Opened in 1928. Restored in 2005
The primary purpose of the theatre is large-scale entertainment.
Originally billed as "Knoxville's Grand Entertainment Palace”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee
The theatre has a Unique Spanish-Moorish style interior
It was one of the first public places in Knoxville to have air-conditioning
The restoration of required a very unique engineering solution extending the back of the theater over State Street to allow for the expansion of the the stage area