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Idlewild Theatre

2011 Photo from the Vincent Astor collection.
1819 Madison Ave
Memphis TN

Record #29043  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Banquet Hall
Capacity: 879 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Capri Art, Front Street

Information for this tour was contributed by Vincent Astor.

The Idlewild building has operated under many names. The two cinema names were the Idlewild and Capri Art (adult); the Front Street Theatre was legitimate but did have an occasional film. It has been several concert venues, was once divided into retail space, was once a gay disco and is now a banquet center called The Vine. The balcony level remains but only a fraction of original decor off the old lobby area.

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March 2015 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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July 2011 photos from the Vincent Astor collection.

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Photos from the Jack Coursey collection.

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Last featured 4/5/2008. Last edited 8/14/2011.

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