Downtown Clarksville and the Roxy


Original Article (there are 2 updates below): It’s been several years since I took the picture below and much longer since I had been downtown and at the Roxy Theater before that, in fact, going back to my college days at Austin Peay State University.  The theater looked the same but the lot next to it didn’t, mostly because there was no mural in those days and if my memory serves me right, there was a building and some shops….not sure.

Used as the backdrop for Sheryl Crow's “All I Wanna Do”.

But overall, not much seems different. Still the same small town feel, which I always liked. Maybe that’s how I want to remember it.

I saw a few more areas around the town, including the Clarksville Historic Courthouse, Customs House, a view of the Cumberland, the APSU campus, Clarksville Country ClubDunbar Cave State Park, and more.

I’ll post some images and comments on these later on.


Ed Gleichman
Ed Gleichman – FineArtAmerica

P. S. See the video “All I Wanna Do” 


Update of 28 Oct 2012:  Recently, I came across a writeup about Clarksville in general and it mentioned that the Roxy Regional Theatre was used as the backdrop in Sheryl Crow’s original video for the hit song “All I Wanna Do.” It’s kind of interesting in that it got me wondering about why she (or her manager; someone) would choose to do that with so many other possibilities and also that, from what I could see or hear, there was no links between the location and the song other than being there. Anyway, maybe someone will be as surprised as I was to find out. I’d be very interested in hearing from anyone that knows why the location was chosen.

Update of 6 Jan 2013:  As I had previously indicated in this article, it seemed to me that there was another building in the space between the Roxy Theater and the mural. It turns out that the building was destroyed in the tornado of 1999 and the mural was painted on the side depicting the historic buildings in Clarksville.


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