Below are ten vintage views of the Princess Theatre and some of those who worked there and/or visited. These great images were donated by former South Pittsburg resident, Jack A. Ellis of Hixson, Tennessee. He worked as the Princess Theatre projectionist from 1948 to 1953. The South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society, Inc. would like to say thanks to Mr. Ellis for his gracious donation. We hope you, the viewer, enjoy these pictures.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
This young kid would one day grow up and become mayor of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Can you guess who this is? If you give up, it is Bob Sherrill. Here he is pictured in front of the Princess Theatre around 1948/49.
Pictured above inside of the Princess Theatre at South Pittsburg, Tennessee from left to right are: Jere R. Brown along with Martha and Joe Hogan. Picture taken around 1948/49.
Rosalia "Rosie" Raulston, Whitworth who worked the ticket booth for the Princess Theatre, is pictured above inside of theater about 1948.
Pictured above inside of the Princess Theatre ticket booth is Rosalia "Rosie" Raulston Whitworth about 1948.
Taken on June 27, 1949 this picture of the marquee for the Princess Theatre advertises "June Bride" starring Bette Davis showing on the big screen.
The Princess Theatre ticket booth is pictured above with Jack A. Ellis inside. Mr. Ellis is the gentleman who donated these great pictures.
Check out the old parking meter in front of the Princess Theatre. This must have been a modern marvel first when placed along Cedar Avenue.
Ollie Vernon (Mutt) Turner, projectionist at Princess Theatre in South PIttsburg, Tennessee, is pictured above preparing the projectors for a film's showing in the 1950s. "Mutt" was the husband of Rachel Caves Turner and father of three children - Charlene, Jerri and Eugene.
Courtesy, Charlene Turner Hudson
Picture added to website June 13, 2005