Cinema South 4

4010 Nolensville Road,
Nashville, TN 37211

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davidfhale on November 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I saw Star Wars at this theatre more times than I would like to admit. I really liked this theatre design, as all of the theatres had large screens. I remember the tag line on the newspaper ad for Consolidated Theatres was “Theatres of the Future Now”.

Frank Scalf
Frank Scalf on September 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

It’s a shame that the above mentioned theaters I named are not listed on the Nashville listing on this website. I grew up in the Hickory Hollow area. Remember when it was just a field. Hickory Hollow had 4 theaters. Bell Forge 10, Bell Road Cinemas(3plex), Hickory Hollow Mall Cinemas(3plex). All closed. Hickory 8 is all that remains. Hickory Hollow Mall and Bell Road were originally Consolidated owned until Carmike bought them. Bell Forge and Hickory 8 were always Carmike built and owned.

I would say that 90-95% of movies I saw in the theater during my teens and 20s were at these theaters. Lot of memories, history, and fun over the years.

Another theater not listed is Hermitage 4(demolished). It used to be out there off Lebanon Rd. past THE HERMITAGE. I think it’s where the Krogers sits right before the Walmart. Only saw one movie there(Empire Strikes Back) for the second time. Sorry to go a little off topic but I really feel these theaters should be represented.

Frank Scalf
Frank Scalf on August 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Cinema South was where I saw Star Wars in 77'. Actually worked there before it closed. Worked at Bell Forge 10(Remember when it was 6?) Saw Red Dawn in 84' there now it’s a Mosque. Was the flagship of Carmike for years. Saw Empire Strikes Back at Hermitage 4 and Martin Twin which were demolished. Hickory Hollow Cinemas is a Dollar Tree now and the mall is about out of business. Saw Return of the Jedi at the old Bell Road Cinemas which was demolished and Hickory 8 Cinemas was built there which is now a $1.50 theater.

GMNash on May 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

The street view shows where an Aldi grocery store is now. This is where Cinema South used to stand. The correct address is 3760 Nolensville Road.

TLSLOEWS on March 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

Thanks GMNash,did you work for Consolitated at that time?

GMNash on March 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hi. The correct address for Cinema South was 3760 Nolensville Road. I was the manager from 1983 until 1988.

TLSLOEWS on February 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Very true Micheal,this is the theatre I saw Star Wars at.

Coate on February 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Cinema 4 South played “Star Wars” for 36 weeks during 1977-78, the longest run of the movie in Tennessee.

TLSLOEWS on February 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

When this theatre opened it was just known as Cinema South,and the theatre in Goodletsville was known as Cinema North,both theatres opened at the same time and were 4 screeners.Consolidated Theatres operated them at that time the booths had the first platter machines I had ever seen.

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Also I just read the Cinema North site and its header is wrong it gives that theatres address as Nolenville Road, it was located at Two Mile Parkway in Goodletsville, Tennessee.

TLSLOEWS on December 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Yes Bauhaus1, The cinema south did show some X-rated movies, soft-porn as some call them.Never any XXX. When I worked for the Loews Crescent we showed an X-rated version of Last Tango in Paris, which did not do much business, it was pretty lame movie that would only nowadays be rated R.Funny thing that we were located on Church Street and there was an adult XXX 35 mm theatre right down the street between the Tennessee, and Paramount Theatres, this was in the 70’s though, they are all gone now.

bauhaus on February 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm

I remember this theater vaguely from a visit home with the folks back in the 80s. Went there to see “Mommie Dearest.” Strangest thing, though – considering Nashville’s intolerance for such things – one of the theaters had porn side by side with mainstream releases – “Talk Dirty to Me” was playing there when I went if I’m not mistaken. Odd to see a suburban movie house showing adult films along side other features. Maybe it was an attempt to drum up biz.

msimpson83 on May 31, 2007 at 6:42 am

Here is an image of Cinema South 4 I found on another theater website. View link

I remember going to this theater with my big sister when what we wanted to see wasn’t playing at the much nicer Carmike 6, less than 2 miles away at Harding Mall. This theater was very bland and I remember going to see Beavis and Butthead at this theater not long before it closed and there were three kids in the back of the auditorium smoking pot.
Nice place.

HornerJack on December 29, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Cinema South was a sparse complex, very 1970s. It was the antithesis of a movie palace. The exterior was white stucco with a lackluster marquee. The interior was about as exciting as a Holiday Inn of the same period. The walls were so thin that you could sometimes here the movie playing in the next auditorium.

If it was still standing today, it would be grim reminder of how far movie theaters had fallen at that time.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on August 12, 2005 at 5:20 pm

Fondly remember movies seen here during the ‘70’s – Jaws and the Rocky Horror Picture Show (some 50 times) among others – but couldn’t recall a single detail of the building. Always liked this one better than the Cinema North for some reason, but again, don’t remember why.

Corivraken73 on March 30, 2005 at 11:02 pm

One and the same although it was demolished late last year and an Aldi’s grocery store now stads in its place.

JackCoursey on March 14, 2005 at 8:37 pm

The recently razed Outer Limit resided at 3758 Nolensville Rd. Pretty sure this is the corret address in that club strongly resembled a 70s style twin theatre.