Henn Theater

38 Tennessee Street,
Murphy, NC 28908

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EcRocker on March 4, 2016 at 7:06 pm

As of March 2016 the Henn is under new ownership. The plans are in the works to get it up to date with digital projection. The former owners didn’t have the $50,000 to do so and in mid December they were hoping to get a film copy of Star Wars 7 but Disney backed out. The new owner intend to restore the theatre and also change the name. I wish them the best and like to talk with the new owners to see if they would want to book live shows. Murphy is pretty much a dead town and need some nightlife other than the new casino 4 miles up the road.

rivest266 on November 30, 2013 at 11:34 am

Still open, but their website is not right.

billgrove on March 16, 2009 at 9:19 am

Yes, unfortunately it’s true. Some kids got into my fan house on top of the building and either intentionally or negligently set the fire, which burned a hole through the floor, dropped to the stage, and ignited the stage. It burned most of the stage, the screen, the curtains around the screen and some of the speakers. The smoke did the most damage. We are having to pull out all of the curtains, the carpets, the ceilings and much of the other things in the theater. We are trying to clean the seats. Luckily, I did have insurance, so they are working to get it repaired as quickly as possible.


kencmcintyre on October 3, 2008 at 10:59 pm

If it was being restored in October 2005, wouldn’t the work be done by now?

billgrove on October 31, 2005 at 3:04 pm

Well thanks, Russ! I have already added new seats, new screen, new air conditioning, new carpet and expanded the concession area! I’m having a lot of fun with it. Hope to see you down there!


Watcher77 on October 31, 2005 at 10:38 am

Bill, you bought the Henn Theater? Just when you think you’ve seen it all….

I can remember when the Henn was showing new features. That has been SO long. If anyone can get that place back in working order, it’s you. Best of luck!

  • Russ
billgrove on August 23, 2005 at 6:30 pm

The correct address is 38 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906. We went through an e-911 readdessing a number of years ago, and many places still show the old address. I’ll check into the address in the yellow pages.


billgrove on March 10, 2005 at 5:30 am

I’m the new owner of the Henn. I have been a friend of the family for about 25 years. I am attempting to restore it, but it will take some time. The neon was taken out about 10 years ago, but the power supplies are still in place, and I would like to restore it as well. Anyway, I will try and get some pics to upload to the site for you.

Bill Grove

RickB on September 13, 2004 at 7:50 am

Boy, the stuff you could do with a theater called the Henn. Serve chicken nuggets at the concessions…ROOSTERS and CHICKS signs on the restroom doors…Foghorn Leghorn cartoon marathons…midnight showings of “The Egg and I”…