Lenox Square Theatre
3393 Peachtree Road NE,
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Architects: J.B. Finch
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The Lenox Square Theatre was built by Georgia Theatre Company as a single 660-seat screen, opening on June 20, 1963 with Frank Sinatra in “Come Blow Your Horn”. On June 11, 1969 Georgia Theatre Company took over vacant space next door and added a 320 seat shoebox theatre. In 1978 they split the 660 seat theatre 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 theatre 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 completely remodeled the lobby but did nothing to solve the terrible sound and projection problems caused by the atrocious layout of the theatre 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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