Twelve Oaks Theatre
4162 Buford Highway NE,
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Great theatre, both in general and size when Loews opened it around 1971. The theatre had two entrances, one via the mall interior the other through the parking lot. The theatre had a large flat screen, 35 and 70 mm projection and a fairly good sound system for its time. When “Deliverance” came out in 1972, it probably played longer at the 12 Oaks than any other theatre in town.
Around 1975, theatre was split down the centre and two much smaller screens were installed complimented with mono sound. The theatre continued to do OK despite it’s loss of luster (Robert Altman’s “Nashville” did a pretty good run there in ‘75.)
When Loews left town, Storey’s took over the 12 Oaks and George Lefont secured the Tara. The 12 Oaks was clinging for life at that point and Storey did all they could to keep it alive including using part of the lobby for video rental and dividing up the two shoebox auditoriums into four. The theatre breathed its last around 1998.
I don’t know if it is still standing or if it has been converted to retail space.
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