Ponce de Leon Theatre

231 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on May 29, 2014 at 2:43 am

Seating was listed at 472 when it opened.

1234
1234 on June 26, 2007 at 6:15 pm

The Ponce de Leon Theatre opened March 7, 1927 with the film “Hot Water” starring Harold Lloyd. And was located at Ponce de LEon and N. Boulevard. The Excelsior Mill was over on North Avenue across the street from the Sears store and next to the railroad bridge.

Don K.
Don K. on June 24, 2005 at 9:05 pm

450 seats sounds just right for the Ponce de Leon Theatre. It was roughly similar to the bygone West End Theatre that once stood on Lee Street in West End, as well as the Kirkwood Theatre cited earlier.

Fifty years ago I saw westerns starring Randolph Scott and Alan Ladd at the Ponce de Leon.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on June 24, 2005 at 6:26 pm

Was this that Excelsior mill place that popped up during the 70s?

Don K.
Don K. on June 24, 2005 at 5:11 am

The Ponce de Leon Theatre stood on the north side of Ponce de Leon Avenue, several doors east of the intersection where Boulevard intersects Ponce de Leon Avenue from the south and becomes Monroe Drive north of Ponce de Leon Avenue. The only street address that I am aware of is 506 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE.

This was one of the neighborhood theaters that my dad took me to in the 1950’s. As nearly as I can recall, it was a relatively small theater like the Kirkwood Theatre at 1965 Boulevard Drive, SE.

The Ponce de Leon Theatre closed circa 1956. The building stood empty for many years. To the best of my knowledge, the property was never used by any other business. As I recall, it was demolished in the early 1970’s.