The Polk was distinguished as the first and only wide screen theatre in Maury County up until it was twinned in the early 1970s. Although the interior has been sliced and diced, most of the Polk's distinctive features, such as its large stage and proscenium, tiled columns, and spacious balcony, appear intact. (Jack Coursey, Polk Theatre, cinematreasures.org)For a photo of the theatre in its early years, check the link. You can also click on photos to see interior in its current state. In 2010, the Maury County Arts Guild began fundraising to purchase the building and renovate it as a downtown theatre arts center. Although several fundraisers were held, as of 2014, the news is the project is on hold. In August of 2015, it remained a mattress store. (Abby Lee Hood, "Will the Polk Theatre Return?" Set Magazine, 2014, Volume 2/Issue 5, p. 19).