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dmorg commented about Studio Movie Grill on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:22 am

Looks beautiful but I also would rather just see the movie and have my own popcorn. The Arclight in LA has the right idea, digital projection and no tolerance for talking or cell phones on.

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dmorg commented about Conyer Cinema 8 on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:55 am

Opened officially as Conyers Cinema 4 summer 1983. Pretty state-of-the-art compared to Salem Gate Twin down the highway. Played first run fare and had Dolby in the large theatres. Later expanded to five screens a year later, then eventually eight summer 1985. Did door-busting business up until the Carmike Crossroads 16 finally opened in 2001 and Conyers got with the times. Nice theatre for the time period as poor Salem Gate tried to compete but eventually went the dollar house route before closing.

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dmorg commented about Town Center Value Cinemas 10 on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Was home and saw “Death at a Funeral” for $1.99 with my Mom about a month ago. Not a bad place for the ticket price, decent crowd, probably was a state-of-the-art first run 10-plex in the ‘90’s.

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dmorg commented about Glenwood Drive-In on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for the photos J.B. My mom and I drove by our old houses and the Glenwood was in between both. We could not really tell where it was at, not a clue. I lived off Glenwood as a toddler in the early ‘70’s. God Bless you all for keeping these memories alive!

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dmorg commented about South Dekalb Cinemas 12 on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Stan, thanks so much for responding. You may have seen me there with my Mom and sister for sure! When did “Herbie Rides Again” play? ‘74 or so? Anyway, I remember the crazy lines when it was quadded.

I have to say again, I loved the narrow and long carpeted hallway to the box office. Very unique, it was almost like an art gallery.

I also remember going to the Candler Mini Cinema every once in a while, (the few times they showed a Disney movie, with soft-core porn playing in the next house! ah, the ‘70’s!) a midget compared to SD. Wonderful memories, thank God for this website.

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dmorg commented about Stonemont Theatre on Nov 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Yeah, I remember it was supposed to be some big state-of-the-art animated rock movie right? Didn’t it come out about the time HEAVY METAL did?

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dmorg commented about Stonemont Theatre on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I don’t know, guess I was just a kid and really dug the Fonz, that was his first big starring role then. And Sally Field was just so foxy from “Smokey and the Bandit”. A pretty grown-up PG movie for it’s time. Pity about the music, it really sucks. I never saw “American Pop” but I bet that’s happened to a quite a few movies.

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dmorg commented about Tara Cinemas on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I saw “Star Wars” there in 1977 when I was eight. We were running a bit late and it was a suprise. I remember the preview for “Saturday Night Fever” playing as we arrived. I can’t believe SW really wasn’t in Dolby Stereo there? Anyway, saw Dune in 70MM there Christmas ‘84. Last visit when I lived there was in 1999 and saw Hurlyburly. Hopefully it is still maintaining it’s art-house image, I checked moviefone and they ARE playing the Cohen Bros. “A Serious Man” on 2 screens!

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dmorg commented about Stonemont Theatre on Oct 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Yeah, that’s right! I was eight at the time and that song blew me away when He and Sally Field were making out at the end. There’s a silly cover song on the DVD. Must have been problems getting the rights from KANSAS. I wish a reperetory house (i’m in L.A. now) would play it.

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dmorg commented about Big Cinemas Peachtree Theatre on Oct 27, 2009 at 11:29 pm

This was called Peachtree Corners at one time. I believe it had all 10 screens from the beginning. Opened around 1990. Average state-of-the-art mulitplex for the time.

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dmorg commented about Memorial Drive 5 on Oct 27, 2009 at 10:58 am

I remember my Mom taking me to see “Tootsie” there Christmas 1982 when I was in sixth grade. “48 Hours” was playing there but I was too young. At the time, a very state-of-the-art mulitplex with an interesting layout. Unfortunately, that area got WAY overdeveloped when it came to multiplexes.

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dmorg commented about Regal Snellville Oaks 14 on Oct 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

Okay theatre, typical mid-90’s mulitplex. Shoebox autiriums, good sound for it’s time. Still open I think.

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dmorg commented about Stonemont Theatre on Oct 27, 2009 at 2:05 am

By the way, I think that Henry Winkler movie that played Stonemont was “Heroes”. Christmas 1977 South Dekalb picked it up when it got quaded is my guess. I saw it there, one week after seeing Pete’s Dragon playing next door (on two screens? in ‘77!) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar was playing in the last house which I was way, way, too young for.

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dmorg commented about Salem Gate Cinema on Oct 27, 2009 at 1:19 am

A monolith of film entertaiment for semi-rural Conyers, GA in the late 70’s to early 80’s. A bit schizo in programming, first-run, second-run, and some fillers. Very similar to Stonemont except smaller and mono, never had any kind of stereo as far as I can remember. We moved out to Conyers from Decatur in ‘78. It was very mediocre compared to the more urban yet weirdly more sophisticated programming at South Dekalb. A church now I believe.

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dmorg commented about Candler Road Mini Cinema on Oct 27, 2009 at 12:59 am

You know, it got a nice break with “All the President’s Men” in the summer of ‘76. It went through some weird inconsistent transitions though. One week in the summer of '75 it played Russ Meyer’s Supervixens and I think a Disney movie in the other house. Then it was playing XXX in both houses and known as “Cine Showcase”. Then it went back to a dollar house. Maybe the most schizophrenic theater I have ever known. I saw Disney’s Dr. Syn there on Thanksgiving weekend 1975. (Forgot what was playing next door, probably porn.) It was tiny but homey I remember. Remined me of a convenience store with a couple of small rooms with screens. Unforgettable though.