Bell Forge 10 Cinema

5400 Bell Forge Lane E,
Antioch, TN 37013

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Martin Theatres

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Bell Forge 10 Cinema

The Bell Forge opened in June 3, 1983 by Martin Theatres. It was located by the Hickory Hollow Mall. It opened with six screens and was increased to ten on December 10, 1987. Carmike took over operations in October of 1985.

It was still in operation as a first run house when it closed on August 10, 2010.

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Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

bdudney on August 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

Bell forge 10 showed it’s last films last night.

It is now closed due to declining attendance. That area has gotten pretty rough. It was already rough way back…I was robbed there in 1994.

It’s been sold to some islamic foundation.

TLSLOEWS on August 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

Do not think they will be showing any movies.

GMNash on March 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm

This theatre had one 70mm house. I remember the manager, Dana, invited some of the competition’s managers to come see ‘Indiana Jones/Temple of Doom’ the night before it opened, summer of 1984. I worked for Consolidated at the time. We never got Paramount product, as our buyer had ticked them off over something. That eventually changed, but can you imagine not getting any of Paramount’s films?

TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 7:37 am

Thanks GMNash,I saw on the news last night that the city has other ideas for the building,but the new owners want to keep with their plan.From one old manager to another welcome to Cinema Treasures.

GMNash on March 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

I missed that. I wonder if Carmike removed all their fixtures? I’d love to get my hands on a piece of screen. And, thanks tls… I’ve been reading comments for some time on here, just never registerd to add my two cents.

TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

O.K.Give us three cents!

rivest266 on February 15, 2016 at 4:31 am

June 3rd, 1983 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266 on February 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

December 18th, 1987 grand opening ad as 10-plex also in the photo section. AMC also opened the Fountain Square 14 on the same day.

Imaxguy on November 16, 2018 at 1:10 am

GMNash: You mentioned Dana…was that Dana Moore? Anyway, I was there opening day in the booth. The district manager, Gene Patterson was there, and had a heart attack and was carried out on a stretcher. He died the next morning. Mr. P was a great guy, a bit gruff on the outside, but a nice guy once you got to know him. Not the best opening….

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