Gateway Cinemas 7

15023 Highway 19,
Thomasville, GA 31792

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Gateway Cinemas 7

The Rise Theatre opened as a single screen by September 1970. By 1972 it had been renamed Gateway Theatre. It was twinned in the 1980’s. Four more screens were added in 1998 with seating listed at 1,680. The theatre is owned and operated by the Georgia Theatre Co.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Maybe Mike Rodgers has some info on this Georgia theatre!!!

zebulongrady
zebulongrady on October 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

The Gateway opened in 1972 as a single screen rocking chair theatre by Nat M Williams, Jr. (Interstate Enterprises). In the eighties it was sold to Georgia Theatre Company, along with the Hiwa Drive In, and two more auditoriums were added making it a triple. Georgia Theatre Company later sold out to United Artists Theatres. Eventually United Artist sold out and Georgia Theatre Company II was formed and bought the theatres back. Four more auditoriums were added in the nineties. The theatre converted to digital in 2009.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Must have opened prior to 1972. September 15, 1970 photo added as the the one screen Rise Theatre at Gateway Shopping Center. Photo courtesy Thomasville History Center, Thomas County Historical Society.

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