A plaque honoring Carl Schwanebeck has been installed at the Grand Theater in Knoxville.

Schwanebeck, now deceased, was the owner of the theater in 1960’s through the 80’s according to his son Curt Schwanebeck. The Class of 1966 remembers Carl Schwanebeck fondly and a class member who visited the newly renovated Grand Theater, called the Village Theater during Carl’s time as the owner, felt he should be recognized. Class of 1966 alumna Pennie Sommar remembered Schwanebeck as a someone who cared for the people who visited his theater. Curt Schwanebeck says his family is honored to see Carl and his legacy with the theater in Knoxville memorialized.