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Summer Movie Magic Series returns to The Historic Tennessee Theatre

June 17, 2024

The Summer Movie Magic series presented by Denark Construction is back at the Tennessee Theatre with a lineup of movies that include popular classics, blockbuster hits and family entertainment. The films will be offered on Saturday afternoon and evenings, from late July to late August.

“The versatility of the Tennessee Theatre allows us to transform it into a majestic movie theater for the Summer Movie Magic Series,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock said.  “It’s an exciting time of year with a lot of different movie-viewing opportunities, and we are excited to bring some classic blockbusters to our big screen. There really will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Saturday matinee showings will begin at 2 p.m. and Saturday evening showings begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, one hour prior to each movie’s start time.

The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series includes:

  • The Lion King – Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
  • The Matrix – Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi – Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m.
  • Thelma and Louise – Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Jurassic Park – Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale June 8 and are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 as well as seniors 65 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200.

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About the Tennessee Theatre

The Tennessee Theatre opened its doors in 1928 as a movie palace in the heart of downtown Knoxville and was transformed into an arts and entertainment venue after a $30 million renovation was completed in 2005. Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places and honored as the Official State Theatre of Tennessee, today’s Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: classical music, vintage films, dance, Broadway, and stellar performances by today’s hottest musicians and yesterday’s favorites. The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation was established in 1996 as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and operate the Theatre as a cultural cornerstone for the enrichment and enjoyment of all. For more information, visit