Eastgate Theatre

5600 Brainard Road,
Chattanooga, TN 37411

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Plitt Theatres, Wilby-Kincey

Functions: Nightclub

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Eastgate Theatre

The Eastgate Theatre was built as single screen theatre, opening on September 16, 1965 with James Stewart in “Shenandoah”. It converted into a triplex on June 22, 1979. It was closed in 1993.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 5, 2009 at 1:38 am

The Eastgate was originally built for Wilby-Kincey Theatres and opened in 1965 with 900 seats. It was on Boxoffice Magazine’s annual list of the previous year’s new theaters, published in the January 17, 1966 issue. By 1970, the Eastgate was being operated by ABC Theatres. I’ve been unable to find out when it was triplexed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

The EASTGATE I,II and III on April 27 1983 were getting their Price increase for the Summer movies . “BLUE THUNDER” stays at$4.00 a seat,But with “JEDI” set to come it will be $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for kids.It was A PLITT Theatre,home office,Knoxville.

jawsfanintenn
jawsfanintenn on March 10, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I can remember this theater like it was yesterday when I saw some of my favorite movies there. I hounded my dad to be there on opening night for Jaws. After seeing the trailer on TV prior to the opening I knew I had to see this movie. To this day it is my favorite movie of all time. With the release of “A Bridge to Far” the theater gave us VIP treatment by giving us free admission and reserved seats because my father was in that particular battle and wounded at the bridge entrance.

Unfortunately it has been converted to a nightclub and any resemblance to a prior theater are gone. I can remember countless movies I saw there and also riding Santa’s Rocket that would pick up kids in front of the theater.

Scruffynerfherder
Scruffynerfherder on May 6, 2022 at 10:50 pm

Me and my wife saw Ghost here in 1990. I really cant remember the theater was we went at night and we only went that one time. We grew up going to Eastgate though. Wish I could say more on this place.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 11, 2024 at 7:13 pm

Opened on September 16th, 1965. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 12, 2024 at 8:28 am

2 screens on March 19th, 1974, and the 3rd screen opened on June 22nd, 1979, equipped with dolby stereo. 1979 grand opening ad posted.

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