Green Hills Theatre

4005 Hillsboro Pike,
Nashville, TN 37215

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mpotts
mpotts on December 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Two high school friends and I saw “My Fair Lady” at the Green Hills. I attended a number of movies there during high school/college days. Another grand old neighborhood theatre now long gone.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Thanks for taking the time to post them Nick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2011 at 2:01 am

NICK DO YOU KNOW what you are asking for,friend?LOL.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on April 26, 2011 at 6:10 am

Tlsloews and Mike: The photos sure look nice. Thanks for sharing them with CT fans. Send me any others you have including ads and I’ll get them up.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

I am so glad Nick was able to get these on so quick.If you have more I know he wouldn’t mind.hope you like the Loews Ads I sent.Should have sent them to Nick to put on,

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

You are right about Classy Mike,Green Hills was an upscale part of town in those days.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 3:12 am

What classy theatre something you will never see again,thank you Tis and Nick for getting it on,I hope you have more Tis.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Thanks Nick and Mike for posting this photo.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on April 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

Nice photo of entrance & marquee. Opening night of MY FAIR LADY in 1964. The film runs for nearly a full year. Photo provided by tlsloews.
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 12:52 am

Thanks TLsloews for an interesting story.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Correction the opening date should be 1951 not 1961.Also Martin theatres took over the theatre from Crescent Amusement Co.in 1965.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

According to the Nashville Retrospect,the Green Hills theatre opened on July 19th.1961 by the Crescent Amusement Company.Addimission was 40 cents for Adults and 16 cents for children.The First Manager was Harvey Nokes formerly of the Belmont Theatre.The first ushers had to were their own suits and got paid a whopping 32 cents an hour and a complimentry flashlight.The theatre had a party room that when not in use became a hang out for theatre employees and their girlfriends or boyfriends.On time usher remembers putting Victor Mature,s name on the marquee as Victor Manure causing the management some embarrassment.The last Saturday Matinee was held Sept 5,1959 while showing OLD YELLER three local teenagers set of cherry-bombs as the movie was ending causing panic in the theatre.When Harvey Nokes left as manager in 1966 he was replaced by Richard Cornwell.The Green Hills Theatre closed on June 22, 1978/No Celebration or explanation just a sign that said CLOSED.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

Graces Wine and Spirts is located at this address now.

raysson
raysson on June 22, 2010 at 12:42 am

Steven Spielburg’s 1975 hit JAWS played at the Green Hills Theatre during its official run enagement on June 20, 1975.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Went to this theatre a few times when I was a kid do not remember much about it,too bad there are no photos,this was in the Upscale part of town.

bauhaus
bauhaus on February 9, 2008 at 9:20 am

You saw “My Fair Lady,” MP, at Green Hills. TSOM played at the Belle Meade for something like two years exclusively. The marquee was a bronze plaque that read the TSOM.

Couldn’t believe that the movie did that kind of business for so long.

mp5239
mp5239 on July 24, 2007 at 3:29 am

The Green Hills was a fine movie house. Friends and I went there many times during high school/college days. I either saw “My Fair Lady” or “The Sound of Music” there..don’t recall which.

bauhaus
bauhaus on April 22, 2007 at 8:44 am

The Green Hills was the nicest of Nashville’s suburban houses – nice enough that films actually opened there. Most of the suburban houses were second-run and would get films only after they’d played downtown. Green Hills was an affluent area – probably one of the reasons it was a cut above. Had a sound-proof crying room for babies or people (I suppose) with a big glass window so one could still watch the film. Saw The Great Race there.

HornerJack
HornerJack on November 10, 2005 at 4:44 am

Actually, the Green Hills Theater sat where Grace’s Plaza now is. Wild Oats Market is where the old Green Hills Market once was.

Danny Proctor
Danny Proctor on October 26, 2005 at 8:00 am

The Green Hills was located about where Wild Oats market now sits on Hillsboro Road.

teecee
teecee on September 27, 2005 at 5:53 pm

but the gallery is located in Nashville.

teecee
teecee on September 27, 2005 at 5:52 pm

Note – City & state not listed on this photo:

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