Sevier Theatre

117 Spring Street,
Johnson City, TN 37604

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The Sevier Theatre was opened on February 22, 1937 with Mae Clarke in “Hats Off”. It was destroyed by fire on May 29, 1966. In 1976 Peanuts Mecca Lounge was opened in the replacement building.

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BannerJohn1954 on December 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm

there was a fire sometime in the early 60’s but the building was renovated and was a furniture store for awhile. It still stands.

Ripshin on January 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm

I believe that the current building is not the original theater. I’m in JC right now, and will check it out.

Ripshin on February 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

I have added a screen grab of the building. Google incorrectly shows 115 Spring Street as 117. It is now a blank, brick facade, and proportionately, not the same size as the theater building. A fire would have likely resulted in a complete demolition, with this 60s (?) rebuild.

Ripshin on February 3, 2020 at 2:42 pm

OK, I grabbed a shot this afternoon. There is a new facade on the building (2019), although it is made to look vintage. I believe 117 is the rebuilt structure from the 1960s, where the old theater once stood.

50sSNIPES on March 6, 2022 at 7:44 am

Closed on May 29, 1966 after being destroyed by a fire, with only a single injury being reported.

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