AMC Fork & Screen

3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326

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AMC Fork & Screen

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Opened as the Tower Place in the early-1970’s, this was the second AMC theater to take root in the Atlanta area.

Although the Tower is a bit more spacious than its slightly older sibling, the Omni 6, it pales when compared to the multiplexes AMC has built in the Atlanta area since the 1980’s. Both the Omni and the Tower would probably easily fit into one of the larger auditoriums of the AMC Barrett Commons with room to spare.

During the mid-1990s, AMC converted the complex into a cinema and draft house venue and changed its name to the Buckhead Backlot. It became known as AMC Buckhead Backlot Cinema & Café, and by 2013 is the AMC Fork & Screen.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

StanMalone
StanMalone on March 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

AMC Tower Place 6.
Excalibur.
AMC (Unknown name, but probably Tower Place again.)
Metroplex.
AMC Buckhead Backlot Cinema and Cafe.
AMC Fork and Screen.

All of these names are the same theatre, namely this one.

There was never any Tower Place 6 theatre, AMC or otherwise, in Alpharetta on or near the site of the current AMC Mansell Crossing. That must be an error on the AMC site. That 1990 closing date probably refers to the year AMC first sublet this place to an independent operator. They just thought they were done with the place then. As you can see, they have left and come back a couple of times.

I am sure that they wanted to shut it down when they opened their 14 screen location at Phipps Plaza, less than a mile up the road, but maybe it was cheaper to run it than break the lease. Or maybe they find it useful as a testbed for different drafthouse style concepts.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

We’ll be deleting the listing at Cinematour this evening to help end the confusion. :o)

jeterga
jeterga on August 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Here one more photo.

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rechols
rechols on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

I patronized the Tower Place 6 from the time it opened until some time in the 80s.
It was on the lower level of the Tower Place mall -to the left was a French restaurant called
Anne Marie’s – to the right, for a while was a disco called Kraz. Across the Piedmont Road side of
the mall was Kroger and The Limelight. I remember Tower Place 6 as perhaps the first movie theater I went to where the concession people wore some type of uniform.
I wasn’t sure what was happening with the place when it went to “dollar show” status. Then
I really couldn’t figure things out when all shows were one cent. That’s right, a penny.
I saw Schindler’s List and many other movies there some time in the 80s for a penny. I heard they were going out of business, and I thought perhaps the one cent admission was some kind of tax write off.
As I remember, the TP6’s marquee was on Peachtree Road at the entrance to the mall – correct?
Funny, I don’t get as nostalgic for those multiplexes as I do for the real theaters.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Nice looking AMC theatre.Thanks for the photos.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Now called AmC Fork and Spoon. !

StanMalone
StanMalone on December 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm

That would be the AMC Fork and Screen, not spoon.

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