Full Moon Cineplex

3445 Lebanon Pike,
Hermitage, TN 37076

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Previously operated by: Litchfield Theatres, Regal Cinemas

Functions: Movies

Previous Names: Courtyard Cinema

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Full Moon Cineplex

The Courtyard Cinema was originally part of the Litchfield Theatres Ltd. circuit and opened November 18, 1988. It was later acquired by Regal. It was closed in 2001.

It reopened on September 23, 2016, operating with two screens as the Full Moon Cineplex, screening horror movies on Friday’s & Saturdays.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

GMNash on April 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Mike, I know UA picked up some of Litchfield’s screens in the Carolinas, and perhaps the Atlanta area and Florida. UA has never operated in the Nashville/Middle Tennesse area. There were three locations that Litchfield built, starting with Courtyard in 1988. Indian Lake 10 in Hendersonville TN, and Stones River 10 in Murfreesboro TN were the next locations. I’m unsure if Regal took Stones River or not, but they did take Courtyard and Indian Lake… their entry into the market.

GMNash on April 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Had a meeting out in Hermitage this week, so decided to drive by this theatre I helped open. Still sitting there. Wish I had the funds to whip this place back into shape, retrofit. Eight screens, and the closest theatre is 20-30 minutes away. People would come. There definitely needs to be some maintenance to the exterior. I’m sure the projection equipment were removed, who knows?

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

Thanks GMNash,I was by there yesterday,looks pretty funky.

TLSLOEWS on June 18, 2011 at 5:45 am

The theatre is still sitting empty with 8 blank poster cases.

rivest266 on February 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

November 18th, 1988 grand opening ad in photo section.

David_Schneider on May 13, 2018 at 11:38 am

Looks like this location reopened as Full Moon Cineplex on September 23, 2016 according to their “Us” page, screening horror and cult classics while serving food and beverage.

Apparently only one or two of the eight auditoriums are now used for screening films while some of the others are occupied by Lone Wolf Tattoo parlor and seasonally by a haunted house attraction called Slaughterhouse.

davidcoppock on May 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

Does it only open when there is a full moon?

robboehm on February 14, 2021 at 5:57 pm

According to their website, the Courtyard closed in 2001 and remained empty until 2014 when it was purchased by Ben and Stacy Dixon and Full Moon, Inc.. After extensive renovations it reopened as the Full Moon on September 23, 2016 with six of the theaters serving as Slaughterhouse, Nashville’s longest running seasonal haunted attraction. A seventh auditorium is now The Lone Wolf tattoo parlor. The remaining auditorium has half regular theatre seats and half dinner tables and booths. Currently, movies are only shown on Fridays and Saturdays.

robboehm on February 15, 2021 at 8:02 am

David, maybe it should be an adult venue with a name like that.

But, seriously, uploaded a picture with signage as the Courtyard. Since The Lone Wolf banner is also on the building this was presumably taken after the Full Moon became operational since their site said the tattoo parlor only opened after they had.

zpb52 on July 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

I worked at Courtyard for a few months in 2000 before I was transferred to the brand new Opry Mills 20. I got to work in the projection booth. I’m glad I got to experience that in my lifetime. I learned so much about how movies worked before they went digital.

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