Center Theater

Center Theater, 1950

The Center Theater, located on Commerce Street, opened on January 26, 1948 with “MagicTown” starring James Stewart and Jane Wyman.

The theater was operated by Jimmy Pepper (president), Val Edwards (vice president), and John Wimberly (secretary and treasurer) of the Tennessee Amusement Company. The theater was home to the Buddy Club, organized in 1948. Meetings were held on Saturday mornings and had a membership of over 2,000 children.

The theater closed in 1955.


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