Nippers Corner 10 Cinema

15534 Old Hickory Bloulevard,
Nashville, TN 37211

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Previously operated by: Regal Entertainment Group

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The Nipper Corners 10 opened October 9, 1992 seating 2,460. It was operated by Regal Theatres as a discount house from the beginning. It was located at Nipper Corner and Old Hickory Boulevard. The Nipper Corners 10 closed in July of 2001. It was demolished in 2005.

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tahamaki on May 28, 2005 at 9:27 am

This theater was demolished in May 2005. It will be replaced by a Publix grocery store.

joelmoses on January 10, 2007 at 12:07 pm

The Publix is now open. One exception to the description in the top section: It wasn’t intended to be a discount house, and it opened as a first-run theatre. Unfortunately, it did so just as Regal and Carmike decided to war with each other over larger theatres at 100 Oaks and CoolSprings.

This theatre had stadium seating, cupholders, good sound and picture, even a game room. But it failed miserably due to location —the funny part is that if it had been able to hold on for another 2 years, it would have reaped the benefits of all the developments going in off of Edmondson Pike.

TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Short life span of 19 years.

StanMalone on August 13, 2010 at 9:49 am

Gee Terry, check your math and you will see that it is not even that. The building was demolished in 2005 so it only lasted 13 years. Even worse, the place closed about 2000, 2002 at the latest. That means this brand new 10 screen theatre operated only about 10 years at the most. I never saw much of a crowd at this place and could not understand why this location did not do better. It was in something of a no mans land development wise, but it was only minutes away from Brentwood and the I-65 interchange. If it could play the same movies as Cool Springs and 100 Oaks you would think that people would prefer this nice quiet intersection to getting caught up in the mall traffic.

In the end it was probably what killed off most marginal locations: Minimal upkeep, indifferent presentation, and lack of adequate or good quality staff.

TLSLOEWS on August 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the correction Stan.Must have been a typo error,you are right more like 9 or 10 years at most.Never went to this theatre myself although I live in Nashville.

rivest266 on February 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

October 9th, 1992 grand opening ad in photo section. It opened as a discount cinema.

zebtheamerican on August 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm

I worked for Regal as a Projectionist trainer in Nashville from 1995 to 1998. I would advise against working for Regal. They never paid any Projectionist more than minimum wage. I found out it was their corporate policy. They also didn’t pay their Managers much either, could never keep anyone. Spent an awful amount of time at this one training people and repairing abused projectors. Two things. 1) The theater had way more seats than 200 as the description states. 2) It also ran first run features the entire time I was with Regal. I can not speak to how she opened, but I do know it was first run between 1995 and 1998. Oh, and one of their operators absolutely DESTROYED their print of “The Empire Strikes Back”. Split it in half through all 6 reels and we had to get a replacement same day shipped to us. Don’t ask me how he did it, I don’t know to this day!

Iceberg on October 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm

If I recall correctly, this theater did open as a discount house but after a year or two it switched “upward” to playing initial release/first run fare. It may have gone back to discount again later, but I don’t recall that.

joelmoses on March 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm

The ad posted does indeed show that the theater’s opening was for $1 movies, but this was an opening promotion to get people to experience this well-appointed but pretty far out there movie house. I remember seeing Lethal Weapon 3 on opening day there. The local radio station (WKDF) was also giving away concert tickets, which is why I went there in the first place (I actually worked at a nearby competing Carmike theater at the time).

After a few weeks of these features (maybe even just a week) they reverted to first-run movies at regular prices.

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