About Us

Shady Brook Cinemas 12 is an independently owned 12-screen movie theater in Columbia, Tennessee.


We are NOT part of any national chain and do not accept their promotions. We have lots of our own promotions, including but not limited to Gift/Loyalty Card and Discount Muletown Movie tickets card!


H.P. "Vince" Vinson, III is the owner of Shady Brook Cinemas 12. His family purchased the Dan-Dee Drive In on Pulaski Hwy. in the early 1950's and then purchased the Sundown Drive-In on Nashville Highway in the mid '50s. The Sundown Drive-In was a staple of Columbia weekend entertainment until it closed in the mid '80s.


The Vinsons purchased the Polk Theater in Downtown Columbia in the 1970's and shortly after that turned it into a twin theater with two screens. 


The Vinsons built Shady Brook Cinemas in 1983, originally with 4 screens. In the late '80s two screens were added and a few years later it was remodeled to be a total of 10 screens. The final two largest screens were added around the year 2000.


In 2015, Mr. Vinson hired his long time best friend, Connie Poling, to be the new Director of Shady Brook Cinemas 12. Mrs. Poling hired all new staff, except for Rob Brickner.  Together Mr. Brickner and Mrs. Poling and the new senior management have worked very hard at making Shady Brook Cinemas 12 a fun, clean, inviting environment for the entire family.


We continually strive to maintain the "family" theater environment and add new events and exciting features at the theater, while keeping our prices as economical as possible. We plan on soon adding some in-theater dining features; expanding our alcohol and food service; replacing some seats with recliners and slowly updating all the surfaces to a fresh, new appearance.


We appreciate our community and surrounding towns that make Shady Brook Cinemas 12 Your Muletown Movies!


Owner: H.P. "Vince" Vinson, III

Director: Connie Poling

IT Manager: Rob Brickner

Senior Manager/Booking: Teri Burcham

Operations Manager: Sheryl Grooms




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