East Point Theatre
1493 Jefferson Avenue,
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Listed as being located at 116 Jefferson Avenue (since re-numbered?). The Russell Theatre was opened on October 1, 1940 with Tyrone Power in “Johnny Apollo”. Part of either the Georgia or Story Theatre chain, the Russell Theatre was a charming little neighborhood theatre where moms would drop their kids off for the Saturday matinee, assured that whatever was being screened would meet with their approval. The Russell Theatre was still operating in 1952. It was later renamed East Point Theatre (not to be confused with the East Point Theatre located at 314 N. Church Street). After the theatre closed, a pipe organ was installed in auditorium and the site was used for private screenings and events. Both the theatre and the entire block it resided on were demolished in sometime during the late-1970’s and early-1980’s.
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