Madison Theatre

496 Flat Shoals Avenue SE,
Atlanta, GA 30316

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Madison Theatre

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Unless you resided in this east Atlanta community during the mid 20th century, you probably would not know that this theatre ever existed. It has spent more years either vacant or for furniture storage that it ever did as a cinema.

You can get a view of the Madison’s exterior via:
http://larryfeltonjohnson.typepad.com/photos/east_atlanta/madison1.html

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

schmoyd
schmoyd on May 29, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Try 404-514-3384. It’s Abe Asher’s cell. He’s tough to track down and not real speedy about returning phone calls. Good luck with whatever.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 29, 2007 at 7:09 pm

THANKS FOR THE INFO ……………

filmcrushcollective
filmcrushcollective on December 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Does anyone happen to know if the marquee was demolished or if it ended up in someone’s hands? Also, any other information or a direction in which to research would be hugely appreciated. I’ve…got..a…..plan!

Jacob89ash
Jacob89ash on February 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

If anyone is interested in leasing the Madison Theater, let me know
i work with the owner

tripreed
tripreed on February 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

JacobA,
Could you please post some contact information. I would like to get in touch with you about leasing. Thanks.
Trip

Jacob89ash
Jacob89ash on February 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm


thats my email, email me and ill put you in touch with the owner

HistoricPreservation
HistoricPreservation on March 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I’m a historian and would gladly write the nomination to have the Madison Theater put on the National Register of Historic Places. I also work in the office of Historic Preservation for the state of Georgia. Our office receives all nominations for this designation throughout the state….so I know what they are looking for. There is currently no information on the Madison (or any of the building in the village) in our office, so I am creating a file. Ultimately, the whole of EAV could potentially be listed as a “Historic District” on the National Register. I’ve not done enough research to know that the neighborhood qualifies…..baby steps.

I’d also be willing to write a grant for the renovation of the property once it is listed on the national register.

I’ve begun doing historical research on the Madison property, but wondered if anyone would like to add to the lot of information I’ve already obtained. It sounds like a lot of you have done some research yourselves. Also, oral histories would be desirable in putting the nomination together as well.

JBrantley
JBrantley on July 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

For all it’s worth, I vaguely remember this being one of the porno houses in the mid to late 1960’s. I could be wrong but this fits the Flat Shoals address mention in the old ads. I remember riding by it one night and seeing people outside.

I would love to see it restored.

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