Arrowhead 3 Theatre

6431 Tara Boulevard,
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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Arrowhead 3 Theatre

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While the Plitt Southlake was the classiest cinema on the south side, the Arrowhead was the area’s state of the art big screen complex. Opened by the Weis theatre circuit in 1973, the Arrowhead’s design was a dynamic mix of concrete, aluminum and steel.

The Arrowhead had 3 large square auditoriums, all equipped with giant screens and incredible sound. The lobby was situated in the front centre of the auditoriums and featured a really neat circular concession stand. Andy Warhol would have loved it! The Arrowhead was one of the elite four metro Atlanta theatres to present the first run of “Star Wars” in 1977.

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brazilianjiujitsu
brazilianjiujitsu on December 16, 2005 at 6:47 am

This was a great Theather. I went there as a small child during the 70s till it closed in ‘89. I saw many of movies there… Star Wars, King Kong 76, The Deep, Inframan, Enter the Ninja etc. The theather became a dollar theather in '84. The last move I saw there was Hellraiser 2. After it closed, it became Comcast Cable. Now it is a medical center. I sure do miss it.

JesseBrantley
JesseBrantley on February 13, 2006 at 1:47 pm

This was another theater of my youth. In the early 70’s you could see any first run movie here (These include Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.)

I remember going to see matinees here after working all night. When AMC took over, they made the lobby look better. I guess now it could survive as an art house. Unfortunately it is probably gutted out and is now a trade school.

I hate to see all the old things go.

Jedireject
Jedireject on June 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm

I lived at this theatre in my youth and through High School when it was a dollar house. It was a great date theatre as a couple of the houses had little coves to the left and behind the entrance doors to the theatre where you could sit, watch the movie and have a little privacy. Unfortunately the area started going down and all the newer theatres finally shut it down.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on July 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

Here is what the Arrowhead 3 looks like today.
www.flickr.com/photos/jfb57/4751677883/

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