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This theater was heavily damaged in the Great Flood of 2010.
The former Martin 4 is beside Big Lots, right? Anyways, I’ve got pictures of the Carmike 8 if anyone wants them. I’m sorry they’re not very big or very good, but they were taken on my cellphone.
I heard that Scene 3 was tied up with the IRS. Melrose Bowl is already gone. Does anybody know the current plans for this theater?
Sheryl Crow’s video “All I wanna do” was filmed in front of the Roxy. Link to Youtube video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wCiXp7cH7xs
When I was working in the box office of a big multiplex 2 years ago, fall was the slowest time. There would be a wave of big movies coming out around holidays. Halloween you’d get a couple of scary movies, then at Thanksgiving all the Christmas movies would come out. Winter stayed busy until school started back. Once school was in session, times would be slow again until Spring break when some mediocre comedies or horror movies would come out, then it would be a slow trickle up until the big summer blockbusters until around August when things died down again.
What a shame. This was a gorgeous building!
The address listed is wrong. The Belle Meade (Or at least the BookStar that occupied the former Belle Meade) was located at
4301 Harding Pike,
Nashville, TN 37205
according to yellowpages.com
I remember riding past this theater when I was very young on the way to and from the MegaMart (what the grocery store was named when I was around.) I always wanted to go in but apparently it had closed by then (Late 80’s or early 90’s.) What a shame. I seem to remember a nice chandelier in the lobby.
I practically grew up at this theater. I was there every weekend during the school year and almost every day during the summer. When it turned into a dollar theater, I was even more psyched because I could afford to see several movies at once.
I worry that I was one of the only ones to ever appreciate Harding Mall and its great cinema.
The seats at Harding Mall’s Carmike 6 were the most comfortable movie seats I’ve ever encountered!
Here is an image of Cinema South 4 I found on another theater website. View link
I remember going to this theater with my big sister when what we wanted to see wasn’t playing at the much nicer Carmike 6, less than 2 miles away at Harding Mall. This theater was very bland and I remember going to see Beavis and Butthead at this theater not long before it closed and there were three kids in the back of the auditorium smoking pot.
The entrance to the Lion’s Head was in the corner of the strip mall, where Caesar’s is now. View link
None of the original architecture remains to the best of my knowledge. The seats weren’t very comfortable but the staff was laid back and it was fairly easy to sneak into R-rated movies (I was a young teenager at the time of Lion’s Head.)
In addition to their IMAX auditorium, the theater also has a state of the art digital projector in theater 12. The picture clarity on the digital presentation is really something to see!
The Belcourt is truly a great place! One auditorium shows movies that you can’t find anywhere else in TN. The other auditorium hosts live events like music and theatre. The concession stand in the lobby sells liquor and beer! I love drinking while watching a show.
I live very near where this used to be. I believe it is a jewelry store now. What a shame.
I go to this theater every once in a while. It has been reduced to a discount movie house and is badly in need of repairs.
I have been told that the Roxy is being torn down to be replaced with a new theater. Can anyone confirm this?