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Nashville Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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Nashville, TN 37221

View AMC Bellevue movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

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.

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!