Georgia Movie Theatres (page 1)

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State Theatre
Albany, GA
Bacon Theatre
Alma, GA
Georgia Theatre
Athens, GA
The State Theatre was built in 1945. It is now used for live music. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bacon Theatre opened in 1946. It is now owned by the City. It reopened in 2012 with films and live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

The Georgia Theatre operated originally as the Elite Theatre which opened in 1935. In 1977, the theatre was adapted for live performances. In 1982, it began operating as the Carafe & Draft Theatre which offered movies and live music. In 1989, it became the Georgia Theatre again. After a fire in 2009, the interior was rebuilt. It reopened in 2011 as a live music venue and event space. For more, see this website. [map]

Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
2006: 2021:
The Variety Playhouse originally opened around 1941 as the Euclid Theatre. The theatre sat vacant from 1961 until the late 1980s. The exterior was restored and repainted around 2016. The building is now used as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA
The Fox Theatre opened in 1929. It was built as a Shriners' headquarters but it was more costly than expected and the Shriners worked out a deal with Fox. The theatre has Moorish features (minarets and onion domes) and a lavish interior. It was nearly demolished in 1974 but was rescued by Atlanta Landmarks who restored and converted it into a live performance space. The project cost $20 million. In addition to Broadway plays, ballet and a summer film festival, space is rented out for corporate and political events, weddings, etc. There is also a 4,000-pipe Moller organ. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Plaza Theater
Atlanta, GA
The Plaza Theater opened in 1939 in this historic strip mall. It was designed by George Harwell Bond. The movie theatre has been in continuous operation. The marquee is original. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tara Cinemas
Atlanta, GA
The Tara Cinemas opened in 1968 as a single screen theatre. It was twinned in 1975 and had been in continuous operation. It closed in 2022 but reopened in 2023. For more, see this website. [map]

Miller Theatre
Augusta, GA


The Miller Theatre was designed by Roy A. Benjamin and opened in 1938. It closed in 1983. After a lengthy $25 million restoration, the theatre reopened in 2017 as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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