New Grand Theatre

336 Beale Street,
Memphis, TN 38103

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Previous Names: Metropolitan Theatre, Venus Theatre

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Metropolitan Theatre (on right, no sign)

Built around 1912 the Metropolitan Theatre operated until 1918, when it was renamed Venus Theatre. The Venus Theatre was closed in 1924.

It was reopened as the New Grand Theatre in 1927, and operated until 1939. It was one of four significant theatres in the Beale Street area. The Daisy Theatre still stands on the south side of Beale Street and the other three face it approximately on the north side of the same block. The pair of theatres seen in a vintage photograph shuffled names several times with the larger theatre finally being known as the Grand Theatre. The arched top of the smaller theatre’s fa├žade is identical to the Daisy Theatre across the street.

Contributed by Vincent Astor

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vastor on October 31, 2012 at 6:27 am

This image was used on the cover of an edition of Memphis Blues by W. C. Handy which commemorated the dedication of Handy Park on Beale in 1931.

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