American Theatre

245 E. Main Street,
Chattanooga, TN 37408

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The American Theatre was opened on December 26, 1919. It was remodeled and reopened on December 25, 1930. It was closed in 1956.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I’ve only been able to find two mentions of the American in Boxoffice Magazine. An October 14, 1939, ad for Altec featured a letter from Abe Solomon, operator of the American, praising Altec’s sound system. Then an October 18, 1949, item said that the new management of the American planned to renovate the house to present stage shows. The item said that the house had been showing westerns. I don’t know if the planned conversion to live theater was ever carried out.

TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

This theatre was located at of near Niedlovs Breadsworks.East main Street.

Shake_me on August 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

They did have old out of work B-Grade western cowboys on stage from time to time could not have paid them much back in the late 1950,s…sorry to see the old stars go down that road.

rivest266 on June 11, 2024 at 1:58 pm

The American theatre placed its ad on December 26th, 1919, and closed or stopped placing ads in 1956.

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