Movie Tavern by Marcus Tucker
4043 LaVista Road,
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Marcus Theatres (Official)
Operated by: Marcus Theatres
Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Movie Tavern
Firms: Partners in Architecture
Functions: Movies (First Run), Restaurant
Previous Names: AMC Northlake Festival 8, Northlake Festival Movie Tavern
Opened May 23, 1984. Closed by AMC Theatres in August 2002. It was reopened by Movie Tavern on May 16, 2008. Taken over by Marcus Theatres on February 1, 2019 and renamed Movie Tavern by Marcus Tucker.
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Slight correction: AMC Northlake opened in 1984. I specifically remember seeing “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Neverending Story” there.
Great Comment Stan, our gang was sadly the last real theatre employee group that made close ties.I read how you have them in the BIG “A”,i have them in the little"A".
The Movie Tavern, a cinema-eatery, now calls DeKalb County home.
The new business opened May 15 in the old AMC 8 cinema on Northlake Festival shopping center in Tucker.
The Movie Tavern, which shows first-run movies, has eight auditoriums and a full menu and wait staff that takes patrons' orders for everything from pizza to hot sandwiches, which is then delivered to the patrons in the auditorium.
The Dallas, Texas-based chain, which started in 2001, has more than 102 locations across the country. The Tucker location is one of 15 the chain will open in 2008.
It offers a full menu of chef-prepared classic American favorites including hand-tossed pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. It also serves beer, wine and margaritas from its lobby bar.
The conversion of the Northlake 8 into the Movie Tavern was designed by the Dallas architectural firm Partners in Architecture.
Cool to see this open again. This was THE PLACE to see big hits in the mid-to-late ‘80’s. “Top Gun” in 70MM and “Indiana Jones Last Crusade” 70MM as well. I remember midnight show for “Total Recall” being packed, and they would have shows start as late as 1AM on weekends. Of course, I was in high school/early college at this time, haha.
I attended a brunch screening of “Deadpool” here last month in one of the single-aisle (and smaller) auditoriums. Whoever retrofitted the theater also made sure that you could see the entire screen should the move be in 2.35:1. When I attended this theater as an AMC from 1991-2002, I would avoid any single-aisle auditorium if I knew the film would be in scope. That is no longer the case (but I had to wonder why they moved “Deadpool” into a smaller auditorium on only its second week…)
This opened on May 23rd, 1984. Grand opening ad in the photo section.
AMC Northlake 8 (May 23rd, 1984-August 2002) Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (May 16, 2008-Present)
This theatre was included in Marcus Theatres purchase of Movie Tavern and as such as of February 1, 2019 is now operated by Marcus Theatres. This theatre is now “Movie Tavern by Marcus Tucker” and all relevant information is now on the Marcus Theatres website, www.marcustheatres.com.