Pastime Movie Grill

118 S. Harris Street,
Sandersville, GA 31082

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Pastime Movie Grill

Opened before 1941, the Pastime Theater is the main theater from my parent’s home town. It has been closed, and reopened several times. Currently it is a dinner and a movie house, like the Pal Theatre in Louisville.

The theater one time was owned by one of my cousin’s uncle Willard Renfroe. My cousin related a story about when “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was playing. One night during the first show several boys left the emergency exit open and went home and got several chainsaws. During the second showing at a suspenseful time the boys started the saws and ran throughout the theater putting the patrons in a frenzy.

Contributed by Jesse Brantley

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

TLSLOEWS on December 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Looks a little better in the 2008 photo than the 1986.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm

The one sheet frame was like we had at Columbia 1 and 2 it snapped down on all four sides.Glad i drove down there and rescued it,from a very trashy theatre,There was another theatre across the street.But it was dry cleaning business i think.

JFBrantley on February 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

I was in Sandersville this past Sunday and the Pastime appeared to be closed. I asked my cousin about it and he thinks it might be closed for awhile. Mike, the other theater you mentioned is around the corner, the Arcade.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

I think the PASTIME is a dinner theatre too,like the PAL theatre in LOUISVILLE,GA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm

“OTHER SIDE OF MIDNGHT” opens April 30 1976.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2013 at 1:33 am

bet with digital now it is closed CHUCK..

Adam on November 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hey mike do you have any old movie theater stuff you would sell? I see your theaters very well

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 11, 2014 at 12:08 am

I have a bunch of stuff, but most of it comes from theatres I worked at, when they went dark I would go in a grab what I wanted before the wrecking ball got there, the best thing is to get off the beaten path on the back roads and run into an old closed theatre or drive in, sure there are a few around…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 11, 2014 at 12:09 am

there was also another theatre downtown not far from here, don’t know why its not on here…

Chris1982 on November 9, 2015 at 5:57 am

Mike the other theatre you are talking about is the Arcade Theatre and it listed on CT

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