Baronet Theatre

632 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308

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The Baronet was built onto the Coronet Theatre in 1975. It shared both the Coronet’s ticket booth and marquee but had its on entrance, a single door that led up a steep stairway. The Coronet/Baronet had the distinction of being the last motion picture theatres to be built in downtown Atlanta. Both closed in 1980 and were demolished a few years later.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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StanMalone
StanMalone on October 27, 2005 at 5:01 am

120 seats. Located just opposite of the exit door from the balcony of the Coronet. Same projectionist ran both booths. The Baronet used a Cinemeccanica V18. Center aisle with only 4 or 5 seats on each side and a screen that rivaled the one at the old Universal Screening Room (capicity about 40) in its small size. Mostly a moveover / spillover house for the Coronet.

The theatre was staffed by one person who had the job of cleaning the auditorium each morning, and then spending the day tearing tickets and operating the makeshift concession stand. On weekends there would be an extra employee to staff the concession. No handicapped access at all. In fact, I doubt that the stairwell that Jack spoke of would even pass the fire code of today. Later, a boxoffice for the Baronet was added at the bottom of the steps that opened onto the sidewalk of Peachtree Street. It was used on weekends. At other times tickets continued to be sold from the Coronet box office which was located on the other side of the entrance doors of the Coronet.

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