Cinema City VIII

9078 Parkway East,
Birmingham, AL 35206

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1978 Grand Opening newspaper clipping courtesy of Alan Goodwin.

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Cobb Theatres opened the Cinema City VIII in June, 1978. It was built in a converted W.T. Grant Store. The architect for the Cinema City VIII was Lloyd F. Vann. The theatre occupied 20,000 square feet. It was equipped with a Christie platter and was fully automated. It had wall to wall screens. The theatre motif was done in earth tones of brown, yellow and orange. Some of the opening attractions were “Corvette Summer”, “If Ever I see You Again”, “Saturday Night Fever”, “The Greek Tycoon” and “The Last Waltz”. The Cinema City VIII closed in the early-1990’s.

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

1978 Grand Opening newspaper clipping added courtesy of Alan Goodwin. “Grease” on two screens and “The Goodbye Girl” were among the opening films.

StanMalone
StanMalone on November 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Since pictures do not lie, I guess this proves that Norm Levinson did smile on occasion. Personally I never saw it happen nor do I know of anyone who did but there it is. In 1990, when Norm retired, Cobb did what many thought impossible. He hired a UA Theaters exec from New York that made Norm seem like Mr. Rogers.

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