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The Ritz was a segregated theatre located at 438 Atlanta Ave.
The theatre opened in 1983 as a twin and was later expanded into a five screen multiplex.
There were two Lakewood Theatres: the original with a seating capacity of around 165 was located at 1725 Lakewood Ave SE and was in operation between 1940 and 1950. The last Lakewood Theatre was located at 2027 Stewart Ave SW, had a seating capacity close to 800 and was in operation between 1969 and 1985. Both have been demolished.
The Hanger Theatre’s address was 1001 Virginia Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354.
According to the 1940 Atlanta City Directory the theatre was located at 819 Donald L Hollowell Parkway NW (formally the Bankhead Highway).
Here is a 2008 photo of what remains of the former Roswell Theatre. According to the 1960 City Directory, the theatreâ€™s address was 944 Canton Street, Roswell, GA.
The American opened around 1930 as the Toyland Theatre.
Here is a 2008 photo of what remains of the upstairs cinema.
Here is a 2008 of what was formally the Skyline/Tysonâ€™s Corner Cinema
Hereâ€™s a 2008 photo of what remains of the West Spring.
Here is a November 2008 photo of what remains of the Lyric. The theatre closed around 1955 and the interior has been completely gutted.
I shutter at the thought that someone might, since it sat abandoned so long after it closed, deem it architecturally significant and make an effort to restore it. Definitely one of the worse cinemas to ever grace the landscape.
Here is an April 2008 photo of the former Cinema Theatre. Aside from leveling the floor and opening up the projection booth (or was it the balcony) it appears that much of the auditorium is still intact. Although the screen is gone the drapes which adorned it remain. I have yet to ever see a theatre which was configured in such a fashion.
Questions: Did this theatre have balcony seating?
Was there a concession stand on the auditorium level as well as the main level?
Here is an April 2008 photo of the former Palm Theatre.
Here is a March 2008 photo of what remains of the Fairfax Theatre. Its interior has been completely gutted along with most of the exterior.
Apparently the Bardlick Theatre is no more. The 5105 Bradlick Road address is an office park which appears to have been built around the time the theatre closed in 1985. The shopping plaza next door does not appear to have ever had a 900 seat theatre as a tenant.
The building which currently occupies the 7857 Heritage Drive address is a three story office complex which appears to have been constructed within the last ten years. The status should be changed to Demolished.
As of late October 2008, the Hybla Cinema appears to have been closed for quite some time: 1, 2, 3
According to Robert Headly, the Lee operated as a cinema 1936-1951, had a seating capacity of 570 and was located at 709 East Washington Street in Falls Church, VA.
The cinema with the 5141 Leesburg Pike address is now a McDonaldâ€™s Restaurant which not only retained but improved on many of the cinemaâ€™s lobby features.
Does anyone have any photos to share of the Langley made when during the time it was operating as a cinema?
Although I did not get to see the interior, I was informed by some of the local merchants that it is relatively good condition.
Here are August 2008 photos of the former Cameo Theatre. Note that the property is for sale. 1, 2, 3
Here is a April 2008 photo of the former Buckingham Theatre.
The following are September 2008 photos of the former Paramount Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4