New Daisy Theatre

330 Beale Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

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dallasmovietheaters on January 7, 2023 at 4:20 am

Opened in 1941 but closed since December of 2018, the New Daisy was unable to celebrate its 80th birthday. But it was taken over by the Downtown Memphis Commission in 2022 and reopened with live event programming in January of 2023.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 14, 2021 at 1:29 am

This item from the January 4, 1941 issue of Showmen’s Trade Review must be about the New Daisy project, despite the slight address discrepancy:

“Memphis, Tenn.— The city has authorized the first steps toward construction of what will be Memphis' largest negro theatre, a $75,000 structure to be built at 332 Beale St. Replacing an old theatre on that site, the Grand, it will contain 1,100 seats in main floor and balcony. Work of demolishing the present structure has started, and the new theatre is expected to be completed March 15. Owners of the project are Zerilla & Maceri, Memphis theatre firm.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

1977 sees the New Daisy showing “THE FOUR OF US”, “THE ROGUE” and “THE RUNAWAYS” Rated R.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 8, 2005 at 10:11 am

Last time I was in the New Daisy was about 1990. There were no seats, the interior was painted completely black. There were plenty of “disco lights” and beer signs as the only interior decor. An opening had been cut between the auditorium the adjacent store front to the west. It was, in every sense of the words, a mosh-pit and I do mean pit. However, it was busy every weekend and plenty of emerging bands played there.

JackCoursey on October 16, 2005 at 4:03 am

Here are a couple of recent photos of the New Daisy Theater in Memphis.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 16, 2005 at 12:15 am

It seems like the New Daisy Theatre opened around 1942. It’s not listed in the 1941 Film Daily Yearbook, but is listed in the 1943 edition.