Ruffin Theater

113 W. Pleasant Avenue,
Covington, TN 38019

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vastor on April 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm

New photos, many of the interior, were posted April of 2013.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Great looking theatre.

TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Another Ruffin Theatre the Varsity/Martin in Martin Tennesse had just been listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

shoeshoe14 on February 15, 2007 at 6:46 pm

According to the website, it was originally known as The Palace.

dustmac on May 15, 2005 at 6:12 pm

Hi, Dustin McDaniel again. I wanted to invite everyone to Steel Magnolias from June 16-June 18th at 7:00 Pm and on June 19th at 2:00 Pm. Tickets are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. For more information give us a call at 901-476-3439. The Ruffin is a great place to see a show and I hope some of you will make the drive.

Coming attractions include:
Miss Minerva
The Haunted Theater
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
and The Homecoming

dustmac on April 14, 2005 at 9:15 am

Hey everyone. My name is Dustin McDaniel and I serve on the Tipton Arts Council. Some of the information on this site needs updating. Our seating is currently 614 and we run several plays a year. We have a relatively new website up at You can also give us a call at (901)476-3439

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on March 30, 2005 at 11:08 am

The Ruffin Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It is listed as building #92000248.
The architectural firm was Speight & Hibbs. The theatre was named for William F. Ruffin.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on October 28, 2004 at 2:50 pm

The Ruffin is a real delight. The interior has been lovingly described as “Cardboard Deco:” elegant, urban, sophisticated Art Deco transplanted to a tiny West Tennessee cotton town theatre.

Sitting on one side of the town square, the Ruffin, and its dedicated and talented management, has kept life in “downtown” Covington when many other towns have withered and died.

The Ruffin is worth a detour to see if you’re ever in Memphis.