Martin Theatre

85 Ocoee Street,
Cleveland, TN 37311

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Princess Theater at night

The Princess theatre was opened on September 3, 1927. My mother who passed away in 2000 has told me stories about going to the Princess Theatre as a young girl in Cleveland, Tennessee. It became the Martin Theatre by 1971 and closed on October 14, 1972. It is now used for office space.

Contributed by Stephany Davis

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JackCoursey on November 16, 2005 at 3:15 pm

By chance were either the Princess or the Bohemia part of Craigmile Hall? Craigmile was at one time a live theatre and am curious to know if it ever was a cinema?

kencmcintyre on February 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Trouble in May 1958:

Manager Arrested

CLEVELAND, Tenn (UPI) – Calvin Harvey, manager of the Princess Theater, will go on trial May 26 on charges the movie “And God Created Women” shown at his theater was obscene. Police arrested Harvey Friday at the end of the film’s five-day run.

TinsleyBros on August 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I recently acquired the ledger book from 1954 that shows the accounting for all movies shown at the Princess Theater that year. Shows employees, income, expenses, how many pounds of popcorn sold…. etc. Neat find. Calvin Harvey was the owner.

AlanCo4 on July 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

This theatre stands today….houses the United Way offices directly behind the Cleveland Summit.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2020 at 1:42 am

Robert L. George and Mitchell T. Kinder’s book Cleveland says that the Princess Theatre opened on September 3, 1927. The Martin closed on October 14, 1972.

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