Bonnie Kate Theater c1926
Historic Elizabethton Tennessee Playhouses
115 South Sycamore Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Telephone: (423) 543-1933
Elizabethton Ghost Tours: (423) 743-9255
|Built in 1926, the Bonnie Kate Theater evolved and became one of the most successful ventures in the downtown area of Elizabethton, Tennessee. The original owner, Olivia Hogue Brown, was an oil baroness from West Virginia, and she brought more than film to rural East Tennessee. Her theater opened at the same time as the industrial boom in Elizabethton, and it provided people with entertainment and a sense of local identity. To comprehend the communal ties of the Bonnie Kate Theater and Elizabethton, we must look at the lives of those who worked there.
Today, the Bonnie Kate Theater is undergoing a state funded renovation as part of a program to preserve historical sites in rural towns. While the Bonnie Kate Theater seldom shows movies anymore, the building contains office buildings on the third floor and a local restaurant on the first floor. The community of Elizabethton continues to revolve around the historic Bonnie Kate Theater, and with the current renovations taking place, the Bonnie Kate is on course to remain a prominent force in the community for many generations yet to come.
Since September of 2015, Appalachian GhostWalks has been elaborating on Elizabethton history as well as its 'people of the past' on all of our award winning afternoon, or nightly lantern-led walking tours of this very historic Tennessee town. In fact, the Bonnie Kate Theater is a featured stop on the "Haunted Historic Elizabethton GhostWalk". We are happy to support and proud to be a part of our region's history and cultural heritage!!
The Haunted Elizabethton Ghost Tour is presented daily and/or nightly, year-round. Reservations are required so call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations by telephone, or RESERVE NOW ONLINE for a SPOOK-tacular good time!!!
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