Cine Showcase Cinema

1137 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Cine Showcase Cinema

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The Peachtree Theatre was opened October 17, 1940 with John Garfield in “Castle on the Hudson”. By fall of 1948 it had been renamed Peachtree Art Theatre. It was closed in 1970 ending its days as an adult movie theatre. It was taken over by Weis Theatres and was refurbished, reopening as the Weis Theatre on July 31, 1970 with Alan Arkin in “Catch-22”. It was closed in 1976 and became an adult theatre in November 1976, known as the Cine Showcase Cinema.

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reg41
reg41 on February 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

The Peachtree Art was a very nice theatre in the 1964 – ‘65 time frame. Its atmosphere enhanced the films it presented. I saw “Woman in the Dunes”, “He Who Must Die”,“Seance on a Wet Afternoon” and several others. Most, except for “Seance” had subtitles. It had a good sized screen (my guess 40 feet) and always flawless projection. Admission was $1.50, same as Fox, Roxy, etc. Around 1970 or '71, the Weiss chain tried to turn it into a first run theatre, but it soon succumbed to the hotel and office building boom.

John_Allen
John_Allen on November 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I worked at the Peachtree Art when I was 15, back in 1959. It did not have a concession stand. No popcorn or drinks. They showed mostly foreign films at that time. Never had much of a crowd.

doneboy
doneboy on November 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a few points regarding the Peachtree Art Theatre which was operated by my father from 1946 until 1971. The theatre was located at 1137 Peachtree Street in Atlanta. It had a full concession area which featured imported candies and popcorn that was specially grown by the Word Popcorn Company in Scottsboro, Alabama.

The theatre was highly successful and overflow crowds were commonplace throughout it’s existence. Many notable Atlantans were regular patrons including Bobby Jones, the famed golfer, and Margaret Mitchell the author of Gone With The Wind. The theatre closed in 1971 due to the redevelopment of the property.

I hope that this clears up some misconceptions that seem to exist.

JBrantley
JBrantley on July 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Here is picture from Atlanta Time Machine of the Peachtree Art after it was the Weis Cinema.

http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/commercialbldgs/pch_1137.htm

JBrantley
JBrantley on July 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Actually the above link is when the Peachtree Art had become a porn house.

After the Cine Showcase had closed, I do believe that the Academy Theater used the building for a while. Presently the Academy Theater is in Hapeville.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm

This opened as Peachtree on October 17th, 1940. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm

and reopened as an adult cinema called the Cine Showcase Cinema on November 12th, 1976. Ad in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Closed in 1980 after a crackdown on adult cinemas.

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