Saints’ Blairsville Cinema is a ‘must-see’ for fans of football
For years, Blairsvillians have known that the legendary cinema in Blairsboro, Tenn., is home to the famous Blairs Valley Lions of the NFL.
The theater was built in 1869 as the Blairs Brothers theater, which had operated since 1868, and it is now home to an eclectic mix of film and music from the mid-1900s to the early 1970s.
This is the kind of movie-going experience that will get you pumped up for the season.
The movie house itself is a converted railroad yard, and a lot of it has been restored.
The Blairs valley Lions played in the AFL for a decade, winning the league’s first championship in 1927.
The stadium was built for the team in 1949 and opened to the public in 1962.
It’s still open, but the lights have been turned off, and the seats are not reclined.
Blairs, though, is not the kind that is going to be closed until 2019.
The NFL is now considering shutting the theater down.
The league and the state of Tennessee have been in talks about shutting the cinema down for a while.
Blicketsville resident James J. Hillman has been following the negotiations for years.
He’s not surprised to hear about the proposed move.
“I’m glad it’s coming to an end, but I’m disappointed,” Hillman said.
“We have had the movie houses here for years, and now they’re getting the movie-goers they deserve.”
The Blairs family, however, isn’t concerned about the movie theater closing down.
Blair’s son, Bobby, has been the president of the Blawsville Lions since 1993.
Bobby Blairs said the decision to close down the Blainsville Cinema was his son’s decision.
“The Lions have been here for 75 years, they’re an institution,” Bobby Blains said.
Blairsville Mayor John F. Stovall said the city’s decision to shutter the theater would be difficult, but not impossible.
“It’s difficult to shut down a business that’s been here longer than that,” Stovalls said.
“If you look at the history of the movie theatre in Blainsboro, it’s a place where people come for a movie,” St.ovall added.
“I know we’ve had a lot in common, and we’re not just a movie theater.
We’re a community.
He said Blairs is planning to donate the Blailsville Lions movie house to the city for use as a film museum.”
Stovall says Blairs’ family will maintain the Blassesville Lions.
He said Blairs is planning to donate the Blailsville Lions movie house to the city for use as a film museum.