Columbia Square Cinemas

4020 Washington Road,
Augusta, GA 30907

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

COLUMBIA ONE we open to pretty good crowds with CAPRICORN ONE. It was about a fake landing on Mars. I enjoy sitting down in slow periods and watching it. { years later i met HAL HOLBROOK a co star in the movie and asked him about it.He could not remember what i was asking about.Goes to show you. For an actor it is hit your mark and say your lines. The fans expect so much it seems.}

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I made a mistake I was fired Nov.9 1980. Glad i kept a journal.
Hey, at least i loved the business enought to jot down the 1970’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Just got the news we are getting “10"I hear it has an R rating. Set for COLUMBIA TWO.BO DEREK stars . I hear she is the next RAQUEL WELCH.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm

COLUMBIA TWO We are getting SIDEWINDER ONE a movie about motocross. I just don’t see any business.Plus we will play day and date with the WEIS DRIVE-IN. Just why are we getting this film?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

COLUMBIA ONE we playing BREAKING AWAY which is about growing up in a small town and a bicycle race. What i see it looks like a good movie.But good movies like this hardly sell out. 1979

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Well, I saw DELIVERANCE and thought that would do it violence wise, but we picked up {I THINK FROM MASTERS 4 } MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and i could not believe the graphic scenes in this movie. Playing in COLUMBIA ONE.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

COLUMBIA TWO We have SGT.PEPPER and man the only good thing is STEVE MARTIN. I am pushing him on the marquee.

COLUMBIA TWO don’t like picking up second run from WEIS CINEMAS but HEAVEN CAN WAIT is a great movie.My mom loves it and she can’t stand movies today with the bad lanuage.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

1977 something called BAKER’S HAWK is coming to COLUMBIA ONE. It is some G RATED nature film.Come on guys.HECK, I should have stayed at NATIONAL HILLS. I really don’t want some of the trash WEIS plays but man.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

COLUMBIA TWO is getting CASEY’S SHADOW a horse movie.I bet it will do well in Aiken S.C. Big horse country. COLUMBIA one is getting FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI. the first BENJI cleaned up at NATIONAL HILLS.

1977 COLUMBIA TWO is picking up THE OMEN 2 from THE IMPERIAL. It should do okay out here since most of the folks out here will not go downtown. COLUMBIA ONE is playing a funny PETER FALK film THE CHEAP DECTECTIVE. SPOOOF on BOGIE movies.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm

April 2 1977 COLUMBIA TWO is still playing SLAP SHOT. COLUMBIA ONE IS getting THE LATE SHOW with ART CARNEY and LILY TOMLIN. I think this film will die. WE got word we are getting something called STAR WARS and THE DEEP. {we got the DEEP}

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

COLUMBIA ONE is getting EASY RIDER for a Late show. I love working with Tommy. He helped me with the display. No one sheets at all!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm

1977 Would you believe i just saw the booking sheet and we are getting the 1969 movie MAROONED with GREGORY PECK.I saw this on NBC SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. That is an 8 year old film.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm


1977 The big wigs at ABC THEATRES gave ue THE GOODBYE GIRL.But 3 other theatres are playing it here. Two Drive ins and SOUTHGATE CINEMA which is now charging 99 cents a seat. We are charging $3.00 a seat first run prices.


well.It is tuesday and i will be in the box office again. and then again on thursday. GENERAL CINEMA IS looking good when the mall opens.Charles swears he is going to GCC.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Well, i never thought i would be putting TONY CURTIS' name on a marquee.Hasn’t he retired. Sure enought in COLUMBIA ONE we have THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN. It really looks like a winner. Oh, I am joking it died a quick death.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I am getting a little miffed about us picking up second run from GEORGIA THEATRES.We are ABC THEATRES and here comes CARRIE to be booked into COLUMBIA ONE after it playing at MASTERS 4. I guess if we get any business it will be because of JOHN TRAVOLTA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm

COLUMBIA TWO is showing SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with new PG version for kids. I guess they cut some bad words out.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Big snow storm or at least for Augusta. 3 inches maybe less. I call in Mr.Tinney said of course we are opening up. IN COLUMBIA TWO we were playing the animated Ralph Bashki’s LORD OF THE RINGS. NO one showed up for whatever was playing on COLUMBIA ONE,but yes we had a few for RINGS. NO 9;00 p.m. shows.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

BY watching it i mean Paul Adams had a TV in the booth, to make it clear see above story on Mr.Adams. I COULD SEE PAPILLON on tv or on the screen .WILD.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm


