Majestic Cinema

7051 Malco Crossing,
Memphis, TN 38115

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rivest266 on August 14, 2021 at 11:42 pm

This opened on November 14th, 1997, as the first all-stadium seating cinema in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

vastor on July 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Recently Malco announced the conversion of the Majestic to a multi-purpose venue. There will still be some screens operating but it will not be solely a cinema.

zebtheamerican on August 9, 2017 at 2:22 am

@rivest266: A few years ago Malco shut the addition side down (9 screens), due to “problems” with crowds and low turn out. Now that half of the building is used for storage, and only the original 11 screens are run.

zebtheamerican on August 6, 2017 at 2:22 am

Having been a Head Projectionist for Malco Theaters for nearly 20 years I can testify to the fact that until The Paradiso, The Winchester Court was the only theater Malco had in Memphis that had “large format” projection, or what is called in the profession 70mm. I operated the Winchester Court for it’s first 4 years, and later operated the Majestic for 5 years. It did have 2 exceptionally large screens, but up in the booth we were throwing regular 35mm film on them. Chief Technician for Malco theaters Mike Thomson once told me that we were pushing the absolute limit for blowing up 35mm, and it did look it. We could never get enough light out of the lamp houses, and unless the print was by Kodak the image was grainy.

rivest266 on January 2, 2015 at 11:14 am

Downsized? now counting 11 screens

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Joe Vogel on June 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

An article in the June 24, 1997, issue of the Memphis Daily News said that Malco’s new 11-screen multiplex, The Majestic, would open in August. The project was designed by the Memphis architectural firm Mark E. Watson & Associates.

vastor on June 24, 2013 at 4:54 am

Jimmy Tashie at Malco commissioned this display and wanted it to resemble a hood ornament. It does.