single frame: Palace Theatre

Palace Theater, Crossville, TN

Palace Theatre
Canon PowerShot S95
2011

My sons and I spent one Spring Break in a cabin at Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville, Tennessee. We went into town one evening to see what was up, and we came upon this gorgeous theatre sign lit.

The Palace opened in 1938 as a first-run movie theater. It operated that way until 1978 when growing competition forced it to close. It was restored in the early 2000s to be a community center and event venue.

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8 responses to “single frame: Palace Theatre”

  1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    That’s a beautiful shot!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It really turned out, didn’t it!

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    Gorgeous capture!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! 😊

  3. Karen Bryan Avatar
    Karen Bryan

    I do love those old neon signs. You should visit the neon sign boneyard near Las Vegas. It’s full of those old beauties. Of course, they don’t work anymore, though many used to hang in front of places that got torn down and replaced by shiny new hotels, casinos, etc. Lots of the famous places are long gone. In Vegas, nothing’s a sure bet but change. O where are you now, Sands…Stardust…Landmark…?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Someday I may make it out there! I have seen the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati and it’s wonderful.

      https://blog.jimgrey.net/2017/05/01/a-visit-to-the-american-sign-museum/

  4. Christopher May Avatar
    Christopher May

    Dang. That is an appealing shot of an appealing building!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! I think my favorite part of it is the sky.

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