Courtyard Cinema

3445 Lebanon Pike,
Hermitage, TN 37076

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Courtyard Cinema

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The Courtyard Cinema was originally part of the Litchfield Theatres Ltd. circuit and later acquired by Regal.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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GMNash on March 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This theatre was a nice theatre when it opened. Litchfield Theatres Ltd., opened it in November of 1988. We opened with ‘Scrooged’, ‘Oliver & Co.’, ‘Cocoon The Return’, ‘Land Before Time’… and two others. Litchfield’s main man, Foster McKissick, died in a plane crash at Litchfield Beach’s airport in the early 1990’s. Right after this, the chain sold to Regal. The late 90’s brought about many ‘reorganizations’ in the industry. Regal decided to close allot of their multiplexes that were 8 screens or less. The Courtyard was one of them. This area could still support this theatre… especially since Opry Mills 20 and IMAX have been closed since May of 2010 because of floods. They are still closed.

GMNash on March 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Correction… this was an 8-plex, so there were 4 other films in addition to the above titles that we opened with. I’m thinking ‘filler’ until more titles came about over the Christmas season of 1988.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I thought Litchfield went to UA then Regal.I know it did in North Carolina,GMNash.

GMNash on April 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Mike, I know UA picked up some of Litchfield’s screens in the Carolinas, and perhaps the Atlanta area and Florida. UA has never operated in the Nashville/Middle Tennesse area. There were three locations that Litchfield built, starting with Courtyard in 1988. Indian Lake 10 in Hendersonville TN, and Stones River 10 in Murfreesboro TN were the next locations. I’m unsure if Regal took Stones River or not, but they did take Courtyard and Indian Lake… their entry into the market.

GMNash on April 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Had a meeting out in Hermitage this week, so decided to drive by this theatre I helped open. Still sitting there. Wish I had the funds to whip this place back into shape, retrofit. Eight screens, and the closest theatre is 20-30 minutes away. People would come. There definitely needs to be some maintenance to the exterior. I’m sure the projection equipment were removed, who knows?

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

Thanks GMNash,I was by there yesterday,looks pretty funky.

TLSLOEWS on June 18, 2011 at 5:45 am

The theatre is still sitting empty with 8 blank poster cases.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm

The picture on this location is not the Courtyard. It looks more like the Hamilton 8 in Chattanooga, though I’m sure numerous Regals of the time looked like that.

rivest266 on February 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

November 18th, 1988 grand opening ad in photo section.

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