AMC Franklin 3

1033 Franklin Road SE,
Marietta, GA 30067

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Modular Cinemas of America, Weis Theatres

Firms: Thompson & Hancock

Previous Names: Minicinema, Cinema 75

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AMC Franklin 3

The theatre was constructed as the largest and last of the Minicinemas in 1973. Operated by Modular Cinemas of America the architects were Thompson & Hancock of Atlanta.

Situated in the Franklin Plaza Shopping Center, it became part of the Weis Theatres circuit on May 23, 1975 and was renamed Cinema 75. Not too bad of a venue. Screen size and seating varied among the auditoriums as par with the design of triplexes during the 1970’s, large, medium and small. It became the AMC Franklin 3 on May 9, 1980, it was closed in 1989. It reopened under independent operators in 1992 and finally closed in 1995.

Contributed by Jack Coursey, Cone Maddox

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I don’t have anything on that theatre.

rivest266 on April 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

This opened on May 23rd, 1975 by Weis theatres as Cinema 75 and became the AMC Franklin 3 on May 9th, 1980 and Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse on 1987 and closed (or unable to afford newspaper ads) in 1989. Reopened under different owners 1992-1995.

Rstewart on April 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Showing in one advertisement as “Wayne Theaters” in March of 82.

JFB on April 5, 2019 at 4:46 pm

When this theater was part of the Weis chain, it was a sister theater of the Arrowhead theater.

Turd_Ferguson on May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am

Drove by last week, the entire shopping center has been demolished.

Jman8606 on March 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Rstewart can I see the ad for Wayne Theaters from 1972?

Rstewart on March 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm

I saw it in an add posted at another theaters page here on cinema treasures. I don’t recall which one, my guess would be a scan of the AJC from then. Anyone recall what location in the metro opened around March 82?

KStar on May 26, 2021 at 5:10 pm

I live in Northeast Atlanta. This shopping center has recently been demolished. There’s a lot of re-development going on in that area.

Jman8606 on July 31, 2021 at 4:09 pm

I hope they do sonething about those thugs!

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