Moviegoers will travel back in time and see these classics, as they should be: in a historic theater originally built as a movie palace surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold drink. Come experience some of your favorite classics on the big screen! Prior to each screening, hear the Mighty Wurlitzer organ fill the auditorium with magnificent music.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH SHADOW CAST PERFORMANCE
Saturday, October 20 at 11pm
While driving home during a rain filled night straight-laced, newly-engaged lovebirds Brad and Janet, by chance, end up at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage to find that he's having a party. This is no ordinary party and no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the Dr's latest creation: Rocky; A man-made Adonis that will give...absolute pleasure. This is an exceedingly grand visual and musical camp satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Projected along with a musical soundtrack to give "audience participation" a new meaning.
90TH ANNIVERSARY SILENT FILM SCREENING: BUSTER KEATON IN THE CAMERAMAN
Sunday, November 4 at 3pm
Enjoy a silent film accompanied by House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Mighty Wurlitzer. In this silent classic, photographer Buster (Buster Keaton) meets Sally (Marceline Day), who works as a secretary for the newsreel department at MGM, and falls hard. Trying to win her attention, Buster abandons photography in order to become a news cameraman. In spite of his early failures with a motion camera, Sally takes to him as well. However, veteran cameraman Stagg (Harold Goodwin) also fancies Sally, meaning Buster will need to learn how to film quickly before he loses his job.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union (Free Screening)
Sunday, December 16 at 2pm and 6pm
Join us for a classic holiday film screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Released in 1946 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey, a compassionate but debt-ridden manager of a bank in typical small-town America, and the angel that helps him realize his importance in the world. This free event, made possible by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and experience the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. General admission seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited. Doors will open one hour prior to the showing. For information on parking (city owned garages are free on weekends), visit parkdowntownknoxville.com.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Saturday, December 22 at 8pm
As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Sunday, December 23 at 3pm
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump," "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.