Louis Ruhlander Built the Crockett Theater back in 1950 at a time when

the one-eyed Monster Television was in its infancy and was not yet a

threat to Newspapers or Hollywood Movie Studios.  That status was

short-lived, by the mid-fifties the vast majority of living rooms in America

were designed around the 'snowey and grainey' black and white TV set. Crockett Theater would be among the thousands of Movie Theaters with

a shrinking audience.

Fortunately a few citizens here in Lawrence County Tennessee refused to

have their grand theater bulldozed in the name of progress, they inspired

restoration and preservation of The Crockett Theater assuring a bright

future that could have easily been a major disaster which would have 

only been realized decades later . . . . . .

  We hope The Glenn Miller Orchestra will Soon return to Historic Crockett Theater!

 The audience at the Crockett Theater thoroughly enjoyed The Glenn Miller Orchestra    back in October, 2015.  Audiences all over the world grow wherever they perform as          more and more younger fans are exposed to the music of the Greatest Generation; the  most memorable era of all time; when War and Big Bands were common place.  A time  when the music contributed mightily to American Morale; when the tremendous sounds  they produced brought joy daily over the radio and on old 78r.p.m. records. Those days  gone by are back due to the dedication of the present day Glenn Miller Orchestra  Members that travel back to the future making sure that Glenn Miller's music lives on. 

​​When The Glenn Miller Orchestra begins to play:

 we immediately think Glenn Miller is not dead! 

 Watch this space for Details of events upcoming at The Historic Crockett Theater in Lawrenceburg, TN, USA - Tickets Online at: Lawrenceburgtn.gov​​

 We Remember Louis Ruhlander . . . . . .

  Below is a vintage copy of The Democrat-Union showing an airplane crash here in Lawrence County.   The plane

  owned by the pilot Louis Ruhlander, the man who built the majestic Crockett Theater back in 1950. We hope to find

  more history on Mr. Ruhlander and publish it on ShoalCreekSage.com Web Site.  We need old photos, newspaper

  clips, and especially any personal recollections from people that knew Mr. Ruhlander.

  Email to:ShoalCreekSage@aol.com. Put Ruhlander in the subject line so we will recognize the mail instantly. We

  know he survived the crash since it happened in 1939, he built the Crockett Theater eleven years later.  His name   is not visible anywhere in or around The Crockett Theater and many local folks think it should be.  Perhaps this

  circumstance is a great example of the need for more emphasis on local history in order that the present and

  later generations will be more appreciative of those in the past that helped shaped our County and beyond.  

  Mr Ruhlander's vision and contribution to the importance of Culture and Arts of Lawrence County have been

  overlooked for far too long.  In childhood we knew him, we saw him every time we went to a movie at his

  old Princess Theater on The Square.  And later we'd see him at The all new Crockett Theater greeting folks as           they lined up to buy tickets.  He'd have a cigar clamped in his teeth, well dressed in a suit, or colorful sport coat,         and always a dress shirt and tie. His presence made going to the movies a pleasure and gave us a feeling of

  being truly appreciated and welcome.


​​​​​​THE ​Historic Crockett Theater

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This crime is now a Class A Misdermeanor in Tennessee.
State of Tennessee
Legislative Update from
Senator Joey Hensley, MD


Consumers / Spoofing -- State Senators gave final approval this week to legislation that creates a consumer protection violation for someone who employs caller identification (ID) spoofing technology with the intent to defraud or cause harm to another person, or to wrongfully obtain anything of value.  Spoofing technology allows a person, when making a call or sending a text message, to change the number so that it appears on the recipient’s caller ID that it is different from the one that is actually being used.  It is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.  Senate Bill 511 creates a Class A misdemeanor for spoofing, as well as allowing for spoofing victims and the state’s Attorney General to pursue civil actions against offenders. 

You May Contact Senator Hensley at:
309 War Memorial Building
Nashville TN 37243
Toll Free 1-800-449-8366 ext. 13100
Fax 615-253-0231
855 Summertown Highway
Hohenwald TN 38462
Phone 931-796-2018
Cell Phone 931-212-8823
E-mail: sen.joey.hensley@capitol.tn.gov