Cedar Bluff Theatre

9137 Cross Park Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37923

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Previously operated by: ABC Southeastern Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Plitt Theatres

Previous Names: Cedar Bluff Twin

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Cedar Bluff Theatre

Opened December 21, 1976. Happened across a listing for this theatre while perusing through a 1978 Knoxville city directory. It was closed April 15, 1988

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Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 6:03 am

I can recall seeing “The Empire Strikes Back” here.

@Mike, you’re right, Knoxville is a big college town and so most of our theater employees only stay a few years.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

You know you’re right,I even worked as Assistant Mgr at GCC Georgia Sq.in Athens.All we had were UGA students,Never realize it until I read what you wrote.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Anyone that worked here,Please check out REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRES,it is for PLitt Theatre Employees.

nimrod on January 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I saw Smokey and the Bandit and Corvette Summer, as well as many other “classics” there in the late 70’s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I bet “SMOKEY” played all Summer long there.

cgl102770 on May 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I worked at that theater in the late 80’s. It was my first job, and I have very fond memories of it. The theater was rarely crowded, except on the weekends, and there wasn’t much to do except flirt with the cute concession stand girls. I remember Ronnie McHone and his assistant manager David Fry, nice guys who went to work at the 6 plex a few miles down the road. I could go on and on about about that theater, what a great place for a first job.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

cgl102770 , yep we all had cute candy girls,,,go on with more stuff Guy, bet I did the same thing, our twin in AUGUSTA was like CEDAR BLUFF…..plitt abc theatres..

tntim on June 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

This theatre was opened on December 21, 1976 by ABC Southeastern Theatres. It had two auditoriums each seating 375. The first movies were “Nickelodeon” and “Great American Adventure”.

Ownership changed to Plitt, to Cineplex Odeon, and then to Carmike. After Carmike build the Commons Six Theatre less than half a mile away, they closed the Cedar Bluff Theatre on April 15, 1988.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

we opened with nickelodeon,,,what a bomb..

Fotomac on February 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

This was the first theatre in Knoxville to show Star Wars, then it moved to the Capri 70 for 13 weeks. The 1978 re-release then came to Knoxville’s Cinema 6.

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