AMC Fork & Screen

3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326

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StanMalone
StanMalone on December 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

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

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Now called AmC Fork and Spoon. !

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Nice looking AMC theatre.Thanks for the photos.

rechols
rechols on November 17, 2010 at 6:16 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.

jeterga
jeterga on August 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Here one more photo.

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm

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

StanMalone
StanMalone on March 18, 2010 at 4:50 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 4:17 pm

I don’t know where the information came from originally. We have it listed at that addres over at Cinematour as well… perhaps a bad listing somewhere back in the day?

Doonyman
Doonyman on December 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

I am confused. Another website says that an AMC Tower Place 6 used to be located on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA where the AMC Mansell Crossing 14 now stands. Is this an error on their part or was that actually ALSO an AMC Tower Place 6?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 24, 2008 at 12:22 am

THEATER NEEDS A NAME CHANGE!

kennyp354
kennyp354 on August 4, 2008 at 9:39 am

This theatre re-opened on July 11th as the new AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead. They did a full renovation including: new decor, new seats, new kitchen, full bar, new projection & sound equipment, new menu, etc.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm

ANYONE……………

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 30, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Have you been since it reopened???

kennyp354
kennyp354 on April 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Currently closed for renovation. Should reopen mid-summer.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on June 29, 2007 at 11:11 pm

Saw the RAT here tonight sold out ..love this theater

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 8, 2007 at 3:09 pm

The best run theater in Buckhead and around the local area ..very good pic and sound ..My #1 choice in this area…

Roark
Roark on December 3, 2005 at 12:52 am

Buckhead TowerPlace 6 was the ORIGINAL multiplex in Atlanta. I was the projectionist during the Dollar Day theater operation of Metroplex theaters in Buckhead Tower Place 6 … there wasn’t any periscopes/mirror set up when I was there… and that was right after AMC moved out from their Dollar Days set up they had going… they left because of all of the construction that was occurring in TowerPlace during the Pre-Olympic set up of the town. The crackpot independent that ran Metroplex let us do our thing and during the time I was running the screens, its was selling out all screens. Not much else helps movie houses more then to have nice looking screens presented to their patrons. After I was ripped-off by the indy-owner (funny how theater owners don’t understand the concept of a properly presented movie), I left and so did the business from what I understand, till finally Metroplex went under, or just out of that site, and AMC moved back in… nothing much was changed booth-wise Century projectors and Christy Platters (they did add DTS sound systems) but they sure polished up the lobby really nice, lots of brushed aluminum wall panels, new colorful carpet, and cool “club” seating (cut to a third or its original capacity) from 160-200 to about 60 – 80 people per theater. They turned the back storage room into the Kitchen prep area. The theaters are small though, but then again, it is a Parking Garage that has been converted… so not much room to renovate that.

Conceptually though, 10 years ago, they started what most majors are now turning to to save their businesses… Luxury seating, Real Food, and Customer Service in the way of waiters and waitresses. Classier then the “Cinema and Suds” second run joints that “come and go”… by giving the patrons some luxury surroundings to see their first run movies, redefining the term “Dinner and a Movie” AMC has a vision that is now being copied around the nation by ALL major movie chains.

StanMalone
StanMalone on November 29, 2005 at 12:22 am

Presentation wise, a terrible place to see a movie. As Jack said, small shoebox shaped auditoriums and even smaller screens. In its day, 6 theatres was considered a megaplex and it did play first run movies for the most part, so business was acceptable even though it had to compete with the Lenox Square 6 and the Phipps Plaza 3. (That would be the Cineplex Odeon operated original Phipps location.)

Two things I remember best about this place. First was the aisle lighting. This was in the days before Tivoli lighting and the aisles were lit up by tiny spotlights in the ceilings which were focused so as to shine only on its own section of the aisle. Not only did this cause the carpet strip of the aisle to be lit up in an otherwise dark theatre, but when anyone was walking up the aisle during a show it seemed as if there was a spotlight on them all the way to the lobby. Second was the projector setup. Individual booths for each theatre and just as small in their own right as the auditoriums. The ceilings were low and the ports for the projector beam were located at the very top of the wall without enough overhead space for the rest of the projector. The solution was to have the projector aimed at the front booth wall and into a periscope which bounced the picture off of mirrors and up to the port where it could be shot out onto the screen.

AMC tried several times to get out of this location but they must have some kind of long term unbreakable lease. On at least two occasions the site has been run by independent operators, once as a $ house. These seemed to be borderline if well intentioned efforts, and in each case, AMC was soon back on site. After AMC contracted to run the new 12 (later 14) screen theatre in the rebuilt Phipps Plaza they converted Tower Place to the Cinema and Drafthouse style Backlot that it is today.

A couple of years ago I was at the Tower Place office tower and a very friendly staffer let me in to see all of the changes. The auditoriums have been renovated and a wet bar / serving station setup installed in the rear of each one. Part of the seating has been removed and replaced by tables. I did not get to see into the booths, but he told me that the periscopes were gone. Other than the type of upgrades you would expect from an almost 30 year old operation the entrance and lobby are almost unchanged from opening day. The theatre is located on the ground floor of the 30 odd story Tower Place office building. Boxoffice and entrance open onto the outdoor plaza in front of the building.