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Here is a current photo of the former Melrose. Note its striking resemblance to the Belle Meade: View link
Here is a current photo of the former Roxy/Woodbine. Note the street names on the corner sign: View link
I agree, but I wanted to get confirmation. I came across a thread that seemed to imply that the Glen and Decatur were one of the same, but upon reviewing the photo of the Decatur, I figured that unless the Decatur went through some major renovations, it was not the Glen. Thanks for your help. How much of the Glen is still in tact and is/was there anything distinctive about it? All that I can recall is the giant neon lettering on the facade. I never patronized the Glen because by the time I discovered it, it had degenerated into a very sleazy porno shop.
Was this ever know as the Glenn or Glennwood?
A 2005 photo of this theatre can be viewed at:
A 2005 photo of this theatre can be viewed at View link
Here’s a recent shot of the 7 Stages with the Variety Theatre in the background: View link
Belle Meade is incorperated into Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County. Try View link
Here is a current photo of the Capri: View link
Here is a current photo of the Mi De Ga: View link
Here is a very recent photo of the theatre:http://www.flickr.com/photos/92318075@N00/17496497/in/photostream/. It is currently slated to become a grocery store.
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A 2004 photo of the Polk can be viewed at View link
Here’s a shot of the Cobb circa 12/04 or 12/03 View link
I think the Ben Hill (est.1970 ?) was part of the Eastern Federal from the get go (they’re attempt to cash in on the Greenbrier Mall/Westgate market controlled by the Georgia Theatre chain.) I recall seeing Willy Wonka there during its initial run. Aside from the fact that both the Ben Hill and Stonemont began and ended their careers as twins, I don’t think there were any other similarities between the two.
Since the North Springs is still somewhat intact (based on a cursory view of the property last year) do you think it could be fitted for Cinerama?
Thanks Sam! The ABC theatres were my favourite circuit during my tenure in Marthasville. Didn’t they also build a triple down around Morrow before Plitt bought them out?
Are your photos posted anywhere on the web? It would be great to see the place again. What ever became of the Stone Mount? I can’t recall if it was an ABC or Plitt operation, but do remember that it wasn’t too bad of a venue.
I can’t stir up too much emotion at the passing of the T & C. It wasn’t very distinctive and whatever redeeming qualities it had were lost when the main auditorium was twinned.
Next time youâ€™re at the downtown library, check the old Cole and Polk directories from 1915 to date. In the early editions (circa 1900-1940) youâ€™ll probably need to look under the heading of “Movie or Motion Picture Theatres. The later editions have all of the listings under Theatres.
Ms Marsh site is as inconspicuous as she was. Oakland is the Dunwoody for the dead.
Tara, thy days are numbered.
I don’t have a clue. It can’t recall there being another cinema that close to the Emory.
Why not revert the main auditorium back to a single screen and put in statium seating? Was the main auditorium originally configured for cinerama? I never had the fortune to visit the theatre during the very few years it was a single screen.
The last theatres I knew of which were equipped with 70mm were the Fox, Tara, 12 Oaks, Delk, Towne Center, the Plitt Phipps Plaza, Stone Mount Twin and Merchants Walk. This was back in the late 70s, early 80s. Iâ€™m pretty sure the Fox still has 70MM and possibly the Tara. Was the North Dekalb about the same layout as the Lakewood? What was the capacity seating for these the theatres both prior to and after conversion to twins?