What the Princess Theatre looked like in the 1940's and 1950's.
Tommy Hardin had a reason to sing in the middle of Downtown Harriman Thursday evening.
He was performing a rendition of "Stuck on You" in front of the newly reopened Princess Theatre- welcoming guests to its grand re-opening.
"I never thought I would see it turn out like it now... it's beautiful," Hardin said.
Rebuilding the 1930s era movie house that closed in 1999 has been a long-term project for the City of Harriman. For months, 10News has followed the reconstruction of the theater. Few setbacks have moved the reopening date to 2012.
"Perseverance has overcome and made this project possible," said Harriman mayor Chris Mason. "Perseverance from the community and the education side of the community... and a lot of volunteers."
All together, through painting, lighting, and new seating, the project cost more than $2 million. Mayor Mason said most of the money came from grants and help from TVA.
"Four years ago... it was just an empty building. So it's going to be a new place that will host a lot of new memories," Mayor Mason added.
Memories Tommy Hardin can relive again.
"This is the best thing that has happened to Harriman for a long time," Hardin said.
The theatre will be used mostly for education and theatrical purposes, but leaders won't rule out the occasional movie to shown in the auditorium as well.