Twelve Oaks Theatre

4162 Buford Highway NE,
Atlanta, GA 30345

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rivest266 on April 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

and closed in 1999.

rivest266 on April 14, 2018 at 2:12 pm

2 screens on May 23rd, 1975 and four on May 26th, 1989. Grand opening ads posted.

rivest266 on April 8, 2018 at 7:44 am

This opened on February 10th, 1971. Grand Opening ads in the photo section. This is the second theatre built by Loew’s in Atlanta named after the estates in “Gone With the Wind”.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on July 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Makes me sick how all the theaters I loved in Atlanta are GONE or changed drastically to the point they barely resemble the place they use to be. Doraville Mini Cinema GONE. Loew’s Tara GONE (the single screen) Briarcliff Village Theater GONE. Loew’s Grand GONE. Roxy Theater GONE. Toco Hills theater GONE. N.E. Expressway Drive-In and North 85 Drive-In theaters GONE. Original North Dekalb theatre GONE. I could go on and on, but you get the point.

galateasca on July 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

The shopping center is now called Plaza Fiesta and is primarily a Latin/Spanish shopping center, with a few Asian run stores as well. Most the the Buford Highway corridor has a more ethnic bent now than when I grew up there. The glass wall that separated the theater from the mall has a huge climbing/kids playhouse thing there, blocking the entrance.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

You must have worked for several theatre chains ROBIN!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Now Showing 12 Oaks 2 Cinemas: “A NEW LIFE” rated PG-13
“JOHNNY BE GOOD” rated PG-13

MARCH 28 1988.

Kenneth Johnson
Kenneth Johnson on February 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

Twelve Oaks 4 is still standing. It was home to Atlanta Live and is now home to DREAMZ ATL night club since 2007. I believe the auditoriums are still in tact just used for different levels of the club like VIP, various other forms of entertainment operating simultaneously.

TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

Like the picture of the sigh when it was a Loews.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

He seemed like a nice guy on TV. Wouldn’t think he was ever a theatre manager since seeing show. He really loved films i can tell. Wasn’t he a film critic on his show comments on movies? i sorta remember him interveiwing folks like BURT REYNOLDS in his Georgia movie days.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on February 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I have some of his stuff on tape. Again, if I had only known that he wouldn’t be around I would have taped his show more often. Also, Jim was VERY generous when it came to One Sheet Posters. He had access to anything he wanted from National Screen Service and was very generous to the friends of his who collected memorabilia. He gave me alot of posters and stills throughout the years.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Cliff, I remember him from PBS shows that would air in AUGUSTA. Yeah, i knew Jim Whaley. Always loveed those one sheets that surrounded his set. I bet Georgia public TV has his shows on tape somewhere.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on February 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

oh wow, thanks Roger. I appreciate the feedback on that. Did you grow up in Atlanta? Jim Whaley hosted a PBS show on Channel 30 WPBA called CINEMA SHOWCASE. I met him when I was nine years old and he was manager of the Village Theatre. Jim’s no longer around but nobody knew more about film and in particular, film music than he did.
Thanks for watching.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Clifford,that was a fantastic movie you shot about the movie ticket.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on February 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

omg, I REMEMBER that concession stand. First film I ever saw at the Loews Twelve Oaks was HOUSE OF WAX in 3D. Both the Loews Twelve Oaks and Loews Tara made GONE WITH THE WIND part of the heading above the concession stand. Man, that brings back memories when it was ONE theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Robin. Please put the pictures i am sending you on CT. I also have THE HILLTOP, DANIEL VILLAGE and MILLER too. I have the picture you put on framed from the Imperial.

robinmitcham on February 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

Here is a photo of the concession stand in about 1985.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on July 10, 2009 at 1:56 am

This was a great theater in it’s day. The first film I ever saw at the LOEW’S TWELVE OAKS was HOUSE OF WAX in 3D. Later they would twin the theater and as Twin Theaters went, it wasn’t too bad. I vividly remember seeing Elizabeth Taylor in THE BLUE BIRD there. Another film that stands out in my mind was THE FURY.
I loved that theater. In subsequent years whenever I returned to Atlanta I would visit it and sadly, it was never the same.

WHITEFIELD on June 27, 2007 at 6:13 pm

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JackCoursey on January 10, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Here are additional photos of the 12 Oaks:

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longislandmovies on January 10, 2007 at 3:57 am

what is this theaters current use…….

JackCoursey on December 26, 2005 at 2:50 pm

Here are a couple of recent photos of the 12 Oaks.

JackCoursey on October 7, 2005 at 4:13 pm

Here are a couple of shots of the Loews Madison Square theatre in Nashville. It is of the same cast and era as the 12 Oaks but remarkably remained a single screen up until its closing.