June 20, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Hi all,

If anyone can remember me Im the little boy who basically lived in the theater throughout my young and teen years. This landmark means more to me and my life than anyone can image. My memories of the theater are full of excitement and joy as I didn’t realize how lucky I was until now as i look back in time with my family who used to run it. Yes My Grandfather Leon Smith (Bud) ran the theater some 35 years and was the projectionist 10 years before that when Eddy johnson was the manager.My memory will always be where my playground was and still is in my hart and mind.

Curtis Smith
http://www.curtissmithphotograph.com

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm

The Palace Theater is on the left in this 1952 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Another 2008 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This is a recent close-up shot of the Palace.

Patsy
Patsy on December 31, 2009 at 2:56 am

The stone facade on this theatre is truly amazing and very unique!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Nice looking theatre will have to drive over from Nashville to check it out.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 6, 2011 at 3:09 am

Well.have you driven over yet.LOL.

TN_Fisherman
TN_Fisherman on November 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I am a 2nd generation ‘Homesteader’. Spent many hours viewing ‘movies’ at Palace Theater!! Cumberland Homesteads was 5 miles from Crossville….

To TLSLOEWS — FYI — Lots of places to make your ‘trip’ to Crossville to see Palace enjoyable: May I suggest you visit Cumberland Homestead (and Homestead House) Museums, and Cumberland Mtn State Park which has a wonderful restaurant….

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