Criterion Theatre

236 E. Main Street,
Johnson City, TN 37604

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Architects: W.H. Youngblood

Functions: Café

Previous Names: Edisonia Theatre

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Former Criterion Theater

Located across E. Main Street from the Majestic Theatre. The Edisonia Theatre was opened by 1908. It was renamed Criterion Theatre on May 3, 1926 following a remodel by W.H. Youngblood.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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rivest266 on September 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Grand opening ad posted as well.

50sSNIPES on March 6, 2022 at 3:41 pm

Actually, according to The Comet of Johnson City, the Edisonia dates back to as early as 1908 running both movies and vaudeville (which I presume that’s when it opened its doors).

The Criterion Theatre closed for the final time on October 13, 1934 with “Fighting Texan” and “Devil Horse” as its last films, and was erected later that November.

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