The Tennessee Theatre

Once upon a time, in the glorious era before downloads and strip mall multiplexes, going to see a movie was a really memorable experience. Filmmakers and exhibitors built huge theatres near mythical places in which to show their own mythical creations. Most of these ‘movie palaces’ have disappeared, victims of changing times and tastes. Only a few remain, and one of the grandest is still flourishing in Tennessee. Tennessee Crossroads visited our Official State Theatre, The Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN.


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Once upon a time...in the glorious era before downloads and strip mall multiplexes, going to see a movie was a really memorable experience. Filmmakers and exhibitors built huge theatres...near mythical places...in which to show their own mythical creations. Most of these 'movie palaces' have disappeared, victims of changing times and tastes. Only a few remain, and one of the grandest is still flourishing in Tennessee. Rob Wilds recently visited our Official State Theatre, The Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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