Cherokee Theater

603 N. Main Street,
Sweetwater, TN 37874

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Cherokee Theater

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The Cherokee Theater was housed in a free standing corner brick building with unique inlaid brickwork on the front. The marquee sheltered a recessed entrance and featured a large "C" in its center. "Cherokee" was spelled out in large red individually attached lettering above the marquee.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 20, 2008 at 4:28 am

A 1986 view of the Cherokee Theater in Sweetwater.

joebedford on January 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

Actually, pretty sure it’s 603 N. Main St., and is now an Edward Jones office.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

A tourist brochure (PDF here) says that the Cherokee Theatre was built in 1953. It replaced an earlier house called the Gay Theatre, which had opened in 1929 at another location.

The brochure doesn’t mention it, but as late as 1927, Sweetwater had a movie house called the Moneta Theatre, which dated back to the 1910s.

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