Tara Theatre

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Tara Theatre
Loew's Tara
Tara theatre.jpg
Address 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Atlanta
Operator United Artists
Type Art house
Independent film
Opened 1968

The Tara Theatre is an art house movie theater located in Atlanta. The theater specializes in the showing of independent films, one of two theaters in Atlanta to do so.[1]

History[edit]

The Tara Theatre was opened in 1968 by Loew's Theatres. It embodies the modern architectural style popular at the time. Originally called Loew's Tara, the theater's name memorializes the fictional Tara plantation, home of the O'Hara family in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind. Tara opened as a single screen theater with seating for 1,200, but was later twinned. In the 1970s, two more screens were added. In the 1980s United Artists Theatres bought the Tara. The Tara's lobby features checkerboard tiles and large hanging portraits of Hollywood movie stars, such as Greta Garbo, Sean Connery, and Charlie Chaplin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cinematreasures.org/theater/3633/
  2. ^ http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/89301294A-1311.html

Coordinates: 33°49′08″N 84°21′05″W / 33.818788°N 84.351354°W / 33.818788; -84.351354