The famous Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors in 1928. The very first patrons stepped inside and paid only 40 cents to see their favorite stars on the big screens. It was even one of the first public places in Knoxville to have air-conditioning! Today's Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: classical music, vintage films, dance, Broadway, and stellar performances by beloved musicians.
The movie palace underwent $25 million worth of renovations thanks to public and private donations. It's since been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and honored as the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. The Theatre is also the site of special events; wedding receptions, private parties, corporate meetings, and other functions are enhanced by its magnificent interior. Under the guidance and oversight of the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, the Tennessee is managed and operated by A.C. Entertainment.
Address: 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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