Macon Minicinema

Riverside Parkway,
Macon, GA 31210

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

If the Mini-Cinema was in the Northpark Center, which is where the K-Mart madcone referred to is, it’s possible that the street name should be Riverside Parkway, not Riverside Drive. The K-Mart, like the Northpark Center itself, uses an address on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard, but Riverside Parkway loops past the K-Mart on its way from Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard to Riverside Drive. There are several commercial buildings along Riverside Parkway, but I can’t tell which, if any of them, was once the Cinema.

madcone
madcone on April 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

As best I can recall the Macon Mini was in a K-Mart Shopping Center.

That is the best I can Recall. By the way, yesterday April 4 was the 50th anaversary of the first two theaters at Peachtree Battle and Ansley Mall. Cone Maddox

StanMalone
StanMalone on April 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

There would be two more Mini Cinemas, the Candler Road Twin in Decatur GA which opened in December 1970, and the Franklin Road Triple in Marietta. Franklin was actually opened by Weis since they had bought the Mini Cinema chain just prior to its completion in the summer of 1974.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2018 at 9:37 pm

The October 19, 1970, issue of Boxoffice said that Atlanta-based Modular Cinemas of America was preparing to open its eighth Mini-Cinema location, which would debut in Macon about the middle of November. The chain had recently opened a house in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and so far also had four units in Atlanta and one each in Athens, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I see we have a new member on C.T. Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I would like to see more theatres on CT from Macon. We have managed to cover a good of theatre history in Atlanta and Augusta,Can’t believe there are not some old theatre Dawgs in the city of Little Richard.

madcone
madcone on May 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Additional theaters in the Modular Cinemas of America chain included the Athens MiniCinema at Alps Road. The Franklin Road MiniCinema with three screens and about 1,000 seats total in Marietta (2 240 seats and one 480 seat,)and Rock Hill South Carolina. We also owned and operated the East Art Cinema (The old Madison Theater) for a while. Actually the Madison (East Art Cinema) was the first theater we owned and operated.

Cone Maddox