Cinema 16

3604 Memorial Drive,
Decatur, GA 30032

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Cinema 16

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The Cinema 16, which opened in 1997 and closed in 2000, sits in an almost abandoned shopping mall in Decatur, GA. The the cat walk-like marquee and theater chain name have been stripped off. It is located down a hill and across the street from the Belvadere Theatre.

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JackCoursey
JackCoursey on May 5, 2005 at 12:37 am

The Avondale Mall Cinema 16 address is 3604 Memorial Dr 30032. The theatre was built in what was formally a Macys store. It opened in 1997 and promptly closed 3 years later.

kateymac01
kateymac01 on May 5, 2005 at 1:05 am

A 16-plex opened in 1997 and closed in 2000? Yikes.

raymondstewart
raymondstewart on May 13, 2005 at 6:22 pm

Yep, 3 years and it was a decent 16 plex, but a bad “hood” coupled with a bankrupt operator (O'Neil). They also owner the NE Plaza 16 that lasted a bit longer.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 10, 2007 at 11:44 am

this still closed………….

kgd
kgd on April 11, 2007 at 10:18 pm

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JFBrantley
JFBrantley on December 22, 2008 at 12:42 am

This theater and surrounding mall have been demolished and the Wal-Mart is already open. I did go to Northeast Plaza several times but never attended this theater.

Avondale Mall, formerly Columbia Mall was never much of a mall. Although it had a Davidsons and a Sears, there was not much between the two stores.

One interesting tidbit about Columbia Mall was Chuck Norris filmed a scene of his movie Invasion U.S.A. at this mall.

jeterga
jeterga on August 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Macy’s was shuttered in 1995, with the Cinema 16 multiplex installed on its second level in 1997. The mall continued to founder, nonetheless. The motion picture venue was shuttered in 2000.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

It takes a bad"hood" to close Malls.Same thing happened at REGENCY MALL in Augusta.Woman got raped,one teenage girl was kidnapped found her out in woods with a shotgun blast to the face,yep it closed and so did a Triple theatre in the mall and an eight plex out in the parking lot.

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