Daniel Village Theatre

2803 Wrightsboro Road,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

just added this theatre on Facebook, even though I never worked there a lot of locals were wanting it added, still wish I had more pictures of the theatre itself.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Fort Gordon had new Theatre built .now it is used for Plays..

dkpenman
dkpenman on March 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I lived a few blocks from the theater in 1966. The house for whatever reason is now gone, it’s an empty lot and now I see the theater has been gone for many years as well. I saw “With Six You Get Eggroll” and a few other movies there. My dad was stationed at Fort Gordon so we watched some movies at the fort, but the only other theater we went to was Daniel Village Rocking Chair Theater. Rocking Chair certainly gave it some charm.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDINg, did it come with an Intermission or not.well it was a Dollar house.

Ginger Whatley
Ginger Whatley on May 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I loved this theater. It was so comfortable. I remember seeing Dances with Wolves here and they just cut off the movie in the middle. Time to buy more concessions!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

thanks ,I have the paper from that day.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I uploaded the April 2nd, 1965 grand opening ad in the photo section.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

thanks raysson i always enjoyreading your stuff.

raysson
raysson on November 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Just like the Daniel Village Theatre in Augusta,Georgia…………

The Northgate Theatre in Durham, NC (which opened in X-Mas of 62) would play a lot of Disney movies as well,and basically was the market for both Disney and MGM. It also played “Mary Poppins” as a general release on April 13,1965.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm

thanks for the comments nonnie 74 and Koakes.Been trying to get locals to comment especially the employees.nonnie 74, i have a seat from Columbia Square and the IMPERIAL.

nonnie74
nonnie74 on November 1, 2011 at 5:59 am

I have a seat from the Daniel Village theater sitting in my bedroom right now. My Mom gave it to me. I lived right back behind the theater on Cardinal Drive, I saw most of my childhood movies there. I remember when the theater closed down and my parents went in the theater and took a few items before it closed down. I will never get rid of that movie chair and the little piece of carpet that came with it.

Koakes
Koakes on October 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I worked here from 1972-1974…way below minimum wage, I think it worked out to .50/hr. If I worked 20 hrs, the pay envelope had $15.90 and 40 hours (summer), it had $27.90 in it. New owners/management put up curtains in 1974 and told concessionaires not to be watching the movies (for FREE!!!??!!) and put up curtains so we couldn’t stand in the doorway to stand. White Lightning played there for the longest time in 1973; I had the entire film memorized line-by-line by the time it finished its run.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

riausche,good info on the doors, i always thought Daniel Village needed them, while at National Hills the concession was for enough away.But on busy nights we would rope off the lobby and fill it up,which would have ruined anyone watching the movie from the noise.

rlausche
rlausche on September 6, 2011 at 3:33 am

One last comment. Alot of new theaters back then did not have doors between the lobby and the viewing room. Our Villag Shoregae and Parmatown did not have doors. The Colony had them put on when they remodeled in 64. They did it because they were going to start showing reserve seat movies

rlausche
rlausche on September 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Whe in was in Aurusta (Aug-Nov 65) the National was not buid yet. The Daniel was “THE SOUND OF MUSIC"n has a reserve seat attraction. I donot know when it end the run. I knew Augusta had good bus service, but being in the army we did not want to take a chance of getting lost. One time I head it also played ‘MY FAIR LADY” for a short run.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I have read it on several of our theatres.I thought we had better bus service.It played at NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE here in 70mm.Daniel Village had 35mm,but a nice size screen,until they twinned it.

rlausche
rlausche on August 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

When I was down in Augusta in the summer of 1965 this theater played “Sound of Music” most of the summer. I was station at Fort Gordon. A friend wanted to go there but we did not want to take a chance of getting there and not making it back to the base.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

You could hear the Concessionstand area too.Think the seating is wrong.No way it ever held over 1000 people.

Trey Simmons
Trey Simmons on June 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

One other thing I remember vividly about this theater was that darn Space Invaders video game in the lobby. You could hear it in the auditoriums, I swear that game was there till the place closed !!!!

Trey Simmons
Trey Simmons on June 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Spent a lot of time at this one also. My mom worked in one of the stores at Daniel Village, and shed take me to work with her in the summer and Id go down and see a movie. Ya’ll are right about them playing a lot of Disney films……….Went here a bunch in the late 80s when it became a dollar movie……..Still frequented this place well into 1991……………One of the last movies I can recall seeing here was Thelma and Louise…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Movies that played here.

Oct.4 1967 “MAN FOR ALL SEASONS'

June 14 1968 “DON’T RAISE THE BRIDGE,LOWER THE RIVER”

July 26 1968 “THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR”

August 30 1968 “WITH SIX YOU GET EGGROLL”

June 13 1969 a special 25th anniversary showing of “THE LONGEST DAY”

June 27 1969 “MAYA”

August 15 1969 “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ALICE”

Sept.24 1971 “WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN”

Oct 4 1974 “GONE WITH THE WIND” 35mm edition.

Sept 26 1975 “UNDERCOVERS HERO”

August 29 1976 “AT EARTH’S CORE”

Nov 24 1976 first run “CARRIE” it would stay in town it seemed forever.

June 17 1977 “FINAL CHAPTER,WALKING TALL” [also at MASTERS 4]

Feb 25 1983 right from Regency Mall I.II.and III Cinemas comes Paul Newman’s role he should have won an Oscar ,“THE VERDICT”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

you are right Compared to National Hills Theatre it wasn’t as Classy,But Daniel Village did have a nice size screen until Georgia Theatres decided it needed twinning.

HenrySchmidt
HenrySchmidt on March 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I went to the Daniel Village Theater a few times when I would visit relatives in Augusta in the 1960s-70s. It was completely forgettable in every way, totally indistinguishable from a zillion other “shopping center” movie houses (“screening rooms” would be a much better name for these shoeboxes). It’s painful to think that such as these were a prime cause of the demise of our treasured downtown theaters like the Modjeska and the Miller, and countless other movie palaces across the nation. I’m absolutely delighted to learn that it’s gone. And I really deplore the loss of the Augusta Airport (Daniel Field) terminal building/control tower, which stood nearby on the other side of Wrightsboro Rd. Here was an Art Moderne gem to rank with the Miller, and it was demolished, for no good reason that I ever heard. “What fools we mortals be.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Yeah,But no doors going into the Theatre,you heard eveything in the Lobby!

RussellSmeak
RussellSmeak on February 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

“Pufnstuff”…“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”…“Fiddler on the Roof”…“The Bermuda Triangle”??? & “In Search of Noah’s Ark”??? (there were like 2 or 3 of those strange documentary-type movies out back then)…and some BORING, BORING, BORING movie about some teacher that went down to some poor part of the country to, well, to teach! (Hey..I was a little kid whose mom dragged me to this movie! She had to feed me candy to keep from whining, and then I just fell asleep! She also bought me a couple of comic books as part of the deal, from what I remember!)…….those were just some of the first movies I ever saw in Augusta, as a kid. Walk in, box office was on the left, concession stand was on the left (pretty small one), and bathrooms were straight ahead! The picture that was on here earlier reminded me that behind the theater, across the street was the Navy National Guard place…I remember the anchor out front. Also, down the street, was a Dairy Queen with a small, handmade village that was built by the firemen at the fire station right across the street. People would always bring their kids, or their dates, to that little village. Daniel Village Theater was one of my favorites growing up!