Thursday, January 13, 2005

Landmark Tennessee movie palace to reopen this weekend

Knoxville's grand old movie palace, the Tennessee Theatre - designated the state's official theater in 1999 and a registered national landmark - is reopening Saturday after a nearly $25 million restoration.

James A. Dick bought the theater in 1981 to save it from demolition. He kept it going until he donated it to the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation in 1986.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local Knoxville station showed this last night. It is really gorgeous. I'd been in the building right before it closed to the public in the late 1990s. It is incredible what $25 million will do! All sorts of dignitaries including the governor and Congressmen were on hand for the event. I can't wait to attend some of the events there, but Alison Kraus is already sold out. I'll have to wait for a later event.

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