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This unique and also oddly appealing little showplace has actually had a difficult time making a go of it also prior to it opened up. It was initially designed to be a six screener, but not long after the structure was laid, the property was gained by Cineplex Odeon that chose to go via a sleek cubist design with 5 spacious and also decorative auditoriums rather than the cadaverous earth tone aluminum monstrosity that the original owners had actually intended. The Merchants Walk location was very family oriented at the moment and the Merchants Exadjust remained in a primo location sandwiched in between a Chuck E Cheese and a Leaps and also Bounds.

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Opened August 21, 1987, the theatre ran a pretty secure fair of all ages flicks to reasonably huge audiences. As this location ended up being more commercial and congested, the Merchants Exreadjust centre started to loose its luster. The tunneling and also sphere swimming attractions were coming to be conventional features in the playrooms of McDonald’s and enterprises such as Leaps and also Bounds can not complete. Cineplex Odeon disappeared overnight leaving behind a bevy of cinemas via no monitoring. Only a couple of of the Cineplex Odeon cinemas were got by the other circuits in town and the balance were shuttered. This was closed in 2000. It reopened up in reopened in June 2002 but closed aacquire in October 2002.

The current proprietors, Picture Sexactly how Entertainments changed both the name (Picture Show) and also format (cinema and also drafthouse) of the venue once it reopened up March 19, 2004. Hopetotally they’ll perform well on it. It was a pretty neat location.


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Aukwah on June 13, 2006 at 8:37 am

Dear Broan! I was just newly a manager of Rivertree ct. theatres in Vernon Hills Il. And I have just moved to GA. in really hopes f finding one more household theatre as tight as RVRT was here in the Marietta location. I was hoping you might help me with my quest. Picture Sjust how seems promising.Please call me via an info.

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SugarShane on July 1, 2006 at 12:27 pm

Greatly Appreciated! Yes your are. It’s been some twenty years or so, once I usage to attfinish a theater choose this here in Cobb County GA. It was located in Smyrna, which is now a “Best Buy”. I use to take my 4 daughters to the moves earlier in the early on 80’s. And as a solitary parent the $1.00 movie was all I can afford. Now I have actually 6 grand also Children and “THERE YOU ARE”! Now I have the right to enjoy some of the very same fun through them. It’s a beautiful thang! Thank you PICTURE SHOW!

Nanna


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NancyDrew on November 19, 2006 at 8:49 am

I don’t think they are running it as a Cinema/drafthouse. It’s simply a dollar movie place, although a beauticompletely ran, clean dollar movie. It really is a nice location to watch a movie, and although I’ve only been twice it’s been busy both times.


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MarkHaskett on October 9, 2007 at 7:34 pm

I was functioning tbelow as a projectionist in 1988. So I think the opening date was even more choose 1987. Man, I could tell some stories about that place. I was functioning for Septum at the Holcomb Woods 6 in Roswell in 1986. Septum was bought by Plitt and also shortly after that Cineplex Odeon was in charge. As lengthy as my inspect arrived I really didn’t treatment who owned the area. Septum started structure and then stopped for a year or so. I lived in Marietta and wanted to job-related at Merchants Exadjust when it opened. It appeared prefer it took forever before. I transfered over from Holcomb Woods and worked tbelow some before the area was open up. Garth Drabinski(CEO of Cineplex Odeon) was there on opening day. We did pretty well at the box, I remember that we break-up all the product with the General Cinema theater at Merchant’s Walk around a fifty percent mile ameans. The lobby at Merchants Exreadjust was awesome. Yes, the original 6 plex design was scrapped for a 5 plex, but the 6th auditorium was turned right into the lobby!(Septum loved those tiny lobbies). The lobby was truly good. The monitoring maintained altering, I was constantly bringing some new manager up to speed. The booth was additionally outstanding. All 5 projectors where in the exact same room, one huge room. It gained pretty loud in tbelow. I can go on and also on….. I think many type of of us high schoolers had some actual good times in that area. As I recall, at one after hours party, we drove a tiny vehicle with the front door, up the handicap ramp and also into the lobby. Crazy children.


nicib on January 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

Hi,

does anyone understand of a theater in the cobb county/cherokee county are that does birthday parties??

thanks!


rivest266 on February 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

This opened on August 21st, 1987 by Cineplex Odeon. I posted the grand opening ad in the photo area, which has an comparable style as the Place Charemainder cinemas in Quebec City and Le Faubourg in Montréal.


rivest266 on April 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Garth Drabinskies, that co-started Cineplex through Nat Taylor was there on its opening on August 21st, 1987.


rivest266 on April 16, 2018 at 3:16 am

Closed in 2000 and also reopened up in June 2002 and also closed in October 2002.

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rivest266 on June 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Reopened as Picture Sexactly how on March 1ninth, 2004. Ad in photo area.


Turd_Ferguson on March 11, 2020 at 6:59 am

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/cobb-movie-theater-reopens-after-million-renovation/wdZHM4Hby2yUSe8mbtZhhL/


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