Loew's Crescent Theatre

415 Church Street,
Nashville, TN 37219

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Loew's Crescent Theatre

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Opened in 1919 as the Princess Theatre at 611 Church Street, when the seating capacity was 1,602. It was forced to move when Cain-Sloan took over the property.

The theatre moved to 415 Church Street in 1949. Crescent Theatres upgraded and remodeled it in 1959 and it had a seating capacity of 830. At this time the theatre got a 45 foot screen and six track stereo sound and a new name, it became the Crescent Theatre.

When the Loew’s Vendome burned down in 1967 the Loew’s took over the Crescent giving it another new name, the Loew’s Crescent. Loew’s closed the Crescent in 1982. The theatre was torn down in 1994 and replaced by a parking lot.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 140 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I have heard so many Theatre stories like this be it “THE EXORCIST” or “JAWS” but never witnessed it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Good News,Other theatre stuff you have on is great.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Have you thought of getting on the Nashville Newspaper Archieve just to look at the old ads.I spent two days doing it,Had I had a printer I would have run out of paper,I enjoy writing lists of the Features and putting them on CT.

TLSLOEWS on July 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

There a several photos of this theatre posted on this page I wonder how one of them could be posted at the top of the page,with the story of the theatre?

TLSLOEWS on August 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

Jack Coursey has posted 2 photos of this theatre on Cinema Treasures,but they are posted on the wrong Crescent Theatre page.

TLSLOEWS on August 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Thanks to whoever put the photo on this correct page.

TLSLOEWS on October 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Just read on Historic Nashville that the Princess reopened as the Crescent Cinerama on Christmas Day 1959 with a new 45 foot screen.

CSWalczak on October 31, 2012 at 11:37 pm

This webpage has some details about Cinerama exhibition at the Loew’s Crescent.

TLSLOEWS on November 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for the link CSWalczac.

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