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Behind the Vest

By Tennessee Theatre

Hulinda Henderson has been coming to the Tennessee since she was a little girl and has been an usher since its grand re-opening in 2005. Hulinda shares why being a part of the Tennessee Theatre family means so much to her. [Click here to watch the video.]

Behind the Curtain

By Tennessee Theatre

Tim Burns has served as Technical Director since October 18, 1979. His history with the theatre began in childhood and his knowledge of and love for the Theatre is unmatched. Get a look into Tim's world, behind the curtain! [Click here to watch the video.]

Behind the Beauty

By Tennessee Theatre

Robin Surber, the Tennessee Theatre's resident restoration artist, is the lady who keeps the Tennessee Theatre looking fresh and regal long after it's full restoration. Get an inside look at what it takes to keep the Tennessee looking spectacular. [Click here to watch the video.]


Celebrating 90 Years at the Tennessee Theatre

By Tonja Burk

It was the end of the Roaring 20's, a happy, progressive decade, still more than a year from the stock market crash that would usher in the Great Depression. On this night, there was excitement and gaiety on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. [Click here to read more.]


Behind the Scenes: Tennessee Theatre

By Ryan O'Donnell

Beauty is all around you at the Tennessee Theatre.  [Click here to read more and watch the video.]


Tennessee Theatre sign lights up downtown Knoxville once again

By Travis Dorman

Hundreds of people gathered on a closed block of Gay Street on Wednesday night to witness the iconic Tennessee Theatre sign light up once again. [Click here to read more.]


Movie Day Introduces Children to Tennessee Theatre

By MJ Slaby

Tuesday was the second annual Youth Arts Alliance Kids' Movie Day at the historic theater. The alliance, a fund managed by the theater, organizes events to promote the theater to young audiences. [Click here to read more.]

Plenty of California Dreamin' at Tennessee Fundraiser

By Megan Venable

Supporters of the Tennessee Theatre enjoyed a California beach-themed reception and concert headlined by the iconic band, The Beach Boys, at the annual Stars on Stage fundraiser recently. [Click here to read more.]


Ten Must-See Southern Music Venues

By Matt Hendrickson

If the Ryman is like going to church, then Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre is a trip to heaven. [Click here to read more.]


Crews prepare for 'The Sound of Music' Broadway show at the Tennessee Theatre

By Kayla Strayer

The Broadway production of “The Sound of Music” premieres at the Tennessee Theatre Tuesday night. People are working behind the scenes to get the stage ready for showtime. The crew only has about 16 hours to prepare. [Click here to read more.]


Tennessee Theatre executive director nominated to national board

By Knoxville Daily Sun

Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock has been appointed to the board of directors of the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) at its annual conference in Nashville. [Click here to read more.]


Rare 1927 film to screen at the Tennessee Theatre

By Marco Villarreal

The Tennessee Theatre is offering a chance to step back in time with a showing of the 1927 Paramount silent film, “Stark Love,” accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. [Click here to read more.]

Hundreds of area children participate in ‘Movie Day' at Tennessee Theatre

By Cortney Roark, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of area children participate in ‘Movie Day' at Tennessee Theatre. [Click here to read more.]


Free movie day for hundreds of kids at the Tennessee Theatre

By Kayla Strayer

Hundreds of kids from East Tennessee experienced a free day at the Tennessee Theatre Tuesday.

The first Youth Arts Alliance Kids Movie Day brought about 800 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program to the historic building in downtown Knoxville. . . [Click here to read more.]


In The Tennessee Theatre journalist Jack Neely celebrates Knoxville's landmark movie palace

By Tristan Charles, Chapter 16

Downtown Knoxville is in some respects a brick-and-mortar representation of temporal dissonance. It’s possible to open the doors of a building whose façade has shadowed Gay Street for a hundred years and discover a new hookah lounge, a French bakery, or an old-fashioned country store in existence for less than a decade. These recreated spaces are not what set American cities apart from one another, as they all float atop the same roiling cultural waters. No, what really matters to a city’s identity are the places that maintain a singular character over decades of change and still find a way to coexist with their contemporary neighbors. In Knoxville, as journalist Jack Neely points out in The Tennessee Theatre, that distinctiveness is created by its surviving movie palace.

In this detailed and exquisitely presented history . . . [Click here to read more.]

HomeGrown: The Tennessee Theatre

By Beth Haynes, WBIR

The Tennessee Theatre is the state theater and a unique symbol of Knoxville. It's hard to believe the entertainment palace is almost 90 years old. Thanks to a 28 million dollar restoration 10 years ago, the theater is just as beautiful as it when it first opened in 1928.

From box office gold to music royalty . . . [Click here to read more.]

Tennessee Theatre marks 10 years since reopening

By John Shearer, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of people filed through the doors of the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville on Wednesday night as they have countless times before, but this time the featured entertainment and star attraction was simply the theater.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the historic Gay Street venue following its $28 million renovation and restoration . . . [Click here to read more.]

Tennessee Theatre celebrates history

By Marina Waters, The Daily Beacon

If the walls of the Tennessee Theatre could talk, they would retell memories made at the historic site — enough entertainment to fill every velvet seat.

And Wednesday night, the Tennessee Theatre will host its 10th grand re-opening anniversary celebration to honor those memories as well as the renovations . . . [Click here to read more.]




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