Cine Showcase Cinema

1137 Peachtree Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30309

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rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Closed in 1980 after a crackdown on adult cinemas.

rivest266 on April 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

and reopened as an adult cinema called the Cine Showcase Cinema on November 12th, 1976. Ad in photo section.

rivest266 on April 3, 2018 at 6:02 pm

This opened as Peachtree on October 17th, 1940. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

JBrantley on July 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Actually the above link is when the Peachtree Art had become a porn house.

After the Cine Showcase had closed, I do believe that the Academy Theater used the building for a while. Presently the Academy Theater is in Hapeville.

JBrantley on July 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Here is picture from Atlanta Time Machine of the Peachtree Art after it was the Weis Cinema.

doneboy on November 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a few points regarding the Peachtree Art Theatre which was operated by my father from 1946 until 1971. The theatre was located at 1137 Peachtree Street in Atlanta. It had a full concession area which featured imported candies and popcorn that was specially grown by the Word Popcorn Company in Scottsboro, Alabama.

The theatre was highly successful and overflow crowds were commonplace throughout it’s existence. Many notable Atlantans were regular patrons including Bobby Jones, the famed golfer, and Margaret Mitchell the author of Gone With The Wind. The theatre closed in 1971 due to the redevelopment of the property.

I hope that this clears up some misconceptions that seem to exist.

John_Allen on November 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I worked at the Peachtree Art when I was 15, back in 1959. It did not have a concession stand. No popcorn or drinks. They showed mostly foreign films at that time. Never had much of a crowd.

reg41 on February 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

The Peachtree Art was a very nice theatre in the 1964 – ‘65 time frame. Its atmosphere enhanced the films it presented. I saw “Woman in the Dunes”, “He Who Must Die”,“Seance on a Wet Afternoon” and several others. Most, except for “Seance” had subtitles. It had a good sized screen (my guess 40 feet) and always flawless projection. Admission was $1.50, same as Fox, Roxy, etc. Around 1970 or '71, the Weiss chain tried to turn it into a first run theatre, but it soon succumbed to the hotel and office building boom.

a_mclean on April 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks Daryl but that place was just a part of my past and the picture AND the information meant a lot. Thanks again.

Daryl on April 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

A_Mclean: Your new photo link is as good as it gets. If you want to know more about the area around the Buckhead Art Theatre, I’ll be happy to provide.

a_mclean on April 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

SOMEONE SENT ME A PICTURE! I don’t know how to post on its on page but here is an actual picture for those interested. Thanks to everybody for their help.

Daryl on April 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

On the above link, image #6 shows the location the best. Note the boarded up area on the camera side of the awning on the right side of the picture…that’s pretty much the location of the alcove entry to the old Buckhead Art Theatre or within just a few feet.

a_mclean on April 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Thanks to StanMalone, Marcel & Daryl for the help. I searched far and wide and couldn’t find a picture of the actual theater but I’m wondering if this side view of a store with the awning is in fact the place? I’m hoping one of you gentleman recognize the street and surrounding.

a_mclean on April 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Marcel, can you post one or two of the ads you have? It would definitely be appreciated.

Daryl on April 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

The Buckhead Art Cinema at 3073 Peachtree Road was an all-adult house located across the street from Sears Roebuck, diagonal from the Capri Theatre. It was open in the early 70s (at least) thru the late 90s to early 00s as I remember. If it was still there today, it would be adjacent to the now closed “Geek Squad” store. Hope this helps.

Marcel on April 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

A_Mclean/Stan Malone, according to my film ad archives, the Buckhead Art Cinema was located at 3073 Peachtree Road at Corner of E. Paces Ferry. I have ads from 1990.

a_mclean on April 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Is this the theatre your speaking of StanMalone?

The address; “3340 Peachtree Road” sticks out in my brain but they must have knocked a lot down for it too look like this now.

Jester on August 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I have lived in Atlanta since 1939, and I really think some of the historical comments about this theater and others in the area are wrong. Whatever!! I do remember seeing the original French subtitled version of Diabolique at the Peachtree Art, which is pictured and was at the corner of Peachtree and 13th Street. As a real trivia note (but not to Atlantans), the author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, was killed at this site in the early fifties. She was crossing Peachtree to get to the theater with her husband and hesitated in the middle of Peachtree because of oncoming traffic. She was hit by a taxi driven by a drunken driver, and died about five days later, never regaining consciousness.

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Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Where was the Peachtree West Mentioned in Boxoffice Sept 22,1974 ?

TLSLOEWS on July 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Nice 1950,s photo Lost Memory.

Daryl on March 3, 2010 at 1:26 am

In late 1965 to early 1966 there was a re-release of the Batman/Robin shorts from the 1940’s. All the shorts were spliced together that produced a 4+ hour, multi-episode, full length feature retitled as “An Evening with Batman and Robin”. This was at a time when the campy, Adam West version was doing gangbusters on TV. I saw the movie there and was in my early teens. Later on, I believe I saw The Green Hornet (movie) at the same theater. Also, F.Y.I. , after the theater and the surrounding buildings were raised and after other failed developments The Campanile office tower was built where the theater, et al once stood.

ClintG on August 26, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I remember the Peachtree Art Theater in the late 1950s through 1962. The Red Shoes ran (again) in this period. Also The Horse’s Mouth 1958 with Alec Guinness. The theater was across the street from Baker Audio (Hi Fi) and classical radio station WGKA which were in an old house at 1140 Peachtree. The WGKA antenna tower was west of the Baker Audio building. Looking north on Peachtree from 10th Street you could see the tower.

JFBrantley on February 17, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Prior to closing, this site was a porno house. I think George Echols took over this site and several others and began showing porn. This was one of the last porno housed to close. For a while the Academy Theater group used this property as thier playhouse.

When they left, it was not long before the building was demolished.