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Tennessee Theatre launches Summer Movie Magic series

June 9, 2021

The Summer Movie Magic series presented by Denark Construction returns to the Tennessee Theatre and features a lineup of six movies, including classic films and family favorites.

“Gather friends and family to enjoy a favorite flick or simply escape the summer heat in our beautiful historic theatre,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock said. “Our annual Summer Movie Magic series is back after a break and better than ever in 2021 – with some of the biggest and most beloved titles to hit the big screen. Join us for a fun night or nostalgic afternoon of cinematic magic at the theatre!”

Each movie in the series includes a Friday night showing at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to the movie start time at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, and Tennessee Theatre organist Freddie Brabson will play the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show. Assistant Organist Matthew Fisher will be playing for “The Big Lebowski” showings.

The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series features:

  • Casablanca (1942) – Friday, June 25, and Sunday, June 27
  • Wizard of Oz (1939) – Friday, July 16, and Sunday, July 18
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) – Friday, July 30, and Sunday, Aug. 1
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Friday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 8
  • The Goonies (1985) – Friday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 29

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for both children under 12 and seniors 66 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200.

Capacity is limited for COVID-19 safety, and a limited number of tickets are available for purchase for each movie. City-owned parking garages are free on weekends. Find additional parking information at

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About the Tennessee Theatre
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Theatre is the region’s leading performing arts facility with advanced technology, staging and lighting that draws top entertainment to the Knoxville area. The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit organization tasked with maintaining and preserving the historic theatre and ensuring diverse arts and cultural entertainment remains in downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit