Retro Cinema and Books

114 Spring Street,
Washington, GA 30673

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Retro Cinema and Books

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Located in Washington, between Augusta and Athens, this small cinema offerd re-mastered prints of Classic movies, some look better at the Retro Cinema than they did first run.

The Retro Cinema and Bookstore was owned by Richard and Dana Kibbey. It was a very different kind of theatre. After closing it became a special events place named The Retro.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 14, 2010 at 2:49 am

I saw the seats they have.Looked like they came out of a GeorgiaTheatre somewhere.Hope folks check it out.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on October 15, 2010 at 12:30 am

Nice Web Site,I think they have a good idea of using the theatre as a multi-purpose theatre and with added retail business, you have the building already, with a small staff you can get more income than just ticket and concession sales,would like to drive down there and check them out.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 15, 2010 at 4:21 am

that is the same town that tore down the WILKES THEATRE for a parking Lot.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on January 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm

This theater closed a few years ago and the official website listed here for the Retro no longer exists.

I visited Washington, GA in August 2009 to visit the Robert Toombs historic site and nearby Ruffin Flag Company, and also stopped by the Retro Cinema. I believe I spoke to Richard Kibbey.

The bottom of this Yelp page says the Kibbeys who owned the Retro moved to Madison, GA and reopened there as Ricky D’s which included a cinema at 139 E. Jefferson Street in 2014 with d├ęcor/a theme much like the Retro. The Yelp page says Ricky D’s is now closed.

The Ricky D’s webpage says Ricky D’s is now for sale, with a video tour that includes the cinema.

The building that once housed Retro Cinema and Books is now an events space called The Retro

Within the events space the cinema space still physically exists to be rented out.

Here is a history of the building.

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