Buckhead Theatre

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Buckhead Theatre
Buckhead Theatre.JPG
Exterior of venue, seen from Loudermilk Park (c.2012)
Former namesBuckhead Theatre (1930-61)
Capri Theatre (1961-78)
Capri Ballroom (1979-80)
Buckhead Cinema & Drafthouse (1980-86)
Buckhead Roxy (1987-88)
The Roxy (1989-92)
Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre (1992-2008)
Address3110 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305-1841
LocationBuckhead Village
OwnerCharles Loudermilk
OperatorLive Nation
Capacity1,800
Construction
OpenedJune 2, 1930 (1930-06-02)
Renovated1961, 1977-78, 1994-95, 2008-10
Construction cost$250,000
($3.65 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectDaniell & Beutell
Website
Venue Website

The Buckhead Theatre is a theatre located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[2]

History[edit]

The establishment was built in 1930 in Spanish baroque style by Atlanta architecture firm Daniell & Beutell and opened on June 2, 1930.[3] Primarily functioning as a second-run movie theater, it also hosted civic functions and concerts of the Buckhead Symphony Orchestra. It was operated by Affiliated Theaters, a subsidiary of McLendon Theatres.[4] Lease holders Davis & Coart sold the lease in 1935 to the company Terry McDaniel of Montgomery.

In 1961, it converted to a first run policy and joined the Weis Theater chain as the Capri Theatre.[5] In the mid-1980s, it was called Buckhead Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse,[4] until it was converted into the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.[6]

A significant Atlanta concert venue in the 1990s and most of the 2000s, the Roxy finally closed after LiveNation and Clear Channel ended their lease in 2008. It was then purchased by Aaron's, Inc., founder Charles Loudermilk.[7] After two years of renovation, the venue reopened in June 2010 under the original name Buckhead Theatre.[8]

Performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Buckhead Theatre, The: At a Glance". Buckhead Theatre, The. January 2014. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Theatre History - The Buckhead Theatre". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA - Cinema Treasures". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Comments about Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA - Cinema Treasures". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Who is this Roxy and why are so many theaters names after him?". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Access Atlanta". Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Former Roxy re-opens as Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper". 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  9. ^ At the Roxy

Coordinates: 33°50′25″N 84°22′47″W / 33.840292°N 84.379823°W / 33.840292; -84.379823