Akers Mill Cinema

2967 Cobb Parkway NW,
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Akers Mill Cinema

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One of the first crop of General Cinema theatres that sprouted throughout the Metro Atlanta area during the early 1970’s. This generation of GC theatres was very basic, with uncomfortable seating and small screens. This entire breed was demolished, with the exception of the Akers Mill, by 1980.

The Akers Mill stood pretty much as it did when it closed in 1997, with the distinctive GC logos and decor still intact. It was demolished in 2008.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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sgbacks
sgbacks on May 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm

From 1986 to 1988 my friends and I would go to the midnight movies on Friday and Saturday night at Akers Mill. Most of us worked next door at Toys R Us. We always had a great time, hanging out in the parking lot beforehand,etc. The Rocky Horror Picture Show played every weekend, of course. Other movies they showed quite a bit were Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Heavy Metal, Hellraiser 1&2, and from time to time a regular first run feature that was shown during normal hours. It was great to see the pictures of it on this site as I don’t live in the area anymore and probably haven’t seen that theatre in 16 years or so. They brought back alot of memories. Thanks,Jack for the photos.

StanMalone
StanMalone on November 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Nothing but a dirt lot now.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on November 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

I shutter at the thought that someone might, since it sat abandoned so long after it closed, deem it architecturally significant and make an effort to restore it. Definitely one of the worse cinemas to ever grace the landscape.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm

When I worked at GCC’s GEORGIA SQUARE MALL CINEMAS,I had to run up to AKERS MILL. I think THE TWILIGHT ZONE was Playing and i want to say OCTOPUSSY was also there. I did go over to the AMC,because I had never been to an AMC since ATHENS and AUGUSTA never had them. I was really impressed and could not believe AKERS MILL was still open.Wasn’t it in almost walking distance of AKERS MILL?

DaveNewton
DaveNewton on December 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

The longest I ever waited in line to see a movie was at this theater, over 6 hours for the first STAR TREK movie. My friends and I kept taking turns going back to the car and ‘partying’ while other friends held our place in line, so we could barely stay awake when we finally were watching the movie. I applied for a job at this theater in 1979 or ‘80, but didn’t get it. Oh well!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Dave, it’s a pity you didnot get hired.I hope you got on with another theatre chain.I had the best years of my life at the theatres.I read about people on CT with such a love for the business,but alot of them never working at a Theatre.

jumboloan
jumboloan on January 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I worked as a doorman and perpetual popcorn popper for this theater which would be sold to customers days later. I moved on to Plitt Promenade, a much better management experience. The movie halls were long and narrow, very poor experience. This theater did not have much to offer except very attractive carpeting and their opening jingle (do dat do, do dat do, do dat do…) . I do remember watching Flashdance, AC/DC Back in Black, and The World According to Garp endlessly during that summer.

I wish only the best for foxy Kim and Mr. Bailey!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Thanks Mr.Projector.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Mr.Projector,Knows Robin.Tlsloews.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm

96 Rock PURE ROCKn'ROLL MIDNIGHT MOVIES at Akers Mill were on Oct 15 1988, “ROCKY HORROR”, “BEETLEJUICE” {weak midnight movie selecion,starting to lose managers like me that knew midnight movie crowds} also “M-3D:THE MOVIE”.

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