Most small towns, I guess, had a theater back in the days before Regal Cinema came to dominate the movie business. My hometown was no different. We had the Princess Theater, located on Roane Street in downtown Harriman. I saw my first movie there, although I was too young to remember it now. For over 70 years, the theater brought movies to the people of Roane County, until it closed shop in 1999. But now, there is an effort to revive it being spearheaded by actor Muse Watson. Even if you’ve never been to Harriman, I recommend watching the movie below. This is a story that has played out in small towns across America.
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I doubt that, 50 years from now, people will be waxing nostalgic about Regal Cinema or Pinnacle Stadium.