Cherokee Theatre

542 Parkway,
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Cherokee Theatre

The Cherokee Theatre was opened on May 15, 1950 by Newport Amusements Inc. The theater seated 1,050 including the balcony which seated 214.

The theatre closed in September 1962 and was remodeled to become the Gatlinburg Wax Museum which opened in the spring of 1963. The wax museum closed in the 1990’s

Currently the old theatre building houses Cooter’s Place which is an amusement center with indoor go-carts.

Contributed by Tim Burns

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tntim
tntim on June 22, 2016 at 7:26 am

Billy Barnes who was the popular organist at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville played on opening night on the Hammond Organ. I am assuming that the organ (and Billy) were just loaners and not a permanent installation.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on June 26, 2016 at 2:21 am

Photo of the current building added to photos.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on August 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Possible Cherokee Theatre photo added, circa 1959. Identified as Gatlinburg on the AmeriCar The Beautiful FB page.

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