Palace Theatre

112-114 E. Main Street,
Newbern, TN 38059

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Previous Names: Dixie Theatre

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Palace Theatre, Newbern Tennessee

The 250-seat Dixie Theatre was opened by 1914. In 1931 it was renamed Palace Theatre. It was part of the Ruffin Amusement Company circuit. On January 2, 1939 it was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt with 391-seats. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

This item is from the January 15, 1939 issue of Boxoffice:

“W. F. Ruffin will rebuild his Palace Theatre at Newbern that was destroyed by fire January 2. The house was owned and operated by the Ruffin Amusement Co., Covington. ”

DavidZornig on August 1, 2020 at 5:23 pm

Address is 112-114 E. Main Street and still standing. Street view confirms buildings are the same. Ray’s Liquors is the current tenant. 1940’s photo added credit West Tennessee County History.

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