Tara Theatre

2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Cinemas, Loew's Inc., Regal Entertainment Group, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Loew's Tara Theatre, UA Tara Cinemas, Regal Tara Cinemas 4

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Opened by Loew’s on July 10, 1968 with the 70mm version of “Gone With the Wind” on a move-over from its world premiere engagement at the downtown Grand Theatre. This 1,000 plus seat showcase was twinned in the summer of 1975. In June 1977 it had the Atlanta engagement of “Star Wars” along with three suburban locations. In 1980 it was sold to George Lefont who added a third screen to the east side of the building in 1983.

A few years later Hoyt’s took ownership but soon sold to the second incarnation of United Artists Theatres. Under UA management the #1 house was twinned width wise to give it the current (2017) layout. UA soon collapsed and it was taken over by Regal. Regal did a major remodel. It was closed on November 10, 2022. Taken over by an independent operator, it reopened on May 25, 2023.

Contributed by UAGirl, Stan Malone

Recent comments (view all 127 comments)

Mikeoaklandpark on November 14, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Would be nice if Look Cinema took this over

thegiantrat on March 7, 2023 at 11:58 pm

Historic Tara theater set to reopen this spring


JackCoursey on March 8, 2023 at 4:53 pm

Am hoping for the best. It would be great if the original auditorium could be restored to a single screen, but for now, am glad that it will once again be operational. The onus is now on the fine arts community to keep it running and making it the premier venue for art, classic and foregin film.

jumboloan on March 8, 2023 at 5:03 pm

I get your sentiment but it should stay chopped up and play Jurassic Park 8 so that it can stay afloat with art movies too. There are lots of families in the area and it would be nice to avoid Phipps congestion to take the family out on movie night. I think the best marketing would be a mix. And better have a coffee bar for the youngsters.

Rstewart on March 9, 2023 at 11:17 am

That is wonderful news, I hope that they were able to secure a long term lease. Fitting that it is again linked to the Plaza again.

JackCoursey on March 9, 2023 at 8:29 pm

Still push to restore the original auditorium and equip it with 70mm projection. That will make even Jurassic Park, ver 962 look great.

JackCoursey on April 1, 2023 at 1:56 pm

A website has been set up to help with both the lease and restoration of the Tara Theatre: https://taraatlanta.com/home

JackCoursey on June 1, 2023 at 9:26 pm

Has there been any word if the 70mm projector is being re-installed and if so, in which auditorium?

thegiantrat on June 15, 2023 at 2:05 am

They are showing Oppenheimer in 70mm in Theatre 4. Not sure if it is there to stay or just for the run of Oppenheimer.

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