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Miah’s Restaurant is located in a former church building known as St Paul’s in the St Helens Road area of Swansea. Since its demise as a religiuos building it was used for several years as a cinema, before standing vacant for a decade or so. During this period the ravages of dry rot, dampness and building fabric degredation took a debilitating toil. However in 1998 its current owner realised the building’s potential as an exciting restaurant venue and, assisted by Micheal Batcup Architects began turning their dream into reality. Now restored the building provides a key landmark within the City’s fabric, and serves as a reminder to all that the sensitive rennovation need not be prohibited when saving structures of historical and architectural importance in Swansea.
NCG Cinemas is opening a 10-screen, movie theater with stadium seating, 3D and surround sound in the former Regal Cinemas building at 1050 Powder Springs St., near Bellemeade Drive in Marietta.
The city made the announcement late Thursday, after the cinema chain deal was finalized earlier this week. Construction on the multi-million dollar facility is tentatively scheduled in January, with a grand opening planned for early summer.
NCG Cinemas currently operates a cinema in Acworth. The planned cinema in Marietta will be the only one within Marietta’s city limits, said Beth Sessoms, the city’s economic development manager. She said she anticipates it will draw many west Cobb residents to Marietta.
“Right now, they have to go to Town Center to go to a movie, and it will be nice to have one closer, not only for people who live here but visitors who come to the Square that might want to go to the movies,” said Sessoms.
Sessoms said there were no incentives or tax breaks offered to NCG to open in the Powder Springs Street location.
During the renovation of the old Regal Cinemas facility, 50 contractors will be employed, and NCG expects to create 40 to 50 regular, part-time jobs as well as several full-time management positions, according to the city.
NCG Cinemas spokesman Pat O’Boyle said its Marietta cinema will be slightly smaller than the one in Acworth, which has 12 screens and was a newly constructed building, completed in December 2008.
O’Boyle said the ticket prices at the Marietta cinema will be similar to Acworth’s cinema pricing. NCG Acworth Cinemas offers $6 matinees Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday before noon. Regular admission is $9 adults, $8 students and military, and $7 for children and seniors. NCG always offers free refills on all sizes of soft drinks and popcorn, O’Boyle said.
“NCG is excited to come to the Marietta community and to be an active participant in the revitalization of the Powder Springs corridor,” NCG President Jeff Geiger said in a statement.
“We are encouraged by the fabulous demographics and the improvements already made in the area. Our new cinema will be a draw for the entire area and offer the nicest movie experience you will find anywhere in the nation.”
The new cinema is among several developments being planned in the Powder Springs Street redevelopment. Wal-Mart is seeking a permit for a 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market, which will be located across from the cinema. A 42,000-square-foot senior center is being constructed near the cinema site. A multi-use trail under construction is expected to connect the area to nearby neighborhoods as well as Marietta Square, and streetscape enhancements have begun for the area.
City leaders and representatives from the Neighborhood Cinema Group celebrated June 21 the opening of a multi-million dollar, 10-screen theater at 1050 Powder Springs St. The theatre, which includes stadium seating, 3-D and surround-sound technology, is the only cinema in the city. It is expected to create 40 to 50 regular part-time jobs and several full-time management positions
Here is the address 7716 North Main St Jonesboro Ga 30236.
The Movie Theater is an 8 cinema theater with a total of 1,600 + seats. The theater has had a several hundred thousand dollar makeover. The property includes 8 projectors. All equipment in the space goes with the property
Frank Theatres in nearby Lithonia has closed.
A handwritten sign on the glass entrance doors reads: “No longer in business. Thanks for your patronage.” There is a sad face drawn on the note.
The theater, located at 2244 Panola Rd., has been through several changes over the years. Before it was Frank Theaters, it was Legacy Covington Square 8.
In late November, two theater employees were robbed at gunpoint at the theater, where the suspect took between $1,500 and $2,000 in cash
This theatre is now a popular night club.
