Circuit Playhouse

51 S. Cooper Street,
Memphis, TN 38104

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vastor
vastor on July 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

New photo uploaded of the Memphian as Circuit Playhouse.

courtney4691
courtney4691 on July 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

As an employee of the company for many years, I wanted to let Elvis fans know that during Elvis week in the summers, we offer modest and fun tours of the building, formerly the Memphian Theatre (a favorite hang-out of Elvis'). If you or a group is interested, contact Courtney Oliver at It’s a fabulous building and wonderful landmark for Midtown Memphis!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Very nice I will have to drive over and check it out.

William Creswell
William Creswell on July 24, 2006 at 6:43 pm

If you want to see a really nice photo of the Memphian Theatre before it was Playhouse On the Square, look for an album by Joe Walsh called “Got Any Gum?”. It dates from 1987 but the front cover is a very nice shot of the theatre when it was still the Memphian.
(Just Google the info and you should easily find a pic.)

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on October 16, 2005 at 12:58 am

Here are a couple of recent photos of the Playhouse on the Square/Memphian Theater in Memphis.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on August 12, 2005 at 1:14 pm

The Playhouse management can’t be complemented highly enough for the extraordinary adaptation of the old Memphian. The seating capacity was reduced by half or more. The original stage was big enough only to hold the speaker cabinet. The lobby barely held a popcorn popper. Both lobby and stage were enlarged, the seats re-aligned, offices and dressing rooms inserted. The result is a wonderfully intimate and charming live stage theatre with the street presence of a 1930’s neighborhood cinema. The interior looks better now than it ever did. Likewise the talent, on stage and behind the scenes, is as good as any New York theatre’s. I have seen many shows at Playhouse On The Square and NEVER been disappointed in a performance. This has been a total success story – both for saving the old Memphian and creating a space for the finest in live theatre.

Backseater
Backseater on September 21, 2004 at 7:58 pm

I went to the Memphian many times while attending Southwestern at Memphis in the 1960s. Used to walk across Overton Park and then back to campus in the middle of the night. It was still the Memphian into the late-1970s.

William
William on December 5, 2003 at 2:46 pm

When the Memphian Theatre was a movie theatre it seated 867 people.