Luez Theatre

219 N. Main Street,
Bolivar, TN 38003

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 731.658.6005

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Luez Theater, Bolivar TN - June 1996

It’s really refreshing to be in a state chocked full of beautiful landscapes and functional town centers with little or no sign of stock chain stores or coffee shops. Bolivar’s Luez Theatre is a jewel, stylish, comfortable and with just enough state of the art technology to make any film reeling from its projector an event.

This is the second generation Luez Theatre, having moved from its original 1936 site on Market Street to its current location in 1948. You can get a view of its exterior and more detailed information via the Luez website.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

teecee on May 9, 2005 at 1:59 pm

Jack – did you submit the website link? I can’t find it online.
Is this a spanish language theater? I find it referenced as Theatre Luez in a lot of Spanish yellow pages. Also, the town name suggests that it is located in a latino community or has some connection with South America.

JackCoursey on May 22, 2005 at 10:26 pm

The website is (you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page for information on the theatre. To the best of my knowledge the theatre primarly shows english films without subtitles.

kencmcintyre on October 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

Here is a January 2006 article that discusses the theater in the 1950s:

kpdennis on April 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

The Luez has not altered much over the years…here it is in 1996:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

Both the first and second Luez theaters were originally owned and operated by Louise Mask. A January 18, 1941, Boxoffice item gives the origin of the theater’s unusual name. Ms. Mask wanted a name with only four letters, and when building the first theater held a naming contest for it. The name Luez, a phonic contraction the name Louise, was the winning submission. I’ve found Louise Mask mentioned in Boxoffice as operator of the Luez as late as 1967.

dreametive on December 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm

The theater just reopened after a major renovation. Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Responding to teecee’s post, the town renamed itself after Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of Latin America, in 1825. It’s a rural town and county in West Tennessee.

DavidZornig on September 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Official Facebook page for the Luez Theatre.

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