Imperial Theatre

745 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30901

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Playing,probably third run,“OUTLAND” last show was at 10:00pm. and all seats were 99 cents,the writing on the wall.End of a great Theatre is coming.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I talked with Tim Campbell,Stage manager,and he is hoping with sponsors he can return movies back to the Imperial.Hopefully running alot of the early classics.Since the opera and Augusta Players have gone to another theatre,Tim wants movies back on that screen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

No date ,but it played at the IMPERIAL “BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE” and a double feature, “12 to the MOON"both Columbia pictures.

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

June 12 1979 NOW SHOWING Burt Reynolds in “HOOPER” rated PG.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm

JULY 9 1972 A pretty good black western BUCK AND THE PREACHER opens. and across the street at the MILLER is Clint Eastwood in one of his weaker westerns JOE KIDD. Both are PG.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES played across the street at the Miller.My mistake.
June 5 1964 Now Playing DISTANT TRUMPET with FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE starting Friday.
July 6 1964 Now Playing THE CARPETBAGGERS.


JULY 9 1970 Now playing 1910 MOONSHINE WAR

June 9 1972 Now PLaying BEN and late show LAST SUMMER.

June 25 1972 Now playing TWILIGHT PEOPLE
July 2 1972 Now Playing JUNIOR BONNER

July 16 1972 Now playing THE LEGEND OF N———– CHARLIE. I noticed the newspaper ad used the Ad from the movie .But our marquee was BLACK CHARLIE.Coming next SHAFT’S BIG SCORE.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm

The IMPERIAL would also show ESCAPE and CONQUEST in the ape series,the final one and weakest of the series,BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES would play at DANIEL VILLAGE.
So Georgia Theatres opened the APE movies and closed them.In between ABC THEATRES played them. They would all turn up at THE WEIS DRIVE IN for an all nite “GO APE”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 6, 2010 at 5:51 pm

BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES opens at the IMPERIAL. The first APE film opened across the street at the Miller.1970

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

To know Chuck Dray was to know your typical projectionist. He never held anything back. And the first time i was a doorman helping out at the Imperial he came walking in to work the evening shows. I did not know him. Asked for a ticket he said “ I am the %$##@ projectionist.” Scared the crap out of me.
One night on a late show some longhaired hippie walks by and Chuck says loud enough for the guy to hear"Geez, He looks like the afterbirth of a sheep!“ that was Chuck Dray.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm

CAT BALLOU opens first run summer of 1965 at the Imperial following a long run of IN HARM’S WAY.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Across the street the MILLER is playing 007 in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. almost all the early Bonds played the MILLER. 1967.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

In 1967 THE IMPERIAL is playing THE DIRTY DOZEN. with shows starting at 12;30.3:15, 6:15 and 8:45.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

They Took the MAGNUM FORCE one sheet double exposed it where Clint was BACK TO BACK on the poster,Why I did not save it I don’t know,I did have the originals on both,so guessed I didn’t need the re-released,but should have got it.
I also got the life size Ad poster standee of CLINT from THE ENFORCER and for the life of me can’t figured what happened to it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm

The current stage manager at the Imperial is thinking about doing a KELLY-PEPSI BUDDY CLUB movie series that ran for thousands of children in Augusta. Tim is trying to find out when the first PEPSI Kelly BUDDY CLUB movie series started, I thought about 1965- 66?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Yeah, really in Augusta with the Miller and Imperial you would see lines,but not like Nashville.My worst experience with lines was in the Mall and were constantly having to break them so customers could shop in stores in the Mall. When Augusta Mall opened they stated they wanted NO THEATRES in that complex.Yeah, I KNOW you get all the 007’s you lucky dawg.

TLSLOEWS on December 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Those two Clint flicks showed down the street at the Tennessee Theatre, we always got the Bond flicks,Pink Panthers,Woody Allen, Rockys, type shows.The Manager of the Tennessee Mr. Harry Vickers would let our employees in to see their shows and we would do the same for them.It was a site to see when the Paramont, Tennessee,and Loews Crescent all had big pull shows. WE would all have lines of people waiting to get in at the same time, hundreds of people on Church Street. Those were the days.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

WArner Brothers is re-releasing DIRTY HARRY and MAGNUM FORCE and the IMPERIAL gets both! I was hot.I wanted that at NATIONAL HILLS. For the record Dirty Harry opens first run at the IMperial while National Hills gets Magnum Force for Christmas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I guess it was almost an X rated Film,Tisloews. How else can I write it. It was what came down to us at the IMPERIAl. Heck, I don’t even think i saw the movie or even worked the weekend it was showing. I am sure you played a PG movie back PG was not Kiddie fare and said Doggone it that thing could an R rated. It’s Opinion anyways with the rating system. I never gave it much creedence.

TLSLOEWS on December 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Whats an almost X rated film?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm

LATE SHOW taking a big chance on this one.THE MAGIC GARDEN OF STANLEY SWEETHEART. rated R,but we have heard it is almost an X rated film.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2009 at 7:13 pm

August 3 1953 the IMPERIAL is playing ABBOTT and COSTELLO meet DR.JEKYLL and Mr.HYDE. with BORIS KAROFF. nice size ad for what I would call a B film. Starting that next Tuesday is YOUNG BESS with Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm

1972 100 year snow strom hits Augusta with 13 inches of SNOW , Mr, Tinney not wanting to drive in the snow goes across the street to the Richmond Hotel. The movie playing PETE N' TILLIE. Every one else drives home.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Projectionist Bill Barkley tells this story. “We are running a matinee and this is in 1971 when Vice President Spiro Agnew is in a parade on Broad Street, when the Secert Sevice comes in the booth and out the back door on the roof,for security reasons.” That was a first.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Tisloews, Just read your life as a theatre manager. I was making $200.00 a week at GCC as an assistant! but that was 1982- 83. I am sure you got a per centage of concession something an assistant was not getting at GCC. With all the hours we had to put in on salary it came to about $1.25 an hour with Kid Shows.Reg.Features and those midnight shows every GCC had to run!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I have Shots the concessionstand remodeled in the 60’s. Afew marquee shots. today, that old concessionstand is long gone and its open into the theatre. I have a shot of the BoxOffice at National Hills before it was opened to the public. I have opening night picture of the marquee I found in the booth. Various shots of the crew,but i don’t think folks would really want to see a bunch of cutting up in the lobby at National Hills. Have a few shots of Columbia 1 and 2.also. I guess i shouldn’t have even mentioned it because now i have to get these on.I don’t have clue how much a battery costs.