2210 N. Druid Hills Road NE,
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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres
Firms: Brookbank & Murphy
Previous Names: Martin's Georgia Cinerama
News About This Theater
- Oct 17, 2008 — Remembering Cinerama (Part VII)
The Martin’s Georgia Cinerama was the last Cinerama to be built in the Metro Atlanta area although there was some controversy as to if it was a “true” Cinerama, since it used single, as opposed to triple projection. Really great theatre just the same with 1,000-seats, a giant curved screen, 70mm projection and a quadrasonic sound system that just blew you away. It opened April 14, 1965 with Max von Sydow in “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.
Unfortunately on May 28, 1976 it was carved up into two flat screen auditoriums. Since the theatre was built for Cinerama, it did not transition very well into a twin. The seating would cause a crick in either the left or right of the neck (depending on which of the two auditorium you were in) due to the screens not being in alignment with the seats.
The Cinema & Drafthouse group made a go with the theatre after Martin left and returned it back to a one screener albeit not Cinerama. Within year it was twinned again then went dark a short time thereafter. It became the First Metropolitan Community Church and was later used for storage. It has since been demolished.
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