Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
121 W. Main Street,
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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre (Official)
Functions: Live Theatre
Previous Names: Blue Mouse Theatre, Jackson Theatre
Built in the 1800’s as a furniture business. The Blue Mouse Theatre was opened as a movie theatre in the 1920’s and had 200-seats. It closed around 1929 as a silent movie theatre. It was converted into Debyns-Taylor hardware store.
Movies returned to the building when the 400-seat Jackson Theatre opened on August 30, 1945 with Marjorie Reynolds in “Three is a Family”. It was still open in 1957. In the 1960’s it was closed and converted into retail and office space.
In 2015 it was converted into the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. In late-2019 it was totally gutted internally the create a new space for the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Renovation work continues in 2023.
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