Park Theatre

111 W. Main Street,
McMinnville, TN 37110

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Park Theatre

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Efforts are currently underway by the Park Theatre Group to restore this phenomenal theatre to its former glory.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 6, 2006 at 10:08 am

The Park theater was in a tv commercial. There is a photo here, but you have to pay to read the article,

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on November 22, 2006 at 2:24 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Park Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 29, 2007 at 5:16 pm

Here is a picture of the Park Theater during WW II. Roll your mouse over the photo on the left.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 1, 2007 at 7:45 am

The location is West Main Street. This is 2007 photo of the Park Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2007 at 7:28 am

Here are more recent photos of the Park Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 4, 2008 at 11:04 am

This is a photo from 1986.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Here is another 1984 photo.

Photographist
Photographist on July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Park Theatre, owned by Cumberland Amusement Company and designed by Speight out of Nashville, TN, had its Grand Opening October 18, 1939 at 6:30 PM. The building, which cost $50,000 contained the 1000 seat theatre (265 seats in the balcony, 735 on the main floor), and a resturant on each side. The 1800 visitors opening night seemed to assure success for movies and live events on stage. On September 17, 1947, a fire broke out in the stage area burning three and a half hours. The theatre was restored while adding additional seating and was reopened to another packed house on July 18, 1948. In the mid-50s with the advent of Cinema-Scope, the “House Beautiful”, as the Park was known, was renovated again to add the Cinema-Scope Screen and this downsized the seating back to 1000 seats, which were kept until it closed the second week of September in 1986, the cartoon movie Transformers being the last images on the massive screen. Our Park Theatre Group is currently working to restore the Neo-Classical styled Park Theatre into a multi-purpose facility that retains the best of its heritage while offering a venue for live events as well as classic movies or other on screen efforts.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Here are two more 1984 night photos:

Photo1

Photo2

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Great 1984 night photos, I will have to check this place out.

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