Theaters and dinner shows in the Smokies delay opening due to coronavirus

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Editor’s Note: For the latest updates regarding the dinner shows, click here.

World Choice Investments is delaying the reopening of its facilities in Pigeon Forge until at least June 5. This delay affects: 

  • The Comedy Barn Theater
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede
  • Pirates Voyage
  • Smoky Mountain Opry

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud now plans on opening on May 23.

For guests with tickets for this period of temporary closure, please contact the box office at 865-453-4400 for rescheduling information on the above shows.

An employee with the box office confirmed the opening delay, which is in response to the executive order issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on April 28.

The show calendar on most of the above venues are now grayed out until June 5, except for Smoky Mountain Opry, which does not appear to have a clear reopening date at this time. 

The executive order remains in effect until May 29 and reads in part, “Entertainment, recreational and certain other gathering venues shall, for the time being, continue to be closed to members of the public,” and then lists specific examples of such venues including theaters, auditoriums, performing art centers, and amusement parks.

Additional shows in the area that have closed include the following:

  • Buttonwillow Civil War Theater 
  • Country Tonite (Reopening June 5)
  • Grand Majestic Theater (Reopening June 2)
  • Great Smoky Mountains Murder Mystery Dinner Show (Reopening May 23) 
  • Lumberjack Feud 

Editor’s note: Buttonwillow Civil War Theater and Lumberjack Feud are now open as of May 23 

The above dates are subject to change as the situation develops. Additional changes will be released at a later time should they occur.

Visit the CDC website and the Tennessee Department of Health website for the latest information about the coronavirus.

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