Old Ellis was finally remodeled and updated over a
several year period from 1956 to the early 1960s.
There are no exact dates because it was "business as
usual" during the remodel. The upgrades
included the addition of escalators, plus new lighting
and new sound equipment. But the major improvement
was a "Sound Curtain". When this was lowered, it
allowed two different events to go on at the same time
in the two different halls - newly named "Music Hall"
and "Amphitheatre". When it was
all complete, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce published
this Brochure telling all about it.