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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hillsboro Theater

 
 
Hillsboro Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
1. Hillsboro Theater Marker
Inscription. In 1925, the Hillsboro Theater opened as a silent film house with its entrance on 21st Avenue South. The stage arch was decorated by Italian craftsman, Raffaelo Mattei. It was the home of the Children's Theatre of Nashville after 1931, the Grand Ole Opry between 1934 and 1936, and the Nashville Community Playhouse after 1937. It became the Belcourt Cinema in 1966.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 149.)
 
Location. 36° 8.206′ N, 86° 48.1′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Belcourt Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the western most portion of the theater that faces Belcourt Avenue right before the parking lot. Located on the building itself. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Williams University (approx. mile away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nashville's First Radio Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belmont Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ward-Belmont College
Hillsboro Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
2. Hillsboro Theater Marker
The current facade of the Belcourt Theatre with the marker on the far left.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Defenses (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hillsboro Toll Gate (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Regarding Hillsboro Theater. The theater no longer has an entrance on 21st Avenue the only entrance is located on Belcourt Avenue.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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