Ben Hill Twin

3642 Campbellton Road,
Atlanta, GA 30311

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Ben Hill Twin

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An Eastern Federal property, was like two Cobb Cinemas next to each other. Drew pretty good crowds in the day since it was out by itself, west of Greenbriar/Westgate and several miles north of Old National. With a limited number of screens in the southwest part of Atlanta there was plenty of product to go around. Last time I was in the area I couldn’t locate it anymore so it has changed so much that you can’t recognize it anymore.

Contributed by Raymond Stewart

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StanMalone
StanMalone on April 13, 2006 at 2:12 pm

The plaza is still there. The site of the old theatre is now the Nation of Islam masque or the church that sits next ot it. Or maybe they divided the space from the old theatre. I only saw this place once and do not really remember where exactly it was in that small shopping center.

Typical cheapo Eastern Federal build of the type they threw up in the early 70’s with nothing like the character of the Cherokee, Toco, Belvedere generation.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on April 14, 2006 at 12:06 am

The theatre is/was located at 3642 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 and was the north anchor of the Bell Hill Shopping Centre. The only film I can recall seeing there was Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (circa 1970). I am almost sure that the theatre’s rear seating area was reserved for smokers, a convenience absent in 21st century cinemas.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on November 8, 2008 at 12:46 am

The first time I went to this theater was to a private screening of Airport 1975 at midweek matinee. The theater was not grand but not a bad place to see a movie. It seems at that time the rear of the building was a smoking section.

From time to time I would see movies here. The last was the opus “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.” My how the mighty have fallen.

From what I remember, this theater closed about the same time Westgate closed.

Like I said it was not a palace but not a bad place to see movies.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on July 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

This theater has not been demolished. It is presently used as a mosque.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on July 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

Here is a picture of what was the Ben Hill Twin Theater.
www.flickr.com/photos/jfb57/4797767554/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 16, 2010 at 3:03 am

Did you ever take a picture of Stonemont 1 and 2 Theatres.I think they are the sister to Columbia 1 and 2 where i managed for a few years.In Augusta[Martinez.Ga.}

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on July 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm

No I never took pictures of the Stonemont. I only went there once. I do remember it was called Bollywood before it was demolished.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 18, 2010 at 3:26 am

I think it looked just like my theatre here and like the Cedar Bluff in Knoxville.All three ABC theatres opening about the same time.

stefankatlanta
stefankatlanta on January 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Saw House of Dark Shadows there.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on May 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

stefankatlanta You were not the only one. I did too. I think the last movie I saw there was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

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