Cinemagic Theatre

1702 S. Jefferson Street,
Athens, AL 35611

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 256.233.0402

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The Cinemagic Theatre opened in 2006. This five screen theatre is owned by the same owners of the Cinemagic Drive-In, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Freehauf. It sits adjacent to the drive-in on South Jefferson Street. It features first run attractions.

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2thumbsdown on January 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm

My wife was treated very rudely by your management while being checked for outside food and drink during the previews. She was called ignorant and made fun of by one of the managers and when asked to speak to someone higher in charge, his response was God. I’ve read numerous reviews online that sound exactly like our situation…more bad reviews than good. Mr Freehauf, you should be ashamed of your management and as for my wife and I, we will be driving to Huntsville from now on instead of supporting local business. 2 thumbs down!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

The Cinemagic Theater was built on part of the Cinemagic Drive-In (also listed on CT). The drive-in was reduced from two screens to one. It opened on May 26, 2006 with three screens operating showing “THE DA VINCI CODE”, “OVER THE HEDGE”, and “X-MEN: THE LAST STAND”. On June 16, 2006 it began full operation with all five screens operating, showing “CARS”, “GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES”, “THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT”, “NACHO LIBRE” and “THE OMEN”.

CT can always use more photos, both inside and out, and more info.


Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

StanMalone on March 6, 2019 at 6:30 am

An article dated 9/16/17 in the Athens News Courier ( covered the opening of this location as one of only two theaters in the Tennessee Valley to operate on solar power. The article states that the Cinemagic Drive In is the only theater in Athens, but the narrative seems to describe an indoor theater. Maybe they consider the indoor and the drive in to be one theater. Anyway, the owner is quoted as claiming that even the theaters air conditioning is solar powered.

I am not an expert on solar power but I doubt the accuracy of this. While I am sure that the solar panels provide some power, I can’t see the size of the unit they could install here, given the expense and the area of the roof, being enough to power a movie theater with its HVAC, lighting, projection equipment and especially lamp houses even on a bright sunny day. And then there is the question about what happens when the sun goes down which is when most theaters, especially drive ins, tend to operate.

Trolleyguy on October 9, 2021 at 7:49 am

For sale along with the drive in:

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