Princess Theatre

105 W. Fifth Avenue,
Springfield, TN 37172

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Princess Theatre

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Operating as the Bell Theatre in 1916, it became the Princess Theatre in 1920.

Part of the Nashville based Crescent Amusements circuit, this theatre was still operating in the mid-1950’s.

Contributed by JackCoursey

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2006 at 12:34 pm

From the Robertson County Historical Society:

“In the early part of 1916 J. W. Bell opened the Bell Theatre on the north side of the Public Square (now known as 5th Avenue West). In August 1920, the Crescent Amusement Company of Nashville bought the Bell Theatre property and changed the name of the house to the Princess Theatre.

The first manager of the Prin-cess Theatre was Wallis Walling followed by Bill Elliott, C. A. Bailey, V. M. Rhinehart, H. D. Judkins, Joe Murphy and Captain W. D. Ament. Mr. A.L. Hancock succeeded Captain Ament and became the manager of the Princess Theatre in 1928. Prior to that he worked for Paramount Pictures as a salesman in the Louisville Exchange of the Eastern Division. Serving as manager of the local Princess Theatre until 1939, Mr. Hancock was transferred to the new Capitol Theatre when it was opened on South Main Street by the Crescent Amusement Company and remained as manager of the Capitol until his retirement.

The Princess Theatre located at 105 5th Avenue West (building currently occupied by Edward Jones Investments)“.

Google maps the address as:

105 W 5th Ave
Springfield, TN 37172

This is a link to the pdf file that the above info comes from. There is a small photo of the Princess theater in that file.

JackCoursey on February 23, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Here is a 2007 photo of the former Princess Theatre. The interior was totally gutted decades ago and converted into office space.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

Nice photo Jack, good to see the building is still there.

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