Rustic Theatre

208 W. Main Street,
Parsons, TN 38363

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Rustic

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Rustic Theatre

The Rustic Theatre was opened in 1937 by Hobart Goff. The theater closed in 1958 and was converted into a supermarket.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

As the name suggests, the style of the Rustic Theatre was Rustic. In fact, it was built with logs. A photo of the house appeared in the November 11, 1939, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. Owner R.H. Goff claimed that the bark on the building’s log walls contributed to the quality of the sound in the auditorium. Boxoffice said the house had 480 seats.

anngo on March 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I am G.H. Goff’s grand-daughter and would very much like to get a copy of the boxoffice magazine or get a copy of the picture and article that was in that issue. If anyone can help me , I would really appreciate it. Please e-mail me at

Thank you,


kencmcintyre on March 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Here is the page that Joe was referring to:

TLSLOEWS on March 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Thanks ken mc,very rustic indeed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Got here too late sadly its gone.

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