11 episodes

The Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville opened October 1st, 1928. Billed as "an acre of seats in a palace of splendor." This podcast aims to uncover the decades of stories revolving around the official state theatre of Tennessee. Join us!

Behind The Tennessee: A Palace of Stories Tennessee Theatre

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The Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville opened October 1st, 1928. Billed as "an acre of seats in a palace of splendor." This podcast aims to uncover the decades of stories revolving around the official state theatre of Tennessee. Join us!

    Working at the Theatre: Part 4

    Working at the Theatre: Part 4

    Drum roll please...it's part 4 of our "Working at The Theatre" series which has explored the heart and soul of the Tennessee Theatre, the people. Today's episode is a conversation with Tim Burns, who is celebrating his 40th year as technical director. Thank you, Tim, for all you do and congratulations!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Working at the Theatre: Part 3

    Working at the Theatre: Part 3

    It's part three of our four-part special exploring the people behind the Tennessee Theatre's 91 years, and it's time we got to know our magnificent hosts. Lila and Becky detail the paths that led them both to the Theatre, pivotal life and career-shaping moments, and a few of their favorite memories along the way. Join us!

    • 53 min
    Working at the Theatre: Part 2

    Working at the Theatre: Part 2

    In this episode, Becky and Lila sit down with two powerhouses, Heather Seiber and Tom Bugg, as they uncover the types of personalities required to keep the Theater thriving. This is the second of a four-part series in which we explore the people behind the Tennessee Theatre. 

    • 53 min
    Working at the Theatre: Part 1

    Working at the Theatre: Part 1

    The first of a four-part series where we hear from the staff of the Tennessee Theatre. Becky and Lila explore stories from the people behind the Theatre's 91 years, from first jobs to lifelong careers.

    • 44 min
    6: Movies At The Tennessee: Part 2

    6: Movies At The Tennessee: Part 2

    It's part two of our deep dive into the movies at the Tennessee Theatre. Lila and Tim Burns, the Technical Director at the Theatre, break down the more technical aspects of projection and film through the years, we hear more stories from the community, and the crew reminisces about some exciting (and some funny) movie moments from the Theatre's past.

    • 51 min
    5: Movies At The Tennessee: Part 1

    5: Movies At The Tennessee: Part 1

    In this episode, Becky and special guest Tim Burns, the Technical Director of the Tennessee, explore the rich history of film at the theatre. We hear some favorite movie memories from our community and so much more.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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