Belcourt Theater Gets a Facelift

Nashville's 90-year-old cinema is going under the knife, renovation knife that is, in early 2016.

By Adelina Osan, Associate Editor

Nashville’s Belcourt Theater is planned to go under renovation starting early 2016, according to the Nashville Business Journal. The 90-year-old cinema theater will receive upgrades worth $4.5 million. The changes will be focused on restoring its history while paving its future.

Located at 2102 Belcourt Ave. in the Hillsboro Village district, Belcourt Theater is a non-profit venue for film, music and performing arts. With a history dating back to 1925, the cinema is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the city. Renovations are now in store for the property after years of restoration planning.

Future upgrades for Belcourt Theater include a third screen, remodeling the lobby and box office, renovating the second floor, replacing all bathrooms and restoring the theatrical fly loft. So far, the cinema raised $2.2 million for the overhaul.

Last year, the Belcourt Theater had 160,000 visitors and 116,964 film tickets sold, making 2014 the best year in the venue’s history.

A grand unveiling for the new Belcourt Theater is set for June 2016. In charge of the renovations is local firm R.C. Mathews Contractor.

Rendering courtesy of Tuck-Hinton Architects