Twelve Oaks Theatre
4162 Buford Highway NE,
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Previous Names: Loews Twelve Oaks Theatre
Great theatre, both in general and size when Loews opened it on February 10, 1971 with Dyan Cannon in “Doctors' Wives”. The theatre had two entrances, one via the mall interior the other through the parking lot. The theatre had 1,200-seats a large flat screen, 35mm and 70mm projection and a fairly good sound system for its time. When “Deliverance” came out in 1972, it probably played longer at the Loews Twelve Oaks Theatre than any other theatre in town.
On May 23, 1975 the theatre was split down the centre and two much smaller screens were installed complimented with mono sound. The theatre continued to do OK despite it’s loss of lustre (Robert Altman’s “Nashville” did a pretty good run there in 1975.) It became a four screen theatre on May 26, 1989.
When Loews left town, Storey Theatres took over the Twelve Oaks Theatre and George Lefont secured the Tara Theatre. The Twelve Oaks Theatre was clinging for life at that point and Storey did all they could to keep it alive including using part of the lobby for video rental and dividing up the two shoebox auditoriums into four. The theatre breathed its last in 1999.
I don’t know if it is still standing or if it has been converted to retail space.
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