Movies 2

2140 Jacksboro Pike,
La Follette, TN 37766

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La Follette, Tennessee went about 10 years without a walk-in theatre, as once the Cherokee Theatre closed its doors in the late-1960’s, this small east Tennessee town was served by a drive-in.

In the late-1970’s Movies 2 opened in La Follette on the same highway as the city’s drive-in, and really not that far apart. The cinema has decent size marquee and each screen holds a little over 200 seats. Last time I pulled in, the theatre was owned by Carmike Cinemas. Looking into the theatre one could see a very worn out theatre. Very plain, with for some reason a “Star Wars” poster taped on the wall (no “Star Wars” movie was playing). Maybe at one time they had a whole collection of posters on movies on the wall. I mean, it is called ‘Movies’.

"Spiderman" was playing first run and admission was like, I ain’t making this up, $2.50 a seat! Boy, it is cheap to see a movie in small towns, but I don’t know how the presentation looked on the screen.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

I do have pictures,hopefully they will be on CT.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

AKA:

THE MOVIES TWIN.

Owners:

Premier Cinemas Corporation, then

Cinemark Theaters, 10/27/85 – 11/9/95, then

Carmike Cinemas

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 10, 2010 at 9:17 am

“Dodgeball” was playing with “Spiderman”.I found the pictures i took and really the front of the theatre didn’t look that bad.I have seen worse.Admission was 3.00,not 2.50 but still a deal for first run.The inside was tacky .Checkerboard Square tiles Black and white in the ceiling and the same for the floor.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

June 5 1980 and THE MOVIES has “DIRT” and “KRAMERvs.KRAMER” knowing that area i bet “DIRT” did better BO than “KRAMER” Saturday Late show and The Movies plays a X rated “FRUSTRATED WIVES” what is it with small towns and X rated movies!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

June 5 1980 and THE MOVIES has “DIRT” and “KRAMERvs.KRAMER” knowing that area i bet “DIRT” did better BO than “KRAMER” Saturday Late show and The Movies plays a X rated “FRUSTRATED WIVES” what is it with small towns and X rated movies!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

June 4 1981 and these big films are selling out.But remember these are small houses.“THE HOWLING” is staying another week along with a very weak Jerry Lewis movie,“HARDLY WORKING”,bet they did not have anything better to book. Coming next was that Horrible “LONE RANGER” film.and the DISNEY “DEVIL and MAX DEVILIN”.Hopefully,“SUPERMAN II” saved the summer.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

thanks for a picture i have few, took some thru the glass door place looked like dump.really needs work or a new cinema..

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