Conyer Cinema 8

1605 Highway 138,
Conyers, GA 30013

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Conyer Cinema 8

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The Conyer Cinema 8 was operated by Plitt Theatres and Carmike Cinemas.

Contributed by Alonzo Jeter

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raymondstewart on July 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

This may have been a Cineplex Odeon property that was taken over by Carmike. Seems like Plitt was done before this opened.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Yes,I agree 100%.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Open 1990-2001?


1990 Cineplex Odeon?

1998 Carmike Cinemas?

More info and photos.

dmorg on November 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Opened officially as Conyers Cinema 4 summer 1983. Pretty state-of-the-art compared to Salem Gate Twin down the highway. Played first run fare and had Dolby in the large theatres. Later expanded to five screens a year later, then eventually eight summer 1985. Did door-busting business up until the Carmike Crossroads 16 finally opened in 2001 and Conyers got with the times. Nice theatre for the time period as poor Salem Gate tried to compete but eventually went the dollar house route before closing.

TLSLOEWS on March 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thanks for posting the photos Alonzo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Atlanta, like so many cities under went an over screening process during the Eighties which every chain would build something better and kill the cinema down the road,I knew a Theatre Manager that called them “DEATHSTARS”.

StanMalone on May 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

I think that this location was built by the Septum chain in 1983. At that time they were starting to build their own locations instead of picking up old Jerry Lewis locations. I think that the Memorial Drive 4 was their first build followed by this one then Holcomb Woods 6 then Memorial Drive 6. At some point during that time they also built a quad in Griffin.

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