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My first year of teaching in Cobb County(elementary school in Smyrna) the whole school went to the Miracle and saw “Song of the South.”
I remember this theater well. Both sets of my grandparents lived in Franklin(father was raised there). My paternal grandparents lived only 2-½ blocks from the theatre, so my sister & I attended lots of movies when visiting them. For many years the concession stand had a window which opened onto Main St. Passersby could get popcorn, Cokes, etc. without actually attending the movie.
My father is part of a group which graduated Franklin High in the 40s. Every year they have a reunion..they had it at this theatre in 2011.
I got a private tour(courtesy of friend) of the theatre just before its reopening. Good to see that it’s been restored and in use again.
A Nashville landmark! My parents took me here to see “Snow White” when I was very young. In later years high school friends and I attended a number of movies here during the summers.
Went to many movies here..remember the place well!
I remember when Loew’s burned. Even though it’s been a long time ago I can’t forget the marquee proclaiming “The Dirty Dozen..Hottest Picture in Town.”
Two high school friends and I saw “My Fair Lady” at the Green Hills. I attended a number of movies there during high school/college days. Another grand old neighborhood theatre now long gone.
This is where Pat Boone got launched on his singing career. I recall reading in one of his books that he sang for milkshakes at the Belle Meade when he was younger!
I saw many movies at this theatre. It was at N end of the Melrose Shopping Center; bowling alley at the S end. In later years there was an ice cream shop either next to or just couple doors down from the theatre.
Frank Bobo, who played the “Mighty Wurlitzer” at the Paramount, was also a staff musician at WSIX Radio where my mother worked. He played for my parents' wedding in 1947. I remember seeing the Paramount console, but never heard the organ. This would’ve been sometime in the 50s; console was still in the orchestra pit. Unfortunately the organ was removed by a person who scattered it abroad instead of saving it or selling it to someone who would preserve it.
The Kimball organ was moved to 1st Lutheran Church on 8th Avenue in the late 40s. It was removed when church bought a new organ in early 60s. I have no idea what became of it.