Regal Tara Cinemas 4

2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324

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The Tara Cinemas is, in my opinion, the perfect art house theater and here’s her story:

Tara was built by a local buisness man who had previously built her sister theater in downtown Atlanta. Naturally, she was named after the house in “Gone with the Wind”.

Originally she was a single screen theater, but was later twinned. Some where in the 1970’s, from what I have been told, two more screens were added on. Then in the 1980’s United Artists Theatres bought the Tara Cinemas and used her as the VP’s office theatre.

The Tara Cinemas checkerboard titled lobby is awesome. Albeit a small lobby, it more than compensates with its excellent hanging portraits of many stars like Garbo, Connery, and Chaplin.

Although the recent merger of UA/Regal/Edwards has hindered several theatres, the Tara Cinemas keeps going strong in the box office.

Contributed by UAGirl

Recent comments (view all 99 comments)

zmcghee
zmcghee on October 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm

This theater is now all-digital projection. The projection is quite poor in auditorium 2, however, because of the angle of the room and the configuration of the projector — the picture is so askew it’s practically diagonal. Hopefully that can be fixed. Other auditoriums look good.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on July 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

That is AWESOME, thanks for posting. GREAT article. Too bad the theatre isn’t like that anymore. Well, at least it’s still open, chopped up though it may be. Back in 1969 seeing a 70mm film at the Loew’s Tara was a real event.

EddieParrott
EddieParrott on May 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

Planning a 45th from July 8 – 11, 2013 Looking for pictures, infor, etc.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on February 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Remember the Tara, while living in Atlanta in the early seventies my wife and I saw “The Sting” here, great movie, seems it was a single screen theater then, so glad the Tara is still in business.

Troy
Troy on July 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

This theater is very interesting. It is very very small. The tile work is very amazing. But, if you want to see a new movie you will be out of luck. This theater only shows independent and small release films. Movies come here before they get released to “ Straight to DVD ” They also play special editions an director cut films here. Sometimes it is even closed for private screenings. I myself have only been here a few times * count on one hand * But I know if you like running into famous people this is the theater in Atlanta to goto.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 6, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Went here in December to see Room/ Loved the theater.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 18, 2016 at 12:43 am

Here’s an idea: reconfigure the original building to bring back the original screen by moving back the walls of the front two auditoriums. The original screen would out IMAX IMAX. Install stadium seating in all four of the auditoria. The larger screen could be used for screening 70mm classics like Lawrence of Arabia, Aliens, Patton and of course, Gone With the Wind. This would make it one of the best art houses in the USA and insure that it remains a viable operation for another 50 years. Just a thought…

CoachBobbyFinstock
CoachBobbyFinstock on December 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

First movie I saw here was The Gods Must Be Crazy, back in 1981 or 1982. It had played there for nearly a year (maybe more), and one Saturday my daddy said we needed to see what the fuss was about. So we trekked from the suburbs to the Tara.

I remember seeing a midnight advanced screening of Pulp Fiction here in 1994. It had won the Palm d'Or and everyone was so excited. I thought someone would get trampled when they open the doors.

Worked here in 1996 and 1997. Helped run the booth and worked concession. Good times.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Fell in love with this theater last December when I was in town and saw Room there. Hope it lasts forever.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am

Now called Regal Tara Cinemas 4 Operated by Regal Entertainment. Website: http://www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Theatre-Folder/Regal-Tara-Cinemas-4-2749?utm_medium=social+network&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=local+post&utm_term=United+Artists+Tara+Cinemas+4

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