Dixie Cinema 4

4921 Dixie Highway,
Louisville, KY 40216

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Premiere Cinemas

Previous Names: Alpha 1 Cinema, Alpha 1 Twin Cinema, Alpha 1-4 Cinemas

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Dixie Cinema 4

Originally opened as the single-screen Alpha 1 Cinema on December 4, 1970. In 1973 it was twinned and became the Alpha 1 Twin Cinema and became a 4-screen cinema in 1978. In 1983 it was renamed Dixie Cinema 4 was operated by Carmike Cinemas from 1989 thru 1991. It was demolished and a Factory Card Outlet and Rent a Center now stands on the site.

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Biggivey on August 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

Actually the original name was the alpha cinemas Started as a 2 screen but became a 4 screen . This was the first movie theater I ever visited . It was built in early 1970s and the building still stands but a new building was built in front of it . If you go to the back you can still see the original building and exit doors . Note : it was build on the property that was once the Dixie drive in

rivest266 on October 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

This opened as a single screen cinema called Alpha 1 on December 4th, 1970. 2 screens in 1973 and four in 1978. Renamed Dixie in 1983. The grand opening ad in photo section.

Bptse on July 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm

I was an usher, projectionist, then a manager here from 89 till they closed. Actually Dixie 4 was bought by Cinemark and operated as a dollar theatre for a short time. Maybe for less than two years. Then it was sold to Marty Sussman, who used to own the vogue and who brought Rocky Horror to the vogue. I don’t think we closed in 91 because I was in engineering school in 92 and remember studying in the break room. We also had Menace II society which was 93. I think we closed in 93 or 94 because I switched to Marty’s other theatre, Movie City till they closed, then Jtown 4 for a short period before I quit and started waiting tables in 95.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

This was part of the Mike Campbell’s Premiere Cinemas, the precursor to Regal, which was sold to Cinemark in 1989.

50sSNIPES on May 9, 2022 at 3:03 pm

This was also once known as the Alpha 1 Twin Cinema in confusion with the Alpha 2 Cinema off of Preston Highway which closed on March 25, 1982, which would later be converted into a longtime Chuck E. Cheese’s (formerly Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre), which opened July 31st of that year and ran for a successful 15 years until closure on November 8, 1997.

GP72022A on June 9, 2023 at 2:20 am

Located near a Kmart at 4915 Dixie Highway, which operated as store #4180 from March 16, 1967 to May 2014.

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