Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Historic Tennessee Theatre ~ Est. 1928

I remember going to movies at this theatre as a child. My husband and I have attended Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performances here. The absolute beauty and grandeur of this theatre is breathtaking. Someday I hope to once again see inside . . . and maybe be able to take some photos.


Tanya said...

I love old theaters. That one is beautiful!

JM said...

I like the 'Tennasse' sign! Hope you can shows us the inside someday :-)

Boise Diva said...

Do they show movies anymore? Or is just for performances, now?

Hope said...

Hi Boise Diva,

Yes, movies are still shown here occasionally. "Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be shown soon. Also, some upcoming performances are "Hairspray" and "Stomp." The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra also plays here often.

The interior of this theatre is breathtaking! It's absolutely stunning! I would love to wander inside and take some photos. Maybe, someday, I'll try to do that.

Marcel said...

I too love old theaters. I hope you get inside someday soon.

Chuck Pefley said...

I like it that so many cities have similar famous identifying theaters ... symbols of a bygone era.

Rainy day in Montreal ... a little time to catchup with CDP blogs :)

JT said...

Now I've discovered your blog and love it. I used to do a little business in TN and fell in love with the state and people. Never been to Knoxville; only Memphis and Nashville. Great shot of the theater--I'll add you to my list!

Z said...

I think I've seen similar vintage theaters in Indiana... It's so nice that this one is in great condition and is very much in use. Would love to see the interior photos!

Laurie said...

Oh, I'd love to see inside. Great shot of this beautiful old theater.

Bergson said...

I shall like to visit the inside of the theater because the facade is magnificent

Eric Salsbery said...

That is a very cool sign. Any chance we could see it all lit up at night?

Hope said...

Hi Eric...I could arrange a night shot...just be patient...I have 2 young children and sometimes it's hard for me to get out at night. But I will certainly try on this! I promise!

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