210 Peachtree Street,
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This theatre was a movie palace contained inside a complex of buildings which also included the Henry Grady Hotel. It was built in 1926 and opened November 15, 1926 as Keith’s Georgia Theatre, with Laura La Plante in “Her Big Night” and 5 acts of vaudeville. It was renamed the Roxy Theatre on December 30, 1938, reopening with Jane Withers in “Keep Smiling” and variety acts on the stage. It was converted into a Cinerama theatre from April 12, 1956 screening “This Is Cinerama”. It was demolished in 1972 to make way for Atlanta’s seventy-story Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.
According to recent reports, the Roxy’s theatre organ is to be be re-installed in the Strand Theatre, presently undergoing restoration and located in nearby Marietta, GA.
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