Cobb Center 6

2120 South Cobb Drive,
Smyrna, GA 30082

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Cobb Center 6

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Started out as a single screen, 1,000-seat theatre, got twinned, added two more auditoriums on the back, the had the original divided up into four for a total of six screens. Was a Georgia Theater Co. property, they sold to UA, then it went to a private operator for a while.

The guy who owned Septum tried to build a new chain, Kings Cinemas, and started with this location. Did a decent job refurbishing the place and made a decent go at it for a while but later closed. Last I was by it was condemned. I can still remember “Gone with the Wind” on it’s giant original screen, just before the first TV showing in the 1970’s.

Contributed by Raymond Stewart

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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Newspaper ad from 1964 and a nice write up on “A Hard Days Night.”

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StanMalone
StanMalone on June 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Write up on the 1964 single strip presentation of How The West Was Won at the Cobb with newspaper ad:

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rolltidega
rolltidega on June 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I worked at Cobb Center 6 back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I loved that job! It saddened me when it closed down but it was bound to happen. Too many new big chains with stadium seating and more screens. Come join the Cobb Center 6 Facebook group if you want to reminisce! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=90742341817

DaveNewton
DaveNewton on December 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

This is the first theater I can remember going to; I remember seeing Goldfinger there when I was 3 years old. I remember really wanting to see the Beatles' Let It Be when it was playing there in 1970, but my parents wouldn’t take me, darn it. I have lots of fond memories of this theater, so sorry to hear that its condemned now.

jeterga
jeterga on August 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Here a aerial photo.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Boxoffice of December 7, 1964, ran this brief item about the air conditioning system in the new Cobb Center Theatre. There is a photo of the auditorium. The caption places the theater in Marietta rather than Smyrna, but it must be this house.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

This opened on July 24th, 1964. I have uploaded an grand opening ad here. It was the first cinema to open in the county after the war.

Rstewart
Rstewart on September 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Drove by yesterday and it looks like it has been stabilized and boarded up. No sign of the condemnation notice I saw a couple of years ago and a big “FOR LEASE” sign on the building. A Smyrna cop was sitting there so I didn’t spend too much time looking the place over, didn’t want to have to answer too many questions since I now have an out of state drivers license and was in a rental car.

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