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Belle Meade Theatre

2003 Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
4301 Harding Rd
Nashville TN

Record #12523  
 Opened: May 1, 1940
 Closed: February 28, 1991
 Current Use:
Capacity: 1004 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Crescent Cinerama, Belle Meade Cinerama
 Previously operated by: Crescent Amusements, Martin Theatres, Carmike Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

The interior photos recently added to CinemaTour were a little alarming, as the captions mentioned impending demolition but no details. A scan of Nashville's online newspaper archive reveals that Barnes and Noble is discontinuing its Bookstar stores (a shame, since some of them were great examples of adaptive reuse of theatres) and suggests that the exterior of the theatre-cum-bookseller, including its elaborate lighting and marquee, will be restored as the strip center around it is renovated. The Belle Meade's Wall of Fame photo collection is reportedly being moved to a local museum. If anyone has an update, we'd like to hear it!

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November 2003 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Photos from the Jack Coursey collection.

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Photos from the Rogers and Perry Architects collection.

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Last featured 6/26/2005. Last edited 11/20/2022.

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