Art Theatre

555 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm

yep, museum sits there now….ACDECOSTER….

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Mike Rogers on September 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

THEATRE NEVER SAT 550, more like 150, very small…

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Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

i have few that were found in the old MILLER Theatre.

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Mike Rogers on February 12, 2013 at 3:31 am

i was talking to friend whose dad ran movies down the street at the Imperial;he loaned several of his nice one sheets to Joe Goode[owner]for pictures playing and never got a single one back…Guess JOe never used NSS.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

JOE GOODE had changed the name to CINEMA ONE during the KUng-FU era.Playing “ENTER THE DRAGON” and “TRIPLE IRONS” wonder what the “Dragon” print looked like.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Movies that were booked at the ART THEATRE.
June 1 1968 “THE HUNT” rated X
June 14 1968 rated X “ELVIRA,MADIGAN”
August 30 1968 “POOR COW” rated X
June 13 1969 “TO INGRID MY LOVE LISA” rated X

July 4 1969 “GREETINGS”

August 15 1969 “THE GRADUATE” [S.M.A rating}

June 8 1971 “SIGN OF AQUARIUS” rated X. “BONNIE and Clyde” played here to, admission was a dollar a seat. I guess all the X -rated movies were considered Art Films?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

No way this theatre had 550 seats maybe a little over 100,it was built down in a a large basement.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

few Flicks Joe Goode had, 6-31 -71 “GUESS WHAT WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL TODAY” Rated R,Next week he was playing,and it is hard to believe,“GONE WITH THE WIND”,Never would have guessed it. Opening June 25 1971 was “GIMME SHELTER”, “BENJAMIN” rated X plays 8-24-69.

Nov.28 1969 the X rated “FANNY HILL” opens. July 7 1967 he has “MAN AND A WOMAN” rated X. Nov.7 1969 and “PAMELA.PAMELA,YOU ARE…” rated X. Dec 25 1970 and “END OF THE ROAD” rated X is showing. May 8 1970 “I,A WOMAN,part II” rated X. Dec.22 1967 “CLIMAX” wasn’t a movie code then, Adults only.

Wide selection of films for sure at the Art theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Well, I dealt with Kenny Rogers in Athens,He had a big horse farm there,It is onGEORGIA SQUARE CINEMAS GCC on CT,but you have read it. He never wanted in free,And really in Augusta I don’t remember JAMES BROWN ever asking to come in for free. If I spotted him in line i would quietly escort him in and he got such a big kick out of. I guess you got to do some small talk,but I am sure most locals left them alone.

TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Mike in reply of you comment Mar 20,2010 no I never let them in free,for one, they never asked, Waylon Jennings and his wife Jessi would come to the Loews Crescent always about 20 minutes after the show started,they would just buy their tickets never stopped at the conncessions sometimes they left before the movie ended I think they were just killing time till they had to be somewhere else,no body seemed to even notice them.Johnny Cash was the smae way he came to the Loews Madison on Saturdays with his kids when he was in town nobody even bothered him but thats Nashville,Hoyt Akston was cool too he did not mind paying full price for a cup of ice must have had his own stash.Just came in a watched the movie like anyone else.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm

During the mid 70’s Joe Goode does change the name to Cinema One and plays only Kung-Fu movies until he closes for good in the 80’s.

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Mike Rogers on May 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

Joe Goode books “A MAN and A WOMAN” adults only, 07-15- 66. Plays with no problems.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Heck, i bet you guys got so many Country artists you couldn’t remember them all.But did you let them in free.

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Yeah Charlies alright seen him many times here,he lived in Mt.Juilet,Tennessee about 20 mile out od Nashville.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I have seen the CHARLIE DANIELS spot.He is a nice guy. He fed me and about 20 other stagehands steaks years ago when he played here. I see some of your comments,in fact i usually track down what you and Nick,and Robin are writing. I am trying to get her to read Nick’s stuff.

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Even if I know nothing about the theatre I read most of the posts and leave some small comment so it gets listed on my homepage thats all.Iook at your homepage and others to see what you have been looking up and click on them myself.By the way have you seen the GEICO commercial with Charlie Danels this was filmed in the lobby of the LOEWS JERSEY I believe.Looks like it and I read it on another theatres site.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Keep adding. you know one day at the rate we are going all the theatres will be listed. I guess that is the game plan.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Got a lot of time on my hands Mike thats all.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Tlsloews,boy you are adding Theatres up like crazy. I think for awhile I might have been ahead of you,but now you have shot pass me,which is good,I would rather read a theatre managers writings than someone that never popped a trashbag full of popcorn.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

This place was really a nice little theatre you walked downstairs like a big basement.Seated about 100 or less.Saw 2 Bruce Lee films there when the named was changed to Cinema 1. As the Art theatre it was surrounded by strip clubs until the city cleaned up lower Broad Street.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Mike the was an adult house on Church Street here in Nashville right next to a church even that was open for years on the same side as our theatre and others.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

August 13 1972 the X rated ROOMMATES opens at the ART THEATRE,Joe Good must have been paying the cops off.Or his little theatre was too small to worry about.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

JULY 9 1970 RUSS MEYER’S VIXEN is playing rated X


NOW PLAYING IS “BLEEP” on July 9 1972

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 6, 2009 at 10:36 am

Joe Good, a man that had a dream to open a theatre that would play many of the pictures that never would have hit an Augusta movie screen died Dec. 3 2009 at the VA HOSPITAL here in Augusta. Joe was a veteran of World war 2. Fought in the Battle of the Bulge, got two Purple Hearts and was a P.O.W. until the Russians freed him.

Never understood how you got some the movies you did to the ART theatre and later joining the Kung-Fu craze with CINEMA 1. Thanks Joe Good.