Columbus Square Cinemas
3100 Macon Road,
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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Martin Theatres
Previous Names: Columbus Square Twin, Columbus Square 3, Columbus Square 4
The Columbus Square Twin was opened July 10, 1975, replacing the single screen Beverly Theater in the mall. On December 22, 1978 it became a 4 screen theatre, and on July 23, 1982 it had 8-screens. The theatre was opened by Martin Theatres and became a Carmike theatre from 1990 until its closing. Seating for the 8 screens was listed at 1,720.
The Columbus Square Cinemas closed on August 5, 2005 and has since been demolished.
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Wow, Someone beat ATl.We had the First 4 plex in Georgia. Augusta with Masters 4,ATlanta must have been slow during these days.
I have more information about this theater.
It initially opened on July 10, 1975 (which, incidentally, was my father’s 30th birthday) as the Columbus Square Twin, replacing the Beverly Theater at Columbus Square Mall. Sometime around 1978 or 1979, two additional screens were added. From the aerial picture, the new auditoriums were the ones that had vertical A/C units (I think) on the top.
In the summer of 1982, four more screens were added. I remember seeing “Annie” in auditorium #8 (the auditorium featured upper right based on the picture). Most of the big films that played at a Martin/Carmike played here until 1988, when the Carmike Cinema 7 was opened. The theater further declined in 1993 when a new theater at Peachtree Mall was built.
Eventually, the theater was closed in 2003, and demolished soon thereafter.
I remember watching most of the Friday the 13th movies here all the good movies played there
Columbus square 8 good memories saw leatherface Texas chainsaw massacre 3 and all the nightmare on elm streets there
So many good memories I miss this theatre
Anybody got anymore pics of this theater could you post please. Can’t find any more pics.
I have added two more photos of the theater courtesy the Facebook group “You Grew Up in Columbus, GA.” Just a couple of shots of the front, but they are now there.
This opened on July 10th, 1975 as a twin. 4 screens on December 22nd, 1978 and 8 on July 23rd, 1982. Closed 2005. Grand opening ads in the photo section.
I remember seeing Billy Jack up at the theater when I had visited my grandparents when it was a single auditorium.
Closed August 5th, 2005.