We are playing PAPILLON right now, probably 3rd or 4th run and guess what? It is playing on the CBS NIGHT AT THE MOVIES on channel 12 here in Augusta.No wonder we only have about six folks inside. Hey. You cannot make it up. I can walk up to the booth and watch it and walk over to the big glass window in COLUMBIA TWO and watch it. only in the theatre business.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Another truck movie HIGH BALLIN' with Peter Fonda and Jerry Reed. we played CONVOY and also SMOKEY AND HE BANDIT what is it about my theatre and all these trucker films. HIGH BALLIN' will play in COLUMBIA TWO.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Don’t ever think you can get fired from a job. I did. NOV. 9 1979.
Mr. Tinney had a wednesday evening employees meeting and i did not make it. Did not call. NOTHING. In my mind i had been to every Mr Tinney employees meeting since 1974. I MEAN i HAD HEARD IT ALL!!!!!!

AT the time was in college and working part time for local newsweekly.With, serious dreams of the WASHINGTON POST calling. So i missed the meeting.That night i came in to open up, we had about 30 MINUTE talk AND I could tell he really DID NOT WANT TO FIRE ME, because of all the guys with the keys he knew i was always there. But he had no choice. HE REALLY DID NOT.While all my other theatres buddies quit on their own.I was fired.My only real regret is that i never had a chance to get all the one sheets i had saved over the years. I heard when Mr Tinney quit the man that replaced him as city manager threw every one sheet in the trash. what a butt head.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 11:52 am

Charles, Tommy and me have decided to quit hitting the bars after work. Charles' girlfriend can get cheap beer on post FORT GORDON, I told them lets chip in and buy it we could stash it behind the screen in COLUMBIA ONE. About 10;30 OR SO i could walk down bag some up and have it iced up and just sit in the lobby after the show is over and just relax.
Well, we sit up a date they go to the post and buy it. i meet them at the theatre only to find Mr.Tinney in the office doing paper work. So i walk in some small talk, excuse myself to the restroom run like heck to the COLUMBIA ONE exit and let Chuck IN. Walk, back up. more small talk. i leave. i bet Mr. Tinney was thinking what the heck was that about. It was two cases of BUD.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 11:40 am

We are playing THE MARX BROTHERS COCONUTS and HORSE FEATHERS they did great at NATIONAL HILLS a few years earlier. I told Mr. Tinney they would do well here. That kind of LATE SHOW is just fun to work.No problems.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

You never forget some people, Paul Adams was such a man. Retired Army.Ran movies in the Army,so when he retired he got his Union card and went to work. All my theatre operators i knew were about four guys all about all of our theatres,Drive-ins too,were run by UNION pROJECTIONISTS.He was there with the sound guys getting the systems ready. worked with his relief man, Bob Gordon to get ready for opening night. I was there when he brought in a big lazy chair and color TV. Wow< i had never seen such a set up.
Plenty of sundays i could catch some of the ball games when the shows got in. color tv was great.However, when GCC OPENED at the mall Mr.Adams sent there. i don’t think he was too happy about it because COLUMBIA SQUARE was so close to his house. But you go where the union says. So THE COLOR TV moved out to the mall. In a few short years i would find myself back with Mr. Adams working for GCC.

They found out the A.C. DUCT over the platter in COLUMBIA TWO was REALLY SCREWING up the film on the platter. the answer? GOT a piece of cardboard and taped it up to send the air in a different direction. Wonder if some 17 year old kid would have thought that up because,Sadly, that is what is running most of the booths today. Mr ADAMS was replaced by Wave Ballard who would one day replace Mr Adams at the MALL.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 17, 2009 at 10:58 am

Columbia Two still playing COMA at 7:15 and 9:15

COLUMBIA TWO THE GAUNTLET checked the old newspaper i saved and doggone it our last show was at 10:00 p.m. THOSE are GCC times.

COLUMBIA ONE we are playing the big Georgia movie SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT,but is has played all over town.

COLUMBIA TWO now here is a rather strange booking the 1967 thiller WAIT UNTIL DARK. I think it played a week.

COLUMBIA ONE the Robby Benson movie ONE ON ONE.A basketball movie of all things.not much better in COLUMBIA TWO We have SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER.

COLUMBIA ONE the guys in the booking department are driving me nuts we have THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE the story of Cinderella.THIS makesSOMEBODY KILLED HER HUSBAND look great. At least we have a pretty decent late show tonight WHITE LINE FEVER. Some Action!