Nashville Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

Broadway, Downtown Nashville, TN
Chad Morehead

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Nashville, Tennessee, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Nashville to help you make the most of your Music City movie theater experience.

Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Nashville movie theater guide!

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Nashville Movie Theaters: Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

The Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX is home to one of the largest movie theater circuits, Regal Cinema. Located in the Opry Mills Simon Center mall, the theater shows current popular movies on large screens.


 
 
 
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The cinema offers 4DX theater technology that uses special effects like motion-synchronized sears, wind, fog, rain, and lighting for an immersive movie-going experience. With IMAX, viewers watch movies at Regal Opry Mills with high-resolution screens, stadium seating, and crystal clear surround sound.


 
 
 
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You can choose to go with a classic movie theater snack like popcorn or dine in at one of the mall’s several restaurants. From Chili’s, Dave & Buster’s, Rainforest Cafe, T.G.I Friday’s, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, the surrounding areas of the movie theater offer plenty of different cuisines. Are you looking for adult beverages? No problem! Regal Opry Mills serves a selection of beers like Samuel Adams and Yazoo.


 
 
 
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With this prime mall location, you can get some shopping in before or after your showtime. One Google reviewer says that Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX is hands down the best theater in Nashville. “Stunning IMAX With Laser projection, great seats, and IMAX 12.1 sound,” they said, “Pictures don’t do it justice. No other IMAX screen in Nashville can touch this.”

Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

570 Opry Mills Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

View Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Stardust Drive-In Theatre

Drive only a half-hour east to Watertown, TN, to set your sights on the Stardust Drive-In Theatre. Initially built in 2003, the drive-in offers both nostalgic, fun movies and current films with modern sound and projection technology.  According to the theatre’s website, “The Stardust has become middle Tennessee’s ‘Family Fun Place – Under the Stars’.”


 
 
 
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The drive-in operates between March and November, playing movies only from Friday to Saturday, starting at 7:50 p.m. With 2 screens, the theater plays double features back to back. Tickets prices are $9 per person, with child movie tickets from ages 6-11 priced at $7.

Satisfy your hunger with the Stardust concession stand. Here, you can get the classic movie theater popcorn, candy, and soda combo or try a hamburger or fried chicken sandwich meal. Check out their novelty snacks like cotton candy, Mayfield ice cream pints, big pickles, and a jumbo soft pretzel. Stardust also has its own merchandise store where they sell branded T-shirts and gift cards.

One Google reviewer enjoys the childlike memories they get from visiting the drive-in, saying, “I have been coming to Stardust since I was a kid and have loved it ever since. Great service, and you get the feeling of supporting a small and local business.” Stardust is just one of the many reasons drive-ins are making a comeback!


 
 
 
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Stardust Drive-In Theatre

310 Purple Tiger Drive

Watertown, TN 37184

View Star-Dust Drive-In Theatre movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Belcourt Theatre

The Belcourt Theatre is a nonprofit cinema located in the Hillsboro Village District. The theatre began its long viewing history in 1925, showing silent movies accompanied by an organ. Now, the film center screens a wide range of films.


 
 
 
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According to the theatre’s website, Belcourt’s mission is “to engage, enrich, and educate through innovative film programming in our historic theatre, our community, and beyond.” The theatre hosts different movie screenings from new releases, repertory, heist, weekend classics, music city Mondays, and 35mm film.


 
 
 
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With a focus on educating young audiences, Belcourt offers various programs for children and young adults. In the Science on Screen program, viewers watched science fiction movies with discussions afterward with leading scientists and researchers. High school girls watched films centered around women in the Strong Leads program, discussing gender representation in the media. With the Belcourt High School Film Club, students meet for movies at the cinema with an informal discussion following the screening.

Statistics from the site conclude that the Belcourt Theatre programs 300 films and attracts 190,000 visitors yearly. Many Google reviewers praise the film center’s dedication to the community, with one saying, “Wonderful selection unlike the big chains and excellent concession.”


