Melrose Theatre

2600 Franklin Road,
Nashville, TN 37204

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DavidZornig on April 24, 2017 at 9:32 am

12/1/66 & 12/21/66 photos added credit The Tennessean Newspaper.

rivest266 on March 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

July 1st, 1942 grand opening ad also in photo section.

rivest266 on February 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

December 25th, 1966 reopening ad as a Loew’s in photo section.

Danny Proctor
Danny Proctor on June 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

New restaurant is opening in the old theatre, after some restoration:

TLSLOEWS on May 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Rode by there today all the storefronts have been gutted out and work has began on building the apartments.Taked to a guy who was working there said all the seats have taken out at some time but the auditorium will be left as is because it is in his words historical.The lobby area is to be a food place and the apartments will be built behind the buiding.The pool hall in the basement will remain there as long as they want the management said.The street marquee has new signs says The Melrose.Took some photos and will post soon.

mpotts on December 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 13, 2011 at 9:10 am

I had chances to manage,but as much as I loved the Business I had Bills to pay,moving to Athens for several months was enough,sorta find out real quick there is no family there if problems arise with say, your car and living off 99 cent Kroger pizzas after work got real old soon.Even with bonuses for selling discount tickets,it still wasn’t enough,being an Electrican pays alot better.But I often thought I should have moved to Columbia,S.C. which is certainly no Dallas and worked a Columbia MAll GCC i would have ended up somewhere in our circuit or divison.They never gave up on me either, when they see two theatre guys like us come up through the ranks you know plans are already being made down the road.At least a good manager should spot it I would think.

TLSLOEWS on May 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Well both theatres did have the same D.V.I just did not want to move to Dallas.I did get promoted to Manager of this theatre about a year later.So they did not give up on me.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yeah, i don’t blame you even then the theatre business could be fickled,Move out there and end up moving back when you get a “pain the Butt D.M.”.

TLSLOEWS on May 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

No I had the chance to open the Loews Park Central a new quad in Dallas in 1977,but turned them down to stay in Nashville.That theatre is already gone also.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Thanks,I thought you worked in Texas too?

TLSLOEWS on May 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Loews Madison is listed as Madison Square Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Tisloews. give me names of all the theatres you worked, i would like to add them to my Favorites,i have Melrose and Crescent.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I sent Nick a ton of Theatre pictures for CT.He said he wanted them,he got them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

But you never walked in a theatre with six moviegoers and ask them to leave on the last show,even with movie passes in your hand.Chuck mentioned it was commom practice in other chains and other cities,Frankly.I had never heard of such a thing.and there were plenty of nights I thought about it,but never would have offered passes to come back another night.And what if they came back on a wednesday,another slow night at 9:30 pm.Oh well, you learn something new even when out of the business.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 5:45 am

Well Mike I do not know about other cities or chains but in Nashville we had to pay the operators there full time even if we did not have the last show or not and all the other employees got off early anyway and the Managers were on salary,so in other words there was not that much money lost except for the box office receipts.We did have a few snow nights that no one came to either shows in the suburb theatres.$0 receipts for the night.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I am Glad Russell backed me up at The BOYD THEATRE where all this talk started,Granted I never worked a 3700,the IMperial with 881 was the largest for me,but even those nights mid-week we might ten or less.I can picture my self calling Mr.Tinney my City Manager and tell him I am passing out rainchecks also with UNION operators would really wants to go through that heartache.I think they should show the last feature,or just have an 8pm showing.But if it was policy set from above then heck yeah I am doing it.It just wasn’t policy in the five theatres i worked in Augusta and Athens,Ga.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Tis, i know you watch this sight,Go to Lake Theatre and see if I was a Stupid Assistant Manager.Or Regency I,II and III.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

thanks for picture,looks like it could reopen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I will put them in the Mail to Nick and won’t even open the letter so I can surprized.I just hope he gets them on a bit quicker,He is a super Nice guy.His Email is on SUNDOWN DRIVE-In.Tampa.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Thats cool Mike,I am getting some photos together and will mail them to you in a few days.Thanks to you and Nick in advance.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

The Aiken Standard called wanted to interview me on Aiken Theatres.I really don’t know that much about them,like you do on the Nashville area theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

4595 Silver lake Drive,evans ga,30809.Mail them to me and I will forward To Nick, I am sure he would do it for you.He’s done enough of my pictures.

TLSLOEWS on March 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I am collecting some photos of other Nashville theatres and hope to post them soon.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Thanks Tis.Need to see some of YOUR theatre pics on CT.I know you have some.