Lenox Square Theatre

3393 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30319

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galateasca
galateasca on July 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm

We went to Lenox a lot when I was a kid, being the movie junkie that I am. Much later, after the theaters had been augmented, we would go sometimes before we went down to the Silver Screen to watch Rocky Horror. In the 80’s, the theater got to be a joke because the sound was horrid. The last film I saw there was “Revenge of the Pink Panther”, which itself was insipid. Still, I have so many good memories of Lenox Square.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2013 at 12:11 am

The June, 1964, issue of International Projectionist featured a two page article about the Lenox Square Threatre which can be seen at this link. The house was designed for Georgia Theatres by architect J. B. Finch, of the firm Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothchild & Paschal.

reg41
reg41 on February 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm

The Burt Lancaster film, “The Train” (1964) was the only film I saw here. It was a single-screen theatre then. Though in black and white, “The Train” was an exciting film on the nearly wall-to-wall screen. The memory is 49 years old, but I am pretty sure that we entered from inside the mall, which was open-air back then.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Ralph.The Theatre business is a joke today from when i ran theatres in the 70’s early 80’s.

rechols
rechols on November 21, 2010 at 3:05 am

I’ve been gone from Atlanta since ‘97. A friend recently told me about CT. I was really shocked to find
the Lenox Square Theaters closed. That’s like hearing that Lenox Square itself had folded.
Yes, I saw all the Bond movies from the 70s there. I spent many a rainy Atlanta afternoon at the
Lenox Square movies.
And yes, the later expanded layout was a lousy place to see a movie. One frequently sat in the
theater and heard the soundtrack of the movie next door blasting through the wall. And the audiences got so rude and obnoxious (usually groups of teens) I finally stopped going to evening or weekend
showings, sticking to the less well attended matinees.
I thought I remembered the original entrance was located street level, not inside the mall. It was -
thanks for that photo Stan (and all your great posts.)
No, in its latter days, Lenox Square Theaters was not a great spot, but I always thought the place
would be there. Too bad it’s not.

jeterga
jeterga on August 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Here a 1963 aerial view.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Oct 15 1988 these movies are playing: “DIE HARD”,“SWEET HEARTS Dance”.ALIEN NATION", “MEMORIES OF ME” “ACCUSED"and "TOUGHER THAN LEATHER”.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

My name is Bond,Jame Bond.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Great ad on 007,Dennis.

Daryl
Daryl on March 3, 2010 at 9:14 am

I recall back in 1965 a long line on the side walk snaking around the adjacent stores to see “The Yellow Rolls Royce.”

joshmassey
joshmassey on July 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Is this the same theater that was in the mall, next to the food court? I only went a few times in the early ‘90s, and by then any previous charm was long gone. It was an awful location, made worse when the then-state-of-the-art AMC Phipps Plaza opened up across the street.

StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Sorry: Here is the link that I forgot to post with the above comment:

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StanMalone
StanMalone on May 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Write up on the United Artists release of “Its A Hard Days Night” along with the opening day ad. This moive was one of the very few UA releases not to open at the Lenox during the years of the UA / Lenox agreement. The article suggests a reason for this, and more importantly, has a picture of the Lenox Square ad for that day. Feature: “The Pink Panther.”

MPol
MPol on December 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm

The fact that this theatre changed for the worst isn’t the least bit surprising, given Regal’s lousy reputation, and the fact that they ARE known for wrecking every theatre that they’ve touched.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on December 27, 2008 at 11:45 am

All the bad posts about the Lenox Square Theater are true. I remember going a few times before they split the big auditorium. It definitely was not art deco but more of the typical 60s theaters.

After they began splitting auditoriums, it was like looking down a long hallway at a TV screen. The screen did not look much bigger than what some people have in their homes now.

Another bad memory of this theater was seeing Armageddon (Excuse the spelling). That night they had the lights on in back of the auditorium and someone was moving stuff around creating enough noise to drown out the movie.

What once was a nice place degenerated into the worst place to see a movie.

terrywade
terrywade on August 7, 2007 at 5:53 pm

This Theatre after UA made a mess out of trying to use every inch to put in more screens was the worst theatre I have ever been in.

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on July 10, 2007 at 8:00 pm

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. STARTS FRIDAY at these two theatres.
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WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on June 27, 2007 at 5:51 pm

LENOX SQUARE THEATRE TICKET STUBS.
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StanMalone
StanMalone on April 17, 2007 at 9:45 am

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Although not a shot of the theatre itself, this link has a photo of the Peachtree Street frontage of Lenox Square shortly after opening and before the theatre was built.

Don K.
Don K. on March 2, 2006 at 4:39 pm

“James Bond is back in action.”

Thanks for the nice photo, Jack. Of course, I saw GOLDFINGER in its original Atlanta run at the Lenox Square Theatre. In fact, I saw all of the original Sean Connery Bond films there, excluding DR. NO. The Bond films were great fun in their day, and the Lenox Square Theatre was really a nice venue for them.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on March 1, 2006 at 2:11 pm

Here is a photo of the entrance back when the Lenox was a single screen cinema.

StanMalone
StanMalone on October 15, 2005 at 5:10 am

I noticed that the picture on the Photobucket site no longer shows up. It can also be seen at this location:

http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=5343

DennisDegan
DennisDegan on October 13, 2005 at 12:15 pm

Please post internet sites of these photos if available! I’d love to see the theatre again.

StanMalone
StanMalone on August 1, 2005 at 12:17 pm

I see someone finally noticed the picture I posted on the CinemaTour website. I did not take this picture. For the record, allow me to credit Mr. Tom Pike Sr. for having the forsight to take this shot. For some reason we always assumed that these establishments would be around forever, especially major ones like the Lenox, and as a result took very few pictures. At the time, Mr. Pike was the city manager for Georgia Theatre Company and had his office at the Lenox. He had come to the Lenox as manager in 1967 following 10 years managing the GTC Starlight Drive In, and in 1971 was moved up to city manager. He was always fond of telling whoever was managing the Lenox that whatever business they were doing at the time was nothing compared to movies he had run in the past. These two movies, which opened within a week of each other in June of 1975 finally made him sing a different tune. Also note that Jaws was playing a half mile away at the Phipps Plaza at the same time and that Pink Panther had to leave while still doing sellout business so that Rollerball could open to equally large crowds. I suppose he took this picture as a reminder of one of the busiest summers ever. I found this and other pictures in the trash after he moved his office to the GTC HQ when he was promoted to General Manager. He was still in that position when the sellout to UA Theatres took place and became a District Manager for them, though little did they appreciate him or anyone else they inherrited from GTC. When the former owners of GTC decided to restart the chain he left UA and went back to work for them. Mr. Pike died of cancer in 2000, and was typical of the thousands of people who work unnoticed in this business to make it what it is.