Our cultural heritage takes center stage in our beautiful historic theaters. Tennesseans have gone to remarkable lengths to restore the grand movie palaces and auditoriums that make every show unforgettable. Imagine crystal chandeliers and velvet seats at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, the legendary Mighty Wurlitzer organ that rises from beneath the stage in Knoxville’s Historic Tennessee Theatre.
You can even step into the world of movies; Tennessee’s thriving film industry attracts some of Hollywood’s biggest names, and our film festivals showcase the best in independent films. Memphis’ famous Beale Street Historic District, Nashville’s Music Row, and the beautiful hills of East Tennessee are among many Tennessee locations featured prominently in movies such as “October Sky” and Academy Award-winners “Walk the Line,” “Hustle & Flow” and “Nashville.”
You’ll find treasures in Tennessee’s thriving performing arts scene at the state’s beautifully restored historic theaters, state-of-the-art performance spaces, outdoor venues and iconic film locations.