214 W. College Street,
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Firms: Marr & Holman
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: New Princess Theatre.
The Princess Theatre was the crown jewel of the Murfreesboro Public Square. It was built in 1936, opening on December 10, 1936 as the New Princess Theatre. It replaced an earlier 500-seat Princess Theatre at another location on the Public Square at N. Church Street. The opening movie was Johnny Weissmuller in “Tarzan Escapes”. The Princess Theatre was remodeled in 1945 to the plans of architectural firm Marr & Holman. It was operated by Martin Theatres and later by Crescent Amusement Co. It was closed February 2, 1972. A branch of Calvary Bank was built on the site.
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