3110 Roswell Road NW,
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Buckhead Theatre (Official)
Firms: Daniell & Beutell
Styles: Spanish Baroque
Previous Names: Capri Theatre, Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, Roxy Theatre
Originally opened as the Buckhead Theatre on June 2, 1930 with Nancy Welford in “Gold Diggers of Broadway”. Seating was provided for 800 in the orchestra and 256 in the balcony. It was later operated by Affiliated Theaters, a subsidiary of McLendon Theatres. On June 29, 1962 it was renamed Capri Theatre after being taken over by Weis Theatres. The first time I visited this theatre was in the mid-1970’s. In 1977 the Capri Theatre closed and it reverted back to its original name and became Atlanta’s first Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse on July 18, 1980. The theatre is strictly live performance now and host quite a few top name acts. There might be a dark cloud on the horizon for the Roxy Theatre in that it might be demolished once the lease expires with the current tenant.
The Roxy Theatre was closed in 2009. By spring 2013 it had re-opened as the Buckhead Theatre presenting concerts and special events.
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