Columbus Square Cinemas

3100 Macon Road,
Columbus, GA 31906

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Columbus Square Cinemas

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The Columbus Square Twin was opened in 1975, replacing the single screen Beverly Theater in the mall. In 1980 in became a 4 screen theatre, and in 1985 had 8-screens. The theater was opened by Martin Theatres and became a Carmike theatre from 1990 until its closing. Seating for the 8 screens was listed at 1,720.

The Columbus Square Cinemas closed in 2003 and has since been demolished. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

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JBrantley on April 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

It was I think earlier than the time mentioned above. I was in Columbus for a funeral and saw the theater bragging it was the first 8-screen complex in Georgia. This was I believe the late 1970s. At that time there were no 8-screen cinemas in Atlanta. They came in the 1980s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Wow, Someone beat ATl.We had the First 4 plex in Georgia. Augusta with Masters 4,ATlanta must have been slow during these days.

Matt Ceccato
Matt Ceccato on December 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I have more information about this theater.

It initially opened on July 10, 1975 (which, incidentally, was my father’s 30th birthday) as the Columbus Square Twin, replacing the Beverly Theater at Columbus Square Mall. Sometime around 1978 or 1979, two additional screens were added. From the aerial picture, the new auditoriums were the ones that had vertical A/C units (I think) on the top.

In the summer of 1982, four more screens were added. I remember seeing “Annie” in auditorium #8 (the auditorium featured upper right based on the picture). Most of the big films that played at a Martin/Carmike played here until 1988, when the Carmike Cinema 7 was opened. The theater further declined in 1993 when a new theater at Peachtree Mall was built.

Eventually, the theater was closed in 2003, and demolished soon thereafter.

Adam on November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I remember watching most of the Friday the 13th movies here all the good movies played there

Adam on December 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Columbus square 8 good memories saw leatherface Texas chainsaw massacre 3 and all the nightmare on elm streets there

Adamthemoviefan on July 31, 2014 at 3:34 pm

So many good memories I miss this theatre

Adam on May 27, 2017 at 11:16 am

Anybody got anymore pics of this theater could you post please. Can’t find any more pics.

Matt Ceccato
Matt Ceccato on March 17, 2018 at 8:42 am

I have added two more photos of the theater courtesy the Facebook group “You Grew Up in Columbus, GA.” Just a couple of shots of the front, but they are now there.

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