Carmike Highland 12

1181 South Jefferson Avenue,
Cookeville, TN 38503

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GMNash
GMNash on March 20, 2011 at 5:36 am

CORRECTON TO ABOVE…. the man I speak of, his name was Leon Delozier, not Hurst.

GMNash
GMNash on March 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

A gentelman by the name of Leon Hurst operated the Highland Cineams and Varsity Cinemas in Cookeville. When I knew of him, both were twin screen theatres. When Leon retired in the mid-1980’s, his family didn’t want to take over the businesses, so he sold the theatres to Consolidated Theatres out of Charlotte NC. Consolidated added two screens to the Highland Twin, making it the quad that is talked about above. Carmike acquired these theatres when Consolidated sold a bulk of their locations to them. I guess Carmike replaced the quad with the 12 screens. I’m sure they didn’t keep the Varsity open after this.

I don’t think Martin Theatres had these theatres, unless Leon bought them from them, but I think Leon was a theatre operator for a few decades, and was very active with NATO of Tennessee.

Anyone have any other knowlege about this?

rivest266
rivest266 on July 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

Carmike built a new building behind the old Martin Quad theatre and demolished thie older cinema.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on October 9, 2008 at 9:30 am

So you’re telling me that somewhere inside the building pictured below is an old Martin quad?

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