Cobb Theatre

23 1/2 Park Square NE,
Marietta, GA 30060

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Cobb Theatre

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The Cobb is the little sister of the Strand Theatre a few doors up the block. Although the building has hosted various tenants since it ceased showing movies, most of the theatre decor, at least on the exterior, is still intact. I noticed during a visit to Marietta earlier this year that the building seemed vacated. It would be great to see both it and the Strand restored to their former glory.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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raymondstewart
raymondstewart on June 1, 2005 at 6:26 pm

Was a Cobb Theaters property. I knew a guy who was the manager there at one point known as “Cobby”, who went to work for Martin and stayed on until after Carmike took over. I never knew the Cobb to be open as a theater and have heard that it closed sometime in the mid-60’s.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 2, 2005 at 11:27 pm

Here is a 2003 photo of the Cobb: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maincourse/
Unfortunately the digital camera I was using at the time had a very low resolution.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on January 2, 2006 at 12:25 am

Here are a couple of interior and exterior shots of the Cobb made last month. Amazing how much of the original theatre is still intact. The current tenants, the 3 Bear Café, have put a lot of effort into it.

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on December 5, 2007 at 3:42 am

Here is a photo of the old Cobb Theatre.
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dugfowlr
dugfowlr on January 20, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I remember going to the Cobb in the 1940’s when there was a break in between reels of the movie. I guess one of the projectors was broken, and they had to load the next reel on the one working. I think the movie was either a western or a Judy Canova movie.

Teasie
Teasie on April 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

In the 1950’s my sisters, Jerry & Shirley Wallace worked at the Cobb & when I was about 5 yrs. old they started taking me with them to see the movies & then Sharky, the bellhop would help me cross the street to play in the park by myself. My sister could see me from the ticket booth. Boy was that a different world! Does anyone remember Sharky or know anything about him?

acatos
acatos on December 4, 2010 at 2:16 am

Recently, the Cobb Theatre has been occupied by a succession of restaurants. During it’s existence as the Three Bears, Jack took the picture that he has at his site and I also saw that room as it is depicted there. Since then that restaurant has closed and the theatre is now home to a different restaurant. I’m not sure how that has affected the integrity of the theatre appearance. I saw movies at the Cobb several times in the 1960’s.

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