PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain: July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Megan Anderson Acceptes Tennessee Theatre Position

Roane State Community College announced this week that Megan Anderson will leave as manager of the Princess Theatre in Harriman, Tennessee.
Photo courtesy of Roane State
July 27, 2015

Megan Anderson, manager of the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman, has accepted a new position as assistant manager at the Tennessee Theatre.

Anderson was hired in August 2011 and has managed the Princess since it opened in March 2012.  Her final day as manager will be Aug. 17.

It's bittersweet,” Anderson said. “I have seen this building transform into what it is. The best part was seeing how happy people are when they leave shows, just knowing that the word is getting out and being excited about what’s coming up next.

Roane State Community College, with the support of the Princess Theatre Foundation, operates the theatre.  The City of Harriman owns the 540-seat venue.  Myra Peavyhouse, dean of Roane State’s Humanities Division, said she hopes to have the position filled by mid-September.

Megan has done a wonderful job of establishing the Princess as an outstanding arts and education venue in Roane County,” Peavyhouse said.  “We wish her well in her new position and greatly appreciate her establishing a strong foundation for the Princess to continue to grow.

Here are some of my favorite shots of Megan over the years.  She's always got that smile.  I miss her.
I will personally miss Megan's friendly smile and her devotion to my (our) Princess!  She always made me feel welcome and we worked closely in keeping each other informed of upcoming events.  I wish her the best in her new "Assistant Manager" position with the historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Here are three Princess Theatre blog posts I did with, and concerning, James "Dub" Harmon, who was a former manager of both the Princess Theatre and the Mid-town Drive-In.  He did both jobs while also running a successful furniture business in downtown Harriman.

He passed suddenly Wednesday at his home.  His family will receive friends at Riverside Baptist Church on Sunday, 2-5PM.

Dub was full of stories, and with him went an archive of history about our community and, in particular, the Princess and Mid-Town Drive-In theaters.  I tried to capture some of that great wealth of knowledge, but I'm afraid much, much, more went with him.

Click these links for those interviews and photos:

Dub was a great Christian man and never missed an opportunity to prove his love for his family and fellow man.  He was a "very" active member of his church, and they have a big hole to fill.

He will be sorely missed by a multitude of people in the Roane and Morgan County area.

He was a "daddy" to me, and a "Papaw" to my son and granddaughters and we loved him greatly.
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