Doraville Cinema 'N' Drafthouse

5742 Buford Highway NE,
Doraville, GA 30340

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rivest266 on April 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Listed as a “Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse” 1986-1989.

rivest266 on April 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Reopened by Septum as the Saloon ‘n’ Cinema on March 12th, 1982 and closed in 1986 as Cineplex Odeon did not want it.

rivest266 on April 7, 2018 at 7:22 pm

This opened on January 9th, 1970. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Rstewart on July 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm

As best I can recall this was in the plaza that had Richway/Target/Value City and across the street from the Buford Hwy Twin.

galateasca on July 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Where was this theater exactly? Obviously on Buford Highway, but where?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Yeah, it was always a pain to park at the IMPERIAL. feeding parking meters.I never thought about passes,but mainly worked the Imperial when someone Quit,got fired or got sick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I don’t know tisloews about the drinking part.I don’t think i ever drank a beer while in the theatre and on duty,but i guess taking a break next door at the Pizza joint is about the same thing.At one time there was talk about DANIEL VILLAGE here serving beer,but nothing came of it.
Heck, at the Triple in the mall the guys from Fort Gordon was alaways bringing beer in more there than any place i worked before.

JackCoursey on December 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm

How was the auditorium configured on this theatre; was it parallel with the lobby (similar to the Lefont Screening Room) or conventional (e.g. Cobb Cinema)? The site of cinema wasn’t much larger than the dining area of a Waffle House.

TLSLOEWS on December 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

By the way Mike I think that I would be the Perfect Manager of a Movie and Tavern since I have done both but not at the same time. I would not have to sneak my beer or drinks in and put it in the ice machine,as I have done in the past.Keep the stories coming.

TLSLOEWS on December 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

All our daily reports and everything else were hand written. We had to type our weekly reports on a “OLD” manual typewriter,and send all the dailys,bank receipts,ect, to New York every Friday.When we paid our vendors,we would write the checks in Nashville and mail them to New York to be signed. and they would mail them back to the vendors.We did not even know what a computer was then.Old school bookkeeping stuff I guess.Good time though! Also I used to get to park in the parking garage behind the Loews Crescent for movie passes as it was downtown and we did not have our own parking.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 5, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I wish i would have kept the copies on our BOR reports when COLUMBIA 1 and 2 opened. I never did spill wine on them. By the time i was leaving GCC computers were on the way in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Tisloews, Same with me.At Columbia 1 and 2 we had a local pizza parlor and the owner would give me free pizza for movie passes.HIS MANAGER, would give me free beer for passes. I guess it was wrong to drink a couple of brews and work,but almost every manager around did it. I know, that does not make it right.How would you handle it at a cinema and drafthouse? see the neat TIE-IN. That’s a word i bet you don’t hear in the business anymore.

TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Yeah Ulver, I have eaten at Arnolds, it is good stuff, used to see Chet Atkins, and Jerry Reed in there sometimes.They waited on Chet he did not have to go through the line like everybody else.

Ulver on December 3, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Gonna be heading up that way pretty soon. Nice city. You can have you choice of either “slider”—-Krystal OR White Castle!

Plus you have my fave pizza of all-time: Sir Pizza

There’s another institution, that happens to be owned by friend’s of my family. Arnold’s Country Kitchen. Oh, the home-cooking! Yum!

Too bad the theatre was torn down.

TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Yes the only LOEWS CRESCENT that I have heard of.

Ulver on December 3, 2009 at 6:26 pm

The Loew’s Cresent in Nashville>?

TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Mike I thought of another, There was an oyster bar one block down from the LOEWS CRESCENT in printers alley you may have of heard of the alley “TOURIST TRAP”.When we were slow I would go downthere after a show had started and have a couple of beers and maybe a sandwich.About once a week I would take Betty the owner a cup sleeve full of fresh poped popcorn that was always good for a free beer or two.Those were the days.Back then you could get away with drinking at work as long as you kept yourself together, never caught any flax ever.I know this comment has nothing to do with this site, I just like to tell the stories.

TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Yeah Mike I remember one night I was drinking some wine in my office and spilled it all over our daily report.Of course it stained it pretty well. The next day I told our city manager that I spilled grape juice on it,he just kind of looked at me funny but did not say anything else about it.Had to mail all the dailies to New York at the end of the week with this one report all messed up.You could not rewrite them, all the managers and cashiers had their signatures and handrighting on them.So you could not forge another one.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I remember sitting out by the pool one summer and another manager and me were certainly enjoying the summer and our 12 pack or so of Bud. Man, thank goodness that night it was slow at COLUMBIA 1 and 2 and i passed out until checkout time in COLUMBIA 1. I bet that ain’t a new story. I won’t mention watching the NEWS YEARS FOOTBALL games and getting tipsy on Tommy’s moms PUNCH. Ithink i sat in the same seat and it was a slow night again.
I think that is the only times i was Feeling good at work!

TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Sounds like my kind of place Movies and Beer.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Ulver, I have an Atlanta constituion paper Oct. 19 1974 and tha ad shows it playing at the WEIS DORAVILLE. Maube, they were playing day and date even though they were close to each other,

Ulver on November 29, 2009 at 1:04 am

Mike—-you sure “Flesh Gordon” wasn’t playing across the street, at the former Jerry Lewis cinema>? It was already getting kinda seedy about that time. IIRC, that shopping center was the original home to Tower package store, as well.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 29, 2009 at 12:56 am

I think it opened as a WEIS CINEMA and was never bought out by WEIS from another chain.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 29, 2009 at 12:54 am

Wasn’t this a WEIS CINEMA you guys keep talking about Mini Cinemas.
I have a WEIS DORAVILLE in Oct,19 1974 playing…

FLESH GORDON Rated X it was at three WEIS CINEMAS: