Cinema 16

3604 Memorial Drive,
Decatur, GA 30032

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Previously operated by: O'neil Cinemas

Previous Names: Avondale Mall Cinema 16

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Cinema 16

The Avondale Mall Cinema 16 opened on July 8, 1994. It closed in 2000, sits in an almost abandoned shopping mall in Decatur, GA. The the cat walk-like marquee and theater chain name have been stripped off. It is located down a hill and across the street from the Belvadere Theatre.

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raymondstewart on May 13, 2005 at 6:22 pm

Yep, 3 years and it was a decent 16 plex, but a bad “hood” coupled with a bankrupt operator (O'Neil). They also owner the NE Plaza 16 that lasted a bit longer.

longislandmovies on January 10, 2007 at 11:44 am

this still closed………….

kgd on April 11, 2007 at 10:18 pm

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JFBrantley on December 22, 2008 at 12:42 am

This theater and surrounding mall have been demolished and the Wal-Mart is already open. I did go to Northeast Plaza several times but never attended this theater.

Avondale Mall, formerly Columbia Mall was never much of a mall. Although it had a Davidsons and a Sears, there was not much between the two stores.

One interesting tidbit about Columbia Mall was Chuck Norris filmed a scene of his movie Invasion U.S.A. at this mall.

jeterga on August 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Macy’s was shuttered in 1995, with the Cinema 16 multiplex installed on its second level in 1997. The mall continued to founder, nonetheless. The motion picture venue was shuttered in 2000.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

It takes a bad"hood" to close Malls.Same thing happened at REGENCY MALL in Augusta.Woman got raped,one teenage girl was kidnapped found her out in woods with a shotgun blast to the face,yep it closed and so did a Triple theatre in the mall and an eight plex out in the parking lot.

rivest266 on April 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm

This opened as the Avondale Mall Cinema 16 on July 8th, 1994. Grand opening ad in the photo section. It closed in 2000.

buckguy on June 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm

No one including the normally developer-friendly county government wanted the Walmart, esp. after they opened a new store not far away, off I-20. The area to the North and East underwent significant gentrification in the 90s & 00s and the general area around the mall has been ripe for redevelopment.

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