Athens Cinema

US 31,
Athens, AL

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The Athens Cinema was opened by Sylvia and Reed Guthrie on Wednesday, January 25, 1973. It was located on US 31. The theatre seated 323 and the walls were draped with red and gold fibreglass cloth.

The first movie shown at the Athens Cinema was “Pete and Tillie”.

An interesting feature of this theatre was a rock garden just inside the door. The theatre closed in September of 1983.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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Theatrespawn on January 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Location was farther south than what Google is showing.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

James Acuff was the projectionist when the cinema first opened.

CT could use a more exact address, photos both inside and out and more info.


Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

Boy, Bob unless a local steps up with the info so many of these small theatres get the shaft.

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