Lenox Square Theatre
3393 Peachtree Road NE,
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Built by Georgia Theatre Company as a single 660 seat screen in 1963, the Lenox Square Theatre has closed after 40 years. In 1967 Georgia Theatre took over vacant space next door and added a 320 seat shoebox theater. In 1978 they split the 660 seat theater into two 320 seaters, and took over more vacant space and added a 220 seater. In 1980 they put a 190 seater in the lobby space of the 1967 addition.
In 1984, they took down the wall that twinned the 1963 theater and moved the back wall forward to create a 500 seat auditorium. Then they combined the space gained with the lobby and put in two 110 seat screens. United Artists Theatres bought Georgia Theatre Co. in 1988 and soon completly remodeled the lobby but did nothing to solve the terrible sound and projection problems caused by the atrocious layout of the theater in its final six screen form.
The condition of the site was very poor by the time Regal took over the UA chain and it was closed in June of 2003. During its first 15 years, the 660 seat auditorium was a true showplace with 70MM projectors and 4 and 6 track sound. The next 25 years of twinning and quading and poor upkeep gave it a reputation as a place to avoid. A sad end to a once great location.
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