Capitol Theatre

104 S. Main Street,
Greeneville, TN 17743

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JRHagan on July 24, 2022 at 6:48 pm

A photo on the Capitol Theatre web site shows The “Park Theatre” right across the street, but there is no listing for the Park Theatre anywhere. The Green County Courthouse now stands where the Park was located.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Here is an item about the Capitol from the September 8, 1934, issue of Motion Picture Herald:

“New Capitol Opens In Greeneville, Tenn.

“Considerable local attention was given the recent opening of the new Capitol theatre, in Greeneville, Tenn., operated by the Crescent Amusement Company, of which Tony Sudekum is president. Seating 800, the theatre is modernly equipped.

“The opening ceremony was featured by addresses by John S. Bernard, mayor of Greeneville; Mr. Sudekum, R. L. Baulch, secretary-treasurer; Joe W. Holman, architect. Harry C. Beekner is manager of the new theatre.”

Patsy on June 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

This theatre was saved by the community and not made into a parking lot. A beautiful story that will allow the residents to enjoy their art deco gem for generations to come.

DavidZornig on June 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

Article updating renovation progress.

DavidZornig on February 10, 2017 at 7:36 am

Facade update coming this Spring.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 20, 2015 at 7:26 am

I can’t find any other references on the Internet to architects named Thomas Mar or Joseph Harmon, but there are plenty of references to Nashville architects Thomas Marr and Joseph Holman. Marr & Holman were designing theaters for the Crescent Amusement Company at least as early as 1915, and designed theaters for the company for many years. Crescent’s Capitol in Greenville must have been designed by Marr & Holman.