 
 
 
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The Belcourt Theatre

2102 Belcourt Ave

Nashville, TN 37212

View The Belcourt Theatre movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Regal Hollywood 4DX, ScreenX & RPX- Nashville

Located on Thompson Lane, Regal Hollywood Nashville is another one of the city’s Regal Cinemas. The theater hosts multiple screening rooms that screen newly released films in the comfort of soft plush recliners.


 
 
 
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Credited on Regal’s website as “the best place to watch a movie,” this specific cinema includes all the special elements that make Regal Cinemas a leading movie theater. Regal Hollywood incorporates all the new modern technology, including IMAX, Real3D, RPX, ScreenX, 4DX, and Dolby Surround Sound.


 
 
 
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Have the ultimate snack experience with Regal’s snack bar that has a menu filled with staples like popcorn and candy, meals like pizza and chicken wings, and original creations like edible cookie dough and Cinnabon gooey bites.

While one Google reviewer loves the outrageous and colorful marquee outside the theater, the inside is what really matters. “It’s a nice movie theater with comfortable seats, arcade, and everything you need to enjoy a movie,” the reviewer says. It seems like the magic of Regal Hollywood Nashville matches the great energy on the inside!


 
 
 
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Regal Hollywood 4DX, ScreenX & RPX- Nashville

719 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

View Regal Hollywood 4DX, ScreenX & RPX movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Full Moon Cineplex

Enjoy Nashville’s own classic dinner with a movie experience at the Full Moon Cineplex. Whether you’re looking solely for movie-watching or an added dinner, the theater will provide your every need. General admission for movies is $7, while dinner and a movie costs around $24 per ticket.


 
 
 
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The Full Moon Cineplex screens films Friday and Saturday starting at 7 pm. Currently, you can check out a showing of Hellboy and a meal consisting of lasagna, garlic bread, salad, popcorn, and soda.

Want your own movie-watching experience? You can rent the theater for your own private screening for corporate events, film screenings, birthday parties, and even weddings. Connect to the website to get a quote. If you want some merchandise, head to the store where the theater sells branded sweatshirts, hats, and T-shirts. You’ll be able to rep the movie theater while attending a showing!


 
 
 
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“This place is full of kind, awesome people, and their movie selection can’t be beat,” a Google reviewer says. “I’m so happy we found it and that we get to go as often as we can make it happen.”

Full Moon Cineplex

3445 Lebanon Pike

Hermitage, TN 37076

View Full Moon Complex movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: AMC Bellevue 

Located in the shopping complex One Bellevue Place, AMC Bellevue is one of Nashville’s AMC movie theaters. The movie theater offers an unforgettable movie-watching experience with plush recliners, Dolby Surround Sound, and IMAX projections.


 
 
 
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Catch all of the latest movie releases at AMC Bellevue with the choice of delicious movie snacks like refillable popcorn buckets, candy, pretzel bites, and nachos. Quench your thirst with AMC’s Coca-Cola Freestyle which lets you mix and match from hundreds of soda and juice choices. If you’re looking for some alcoholic beverages, the cinema has its own bar called MacGuffins. You can pick between specialty cocktails, craft beers, and premium wines.


 
 
 
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Earn amazing rewards with AMC Stubs. For free, you can gain points for every dollar you spend. These points go towards things like free large popcorn, $5 rewards, and other fun perks. With AMC Stubs A-List, you pay a monthly fee to gain even more benefits, including watching 3 movies a week.


 
 
 
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One Google reviewer says they “enjoyed the surrounding atmosphere so much and very comfortable reclining seats.” The atmosphere is one of the most important aspects of a movie theater. If you’ve got that, then you have a great cinema!

AMC Bellevue

8125 Sawyer Brown Road

Nashville, TN 37221

View AMC Bellevue movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Franklin Theatre

Enjoy the all-encompassing arts experience in the heart of downtown Franklin at the Franklin Theatre. The theatre began its run in 1937, where it would screen classic movies. When it closed in 2007 due to rising rent, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County bought and rehabilitated the theater.

Now, the theatre screens movies and holds concerts, dance shows, and live theater. You can catch classics and old favorites like Harry Potter or Sunset Boulevard. If you’d like to have a private screening, the Franklin Theatre lets you rent out the space for full-day and half-day options.


