Cobb Theatre

23 1/2 Park Square NE,
Marietta, GA 30060

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

Functions: Nightclub

Styles: Art Deco

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Cobb Theatre

The Cobb Theatre is the little sister of the Strand Theatre a few doors up the block. It was opened in late-1939. Although the building has hosted various tenants since it ceased showing movies, most of the theatre décor, at least on the exterior, is still intact. I noticed during a visit to Marietta earlier this year that the building seemed vacated. It would be great to see both it and the Strand Theatre restored to their former glory.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

raymondstewart on June 1, 2005 at 10:26 am

Was a Cobb Theaters property. I knew a guy who was the manager there at one point known as “Cobby”, who went to work for Martin and stayed on until after Carmike took over. I never knew the Cobb to be open as a theater and have heard that it closed sometime in the mid-60’s.

JackCoursey on September 2, 2005 at 3:27 pm

Here is a 2003 photo of the Cobb:
Unfortunately the digital camera I was using at the time had a very low resolution.

JackCoursey on January 1, 2006 at 4:25 pm

Here are a couple of interior and exterior shots of the Cobb made last month. Amazing how much of the original theatre is still intact. The current tenants, the 3 Bear Café, have put a lot of effort into it.

WHITEFIELD on December 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Here is a photo of the old Cobb Theatre.
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dugfowlr on January 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

I remember going to the Cobb in the 1940’s when there was a break in between reels of the movie. I guess one of the projectors was broken, and they had to load the next reel on the one working. I think the movie was either a western or a Judy Canova movie.

Teasie on April 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm

In the 1950’s my sisters, Jerry & Shirley Wallace worked at the Cobb & when I was about 5 yrs. old they started taking me with them to see the movies & then Sharky, the bellhop would help me cross the street to play in the park by myself. My sister could see me from the ticket booth. Boy was that a different world! Does anyone remember Sharky or know anything about him?

acatos on December 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Recently, the Cobb Theatre has been occupied by a succession of restaurants. During it’s existence as the Three Bears, Jack took the picture that he has at his site and I also saw that room as it is depicted there. Since then that restaurant has closed and the theatre is now home to a different restaurant. I’m not sure how that has affected the integrity of the theatre appearance. I saw movies at the Cobb several times in the 1960’s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 13, 2022 at 2:20 am

The January 6, 1940 Boxoffice said: “Marietta— A new theatre, the Cobb, has been built on North Park Square.” It might have opened in late 1939.

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