AMC Classic Dekalb Mall 16

2050 Lawrenceville Highway,
Decatur, GA 30033

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AMC Classic Dekalb Mall 16

Located in the North Dekalb Mall, this opened December 13, 1996.

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Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on August 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I CAN’T stand AMC. Why wasn’t I snapping pictures of the original NORTH DEKALB MALL theatre when it was a single theatre and the entry way was from outside. That was a beautiful theatre. Saw many wonderful movies there starting with OLIVER! and then WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

Who was it that said, “growing up in Atlanta is like watching your past hauled away in a dump truck”??

No appreciation for nostalgia.

Americans bitch and complain about job loss and the economy, but they did it to themselves by funding and pouring their money into corporations rather than privately owned sectors. Horrible stores like WALMART and Costco.

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Zootopialover98 on April 26, 2017 at 9:38 am

Now AMC Classic Dekalb Mall 16

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Picking up on various comments made on various North Dekalb pages here on CT, I visited the AMC 16 earlier this year and do strongly believe that the Market Square 4 is part of this 16-plex. This theatre after entering the lobby, to the right side of the snack bar are four slope-seating theatres. To the left of the snack bar is a long hallway that connects to what is essentially a 12-plex stadium style theatre. Pics soon to be up at

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 22, 2017 at 10:58 am

I stand corrected – it is divided ten screens to the left, six screens to the right of the snack bar.

rayman29 on May 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Maybe it was first expanded to from 4 screens to six, then the other section with 10 screens were built. My local AMC Classic (formally Carmike) has a similar set up. There are four screens in a row in one hallway that was built along when the mall was built in 1980, and around 1990 another section was built with 4 theatres on each side of a new separate hallway.

JackCoursey on May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

Upon review of the photos on Cinema Tour, the non-stadium auditorium(s) photo(s) does not have the trademark Cineplex Odeon decor of the 80s four-plex. It is possible that these are the same auditoriums and that AMC just remodeled the interiors to match with the newer additions added when it was expanded to 16.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Since those are pretty standard AMC designs of the time, I assume that AMC remodeled to match the additions just without stadium.

StanMalone on July 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Article in today’s paper reports that the mall owners have decided that the days of enclosed malls are over and that they are going to tear this place, Atlanta’s first enclosed mall, down. In its place will be built yet another “Town” concept development. It will have eating, retail, offices, apartments, and a Costco. It also said that the AMC Theater will remain but did not specify if the current theater would be incorporated into the center or if it would be rebuilt in another part of the development.

If this comes about it means that the original mall (and Storey Theater) lasted 21 years, and the Market Place rebuild with its Cineplex-Odeon 4 / AMC 8 / AMC 16 about 34 more.

Rstewart on July 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm

That is a shame, even though I was from Cobb, I liked N. Dekalb Mall. When I read that Rich’s (oops “Macy’s) was closing down I knew it would be the end eventually, such a shame. I think the worst part of the destruction of Atlanta is that there is never any significant fanfare, it just disappears. When Perimeter closed it was a whimper, not that it was the showplace it once was, but I think a lot of folks would have gone to one last show had we known it was coming. I know everyone I knew in the late 70’s saw at least one midnight movie there regardless of what part of town you were from and had great, if fuzzy, memories of it.

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