At one time the front was glass/60’s modern. Now its all blocked up
Front view of the old Lakewood Theatre. If you didn’t know it was once there,you would not ever know a theatre was in this location
The Thunderbird Drive-In was one big drive-in theatre! It was easily seen from I-285 at the Jonesboro Rd exit! Feel free to share your memories and enjoy the old pics as well.
AMC Theatres is opening its newest IMAX theater in metro Atlanta April 29.
AMC Stonecrest 16 has dedicated one of its 16 screens to the IMAX format, bringing the number of IMAX screens in metro Atlanta to six.
The IMAXÂ® theater at AMC Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia has been custom-designed for a multiplex.
To maximize the field of view in the modified auditorium, the screen was replaced with a larger, slightly curved and specially treated IMAX screen positioned closer to the audience.
IMAXâ€™s digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAXâ€™s proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contrast. A proprietary sound system also cuts down on distortion.
Here some photos when it first open.
General Cinema was a nationwide chain of movie theaters that operated from 1935 until 2002. The theater chain, in its prime, operated approximately 621 screens, some of which were the first cinemas certified by THX. Its mascot was Popcorn Bob and his Candy Band, which graced the company’s policy trailers from 1993 until 2002 and were created by Lucasfilm. For a time, General Cinema also owned the department store Neiman Marcus and the publisher Harcourt Brace, as well as radio stations in several major markets. The company suffered greatly when it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2000 and what remained of the company afterward was acquired by AMC Theatres in 2002. With the acquisition, the Credits program merged into the MovieWatcher network.
The General Cinema Corp. trademark was placed up for auction on December 8, 2010
This theatre is now a night club venue
Plitt Theatres was one of the largest chain of cinemas in the United States. 1985 Plitt Theaters was sold to Cineplex Odeon Corporation
The Fulton Blvd Drive-In was one huge drive-in,
Share your favorite Fulton Blvd memories here,
enjoy the old pics as well!
Here a photo when the marquee was at gwinnett drive-in
Here some photos
When the Fulton Blvd Drive-In closed in 1971 they actually moved there marquee to the Scott Drive-In that was located in Decatur, GA. When the Scott Drive-In closed in 1977 this same marquee was then moved once again to the Gwinnett Drive-In that was located in Norcross, GA.
Here two photos
Here one more photo
The photos were from 1954 and 1953.
Here more photos
In the fall of 1916, a 925-seat theater, the Southeast’s largest movie house, opened in the Central Business District and the original theater district of Atlanta. The theater’s name was the Rialto, which is defined as exchange or marketplace. The Rialto continued to operate during the Depression and at one point in its history boasted the largest electric sign above the marquee south of New York City. In 1962, the original theater was torn down and a new 1,200-seat Rialto was erected on the same site. It was the first movie theater to be constructed in downtown Atlanta in 35 years and stayed open until 1989 before falling victim to a declining downtown economy.
In 1991, Dr. Richard Koehler, then director of the School of Music at Georgia State University, was approached by real estate consultant David Haddow about relocating the School to several vacant buildings in the block bounded by Forsyth, Luckie, Fairlie and Poplar streets. As an advocate for a downtown performing arts center.
Following a very successful $14 million fund-raising campaign, led by Georgia State University president Carl V. Patton and A.W. “Bill” Dahlberg, a GSU alumnus and president of the Southern Company, construction began in the fall of 1994 on the old Rialto Theater
Extensive renovations were needed to make the Rialto a state-of-the-art concert and performance hall. The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts now boasts superb acoustics after the theater’s roof was raised 12 feet. Interior renovations include a larger lobby to handle patrons, box office facilities, ADA-accessible improvements, new stage with proscenium, orchestra pit and 833 new comfortable seats.
In March 1996, the reopening of the 833-seat Rialto Center for the Performing Arts marked a turning point in the revitalization of the historic Fairlie-Poplar District of downtown Atlanta. Since the reopening of the Rialto, more than 600,000 patrons have experienced performances ranging from theater to dance to music offerings including jazz, blues, rock, and classical. The old Rialto Theater has been successfully transformed into a first-class performance venue.