Holcomb Woods 6 Cinema

1572 Holcomb Bridge Road,
Roswell, GA 30076

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Holcomb Woods 6 Cinema

The Holcomb Woods was the best of the Atlanta based Septum Cinemas chain. The Septum circuit was made up of old Jerry Lewis and Mini Cinemas along with a few sheet metal and concrete monstrosities of its own. The Holcomb Woods was opened by Septum Cinemas on June 14, 1985 and was the best venue in the upper Roswell/Norcross area between 1989 and 1995. It was taken over by Plitt Theatres in March 1986 and subsequently became part of Cineplex Odeon in March 1988. On October 27, 1995 it was acquired by Carmike. It was closed in August 2000. On March 2, 2001 it was reopened by Entertainment Filmworks who closed it on October 7, 2001.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Doonyman
Doonyman on November 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I think the former Rio Bravo space is now occupied by another restaurant – this one is called Londzell’s Martini Restaurant & Lounge. The former Holcomb Woods theater underneath is still a church, but I don’t think it is Hope Chapel anymore, it has some new name. I actually drove by it today, but I couldn’t read the whole name of the place because I was going too fast. It was something like “City Church” or something.

Doonyman
Doonyman on December 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I went here the other day and made a video of it. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHKZ6toaQek

Doonyman
Doonyman on April 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I think the above movie theater is opening in that little shopping center across from the Pike Nursery, next to TJ’s Sports Bar and Grill. I think I drove by the other day and saw some signage for it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

These summer movies were playing at the Holcomb Woods 6.

“SUMMER CATCH”

“TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME”

“JAY and SILENT BOB”

“Capt. CORELLI’s MANDOLIN”

“JEEPERS CREEPERS”

Rstewart
Rstewart on July 7, 2013 at 7:31 am

Yes, Cineplex bought out Septum a few years after this opened. Was in a horrible location, lower level backside of the shopping center along a very heavy traffic area. Operated by Carmike for a short time after they took over Cineplex’s assets in Atlanta.

evanrb1
evanrb1 on July 29, 2015 at 3:28 am

For a time, this theatre was one of the best grossing theaters in the metro Atlanta area. But eventually North Point Mall opened in nearby Alpharetta bringing serious competition from both AMC and General Cinema.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 12, 2018 at 5:38 pm

This opened on June 21st, 1985. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 16, 2018 at 5:02 am

Closed in 2000 and reopened for a short time starting on March 2nd, 2001. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Rstewart
Rstewart on April 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Yes, EFW had a brief run here. Parts of their leadership seem to have touched just about every closed theater in the area at some point.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 1, 2023 at 9:29 am

Septum Cinemas was built on the back of Jerry Lewis Cinema locations that were looking for new managerial help once Network Cinemas and Lewis ceased operations. The Holcomb Woods' June 14, 1985 grand opening ad is in photos. The new build venue was Septum’s most ambitious project along with the Memorial Drive Cinema 5 and both featured a 70mm auditorium. In March of 1986, Cineplex Odeon’s then-subsidiary Plitt Theatres bought Septum’s 48 screens for $11 million. The theater continued as the Septum Holcomb Woods 6 for two years.

In March of 1988, the venue became the Cineplex Odeon Holcomb Woods 6 Cinema. Cineplex closed here at a 10-year opt-out point of a lease on June 21, 1995. On October 27, 1995, it became the Carmike Cinemas Holcomb Woods 6. on a discount sub-run policy with all seats $1. Carmike would change the venue to a first-run policy before closing in August of 2000 at the opt out of its leasing contract now at 15 years.

The fledgling Entertainment Film Works (EFW) Circuit took on the venue one last time beginning on March 2, 2001 taking over many multiplexes closed due to flux in the exhibition industry not limited to General Cinemas departure and rampant bankruptcy protection by chains including Carmike, Edwards, Landmark and Regal/UA all in 2000. The last ad for the EFW Holcomb Woods 6 appears on October 7, 2001 - likely the venue’s swan song.

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