LINDEN CIRCLE 311 S. Somerville

Opened 1926    .     Closed 1960s  .  Seats 941

A really neat Art Deco gem. The Linden Circle opened in 1926 and was equipped with a Moller organ. Both the interior and exterior were remodeled in 1952 and a Panorama screen was installed. The theatre closed in the early 1960s.  This old theatre seems to be perfectly intact with a fairly recent coat of paint. It is located in a block where all the businesses are closed. Around 1990 the art-deco marquee and the vaguely Spanish front were covered in vinyl siding in a misguided attempt to dress up the building.  Recent information says the theater is being used as a church.


The LINDEN CIRCLE is listed in the 1927 through 1958 Memphis Directories.  We've not been able to verify beyond that.  The address varies 305 to 311 Somerville.


    Linden Circle c.1950

Linden Circle-night

Auditorium 1943

The Building today...


linden Circle 1926

1941 Snack Bar 1953 Ad 1956 lAd 1940 Ad

1926 Letter

      Vintage Coupon




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