|Former names||Memphis Auditorium and Market House|
The auditorium opened in 1930. The first performance was held by John Philip Sousa.
The auditorium was segregated and had a separate entrance and balcony for black patrons, and in 1945 a performance of Annie, Get Your Gun did not go ahead because the cast included black members.
The Memphis Tigers basketball team also played select games at Ellis. They upset number 3 ranked Louisville at the venue in February 1957.
Ellis Auditorium was demolished in 1997 and replaced by the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
- Bond, Beverly; Sherman, Janann (29 September 2003). Memphis in Black and White. Arcadia Publishing. p. 99.
- Bond, Beverly; Sherman, Janann (29 September 2003). Memphis in Black and White. Arcadia Publishing. p. 104.
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- Bernardo, Mark (2011). Elvis Presley: Memphis. Roaring Forties Press. p. 40.
- "David Bowie's career brought him to Memphis twice". WMC Action News 5. 11 January 2016.
- "Tiger Basketball History".
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