 
 
 
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You’ll find movie theater staples like popcorn, pizza, candy, sodas, beer, and wine at the concessions stand. Do you have a sweet tooth? Check out the locally produced chocolate bar called Showtime! This candy bar includes dark chocolate, almonds, caramel, and sea salt.


 
 
 
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Whether you’re in the mood for some live performances, 4D theatre, or a rewatch of some golden movies, the Franklin Theatre will be a memorable time. Many Google reviewers love the feeling of stepping into the theater, with one saying, “It’s a beautiful place” and “has that old school movie theater vibe to it which I loved.”


 
 
 
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Franklin Theatre

419 Main Street

Franklin, TN 37064

View Franklin Theatre movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Regal Green Hills 

The Regal Green Hills theater is located near The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville. Known as a multiplex cinema, the theater is home to new releases on the big screen in the comfort of luxury recliners.

Like other Regal Cinemas, Green Hills offers a snack bar with various snacks, depending on what you’re craving. You’ll be able to sit back with your popcorn and soda in hand, watching your movie of choice with the best IMAX effects and Dolby Surround Sound.


 
 
 
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Regal has introduced a movie subscription pass called Regal Unlimited. Download the free Regal app on your phone and decide whether you want to pay your subscription in full or monthly. With the subscription, you’ll be able to watch countless movies at any Regal Cinema at any time. The rewards program offers 10% off food and drink, free large popcorn on your birthday, and exclusive unlimited screenings.


 
 
 
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Many reviewers love the service of the theater and its locations. One Google reviewer says it’s “in a great location inside Green Hills mall where there are a lot of restaurants around and things to do after watching a movie.”

Regal Green Hills 

3815 Green Hills Village Drive

Nashville, TN 37215

View Regal Green Hills movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: AMC Antioch 8

For a trip away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, head about 20 minutes southeast to AMC Antioch. This theater is one of the many AMC cinemas located near the Nashville area.


 
 
 
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With its beginnings in 1920, AMC gives audiences the ultimate movie-going experience when they spend their time at the theater. Catch all the new releases from stadium-style soft recliners. With the AMC app, you can buy your tickets before you head to Antioch and get to your movie with the power of a couple of buttons.


 
 
 
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Grab snacks at the concession stand or order them online and pick them up. You can also have them delivered right to your seat! You’ll be able to pick through endless food and beverage options like candy, pizza, and much more.

As movie theaters have begun to reopen, AMC says they are committed to keeping their patrons in a safe and healthy environment. “We continue to listen, learn and evolve to keep our theatres safer and cleaner than ever,” the company writes. Right now, masks are recommended at all AMC movie theaters and can be removed when consuming food or drink.


 
 
 
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One Google reviewer says, “Very cool stuff, nice heated loungers, clean and relatively cheap ticket prices compared to other theaters.”

AMC Antioch

901 Bell Road

Antioch, TN 37013

View AMC Empire 25 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Nashville Movie Theaters: Regal Providence

Regal Providence is located in Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet, TN, about 25 minutes away from the city. The theater is another one of the many Regal Cinemas near the Nashville area.


 
 
 
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Using special effects like 4DX immersive technology and high-resolution screens, Regal Providence offers popular movies at a reasonable price. You’ll be able to lounge in nicely built recliners while snacking on some of your favorite movie theater staples like popcorn or chocolate. If you’re craving an adult beverage, Regal Providence also has a wide range of beer selections.


 
 
 
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Regular customers believe that it’s the best movie theater they’ve been to. “The ticket prices are fair, its clean/neat, polite staff,” one Google reviewer says. “I was sad when they closed it due to covid-19 but since it’s open, I’m ready to go 48 times a year again.”

Now that theaters have opened up again amidst COVID, it looks like many Nashville/Tennessee residents are excited to head back to Regal Providence

Regal Providence

401 S Mt Juliet Rd Suite 490

Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

View Regal Providence movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

We hope this rundown of some of our favorite Nashville movie theaters inspires you to go out and see all of the latest new movies out now in theaters.

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