Belmont Theatre

2464 Atlanta Road SE,
Smyrna, GA 30080

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Belmont Theatre

A basic strip mall theatre which opened around 1956. It was short on ambiance and technology, but a fairly decent venue just the same. Because its auditorium was so narrow, the Belmont Theatre remained a single screen right up until the day it closed in 1985. It was converted into retail use, and was demolished in 2009.

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karatattoo on September 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I drove past the Belmont Hills Shopping Center today (Sept. 9,‘09) and all of it is being demolished. I could see into the theater from Atlanta Road directly in front of the center and there is little left of it apart from the facade.

DaveNewton on December 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

I remember that a re-release of JAWS played there in the spring of 1979, I saw it at least twice during its run there. It seems that the theater remained open for a while after that, perhaps even for another year or so.

JFBrantley on June 4, 2010 at 11:42 am

Living in Hapeville, there was not so much variety. One of my friends and I went to see Bo Derek’s Tarzan the Ape Man at Belmont. This move came out I believe in 1982. I do not know how much longer after that before the theater closed.

acatos on December 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

My Dad used to take my brother and me up from north Atlanta (Bolton) to the Belmont and drop us off and we would stay there and see the movie a couple of times while he and Mom shopped at the Belmont Hills Shopping Center. That was in the days where you could do such things safely and kids knew to stay where they were told to stay. I remember the restrooms upstairs. I remember seeing a 3D film there but I can’t remember which one it was. It would have been in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. Surprisingly, Belmont Hills was the largest shopping center in the South until Lenox Square was built.

galateasca on July 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I seem to remember seeing the re-release of “Song of the South” there in the early 70’s and that the Belmont had a green roof, or am I dreaming? I know who I saw the film with, and it would have been my Cobb County friend (We lived in DeKalb and that was like driving to Alabama in the day).

Mawmawhover on April 23, 2015 at 12:16 am

Looking for Tommy Baron who was the projectionist at Martins Belmont Theatre in Smyrna GA in 1965 while I worked there. If you know how I can get in touch with him please email me at . Thanks!!!

CoachBobbyFinstock on December 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Saw a ton of movies here. My brother nearly got us kicked out he cried so bad during The Champ. Others I seem to recall seeing are Grease 2 and American Ninja. I miss Michael Dudikoff.

rivest266 on April 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Listings started in the Constitution in 1956 and ended in 1985. The newspaper did not give much coverage to suburban theatres at this time.

DavidZornig on August 20, 2020 at 7:53 pm

February 18, 1982 marquee photo added courtesy Marietta Daily Journal.

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