Belle Meade Theatre
4301 Harding Pike,
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Firms: Marr & Holman
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Mar 31, 2013 — "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
- Apr 6, 2007 — Belle Meade Theatre auditorium demolished
The Belle Meade Theatre opened in May 1, 1940 seating over 1,100. It was operated by Crescent Amusement Co. Seating was later reduced to 800. Martin Theatres took over operations of the theatre in 1961 followed by Carmike Cinemas in 1985. The Belle Meade Theatre closed in February of 1991. The building was later gutted and converted to a book store.
In 2006-7, the auditorium portion of the former theatre was razed. The lobby, facade and marquee will be reused in the development replacing the theatre, a mixed-use retail/residential complex called the Belle Meade Town Center.
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