Old Martin Theatre, Columbus GA

Old Martin Theatre, Columbus GA

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Old school

Trussville, AL

#1 Mar 20, 2014
Nice pic I've been trying to find pics of the peachtree movie theatre when it first opened as a twin I emailed carmike and there gonna look some up for me.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 Mar 22, 2014
Old school wrote:
Nice pic I've been trying to find pics of the peachtree movie theatre when it first opened as a twin I emailed carmike and there gonna look some up for me.
This is a great one... Old School, I'll look through my archives for other theaters photos I have there.
Old school

Phenix City, AL

#3 Mar 23, 2014
Thanks even trying to find the old movie newspaper ads from the 80's early 90's from peactree,columbus square and my fav the plaza

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#4 Mar 24, 2014
Old school wrote:
Thanks even trying to find the old movie newspaper ads from the 80's early 90's from peactree,columbus square and my fav the plaza
Those may be more difficult items to score...
Old school

Pell City, AL

#5 Mar 24, 2014
I know I've talked with carmike and they looking for some for me. They do have pics I can have. I emailed the columbus paper.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Mar 24, 2014
Old school wrote:
I know I've talked with carmike and they looking for some for me. They do have pics I can have. I emailed the columbus paper.
The newspaper might have scans... oh yes, the Columbus State University Library has a microfilm room, and they sell copies from those, I just remembered.
Old school

Talladega, AL

#7 Mar 25, 2014
Thanks my friend I'll check that out.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#8 Mar 25, 2014
Old school wrote:
Thanks my friend I'll check that out.
This ties in with the long-gone, almost completely forgotten Morris Road Drive-In Theater that seems to have went defunct after a tornado swept through the area and also hit Edgewood Elementary and other places hard back in the 1950s... I've put this out to local historians for feedback:

"...Here's some interesting, rapidly vanishing Columbus history to mull over or one that Railroad buffs might be able to shed light on. About halfway along Morris Road just past Shep Street near where Morris Road Drive-In was many years ago, on the tracks visible from Morris Road are signs reading "End Line 287" and a green sign reading "Newby". There is that row of almost ruins of buildings, along with the small lumber yard, junk yard and truck driving school. Was this a village named "Newby" at some point in the relatively distant past?"

Hope to get some data on this soon...
Old school

Talladega, AL

#9 Mar 25, 2014
Cool I know behind Pizza Hut on Manchester exp way was a drive in the old projector booth is still there it's a auto shop now. I'm going to the old phoneix city twin theatre to take some pics it's a church now but I remember going there to see creepshow 2 it was a horrible theatre the says were all tore up and the screens were beat up.

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#10 Mar 26, 2014
So Is Carmike' married to a Martin,...??


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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Mar 30, 2014
Old school wrote:
Cool I know behind Pizza Hut on Manchester exp way was a drive in the old projector booth is still there it's a auto shop now. I'm going to the old phoneix city twin theatre to take some pics it's a church now but I remember going there to see creepshow 2 it was a horrible theatre the says were all tore up and the screens were beat up.
Yes, I've seen photos and ads for that location but it was before my time... it was called the Snack View or some odd name like that.

On out the Manchester Expressway near River Road was the drive in, where the Columbus Tech Library stands now... that one was around until the 1970s, I remember some great Kung Fu flicks playing there back then.

Best memory of the Phenix City theater you mention was when Led Zeppelin;s movie played there, around 1977.

And so it goes.
Old school

Pell City, AL

#12 Apr 2, 2014
Yes I remember the Rex view drive in never saw in movies there but I think in 82 or 83 it was torn down. I miss the old school theaters.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#13 Apr 2, 2014
Old school wrote:
Yes I remember the Rex view drive in never saw in movies there but I think in 82 or 83 it was torn down. I miss the old school theaters.
I remember well when the drive in on Benning Road was torn down, it was early 1985, when i lived out that way.
Old school

Birmingham, AL

#14 Apr 3, 2014
Victory drive where part of the trailer park I think was where a drive-in was. I going to try to go in the old Sidney Simon theatre it's a church now but I don't think it would be a problem going in if I ask.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#15 Apr 7, 2014
Old school wrote:
Victory drive where part of the trailer park I think was where a drive-in was. I going to try to go in the old Sidney Simon theatre it's a church now but I don't think it would be a problem going in if I ask.
I think the Victory Drive-In was where that flea market is now, right by the Bull Creek bridge.
Old school

Eastaboga, AL

#16 Apr 7, 2014
Going to check it out there is one around columbus where the ticket box is still there fallen apart though. Can you remember I still think peachtree still has the same 3 theaters they had more screens in 93. I talked to a manger and said it was just added on I'm going to take pics they just said to let them know that it's no problem I'm going to add them to the cinema treasures site.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#17 Apr 11, 2014
Some interesting information on the Morris Road Drive-In:

Morris Road Drive-In
854 Morris Road,Columbus, GA 31906

"The Morris Road Drive In did not survive the tornado of
April 1953. The drive in was demolished as were several homes
in the Chattahoochee Valley. The decision was made not to rebuild
as attendance wasn’t as steady as at the Rexview, Victory, Edgewood,
Columbus and Phenix Drive Ins..." -Larry
Old school

Trussville, AL

#18 Apr 11, 2014
If it's still there there is a old program from the old victory drive in for sale on ebay. I wish I could have seen some movies at the drive in. I always heard on Halloween they would show horror movies all night. I know there are some drive in theatres still around going have to go check them out.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#19 Apr 20, 2014
Old school wrote:
If it's still there there is a old program from the old victory drive in for sale on ebay. I wish I could have seen some movies at the drive in. I always heard on Halloween they would show horror movies all night. I know there are some drive in theatres still around going have to go check them out.
Not sure but I think there's still a Drive-In or two still up around the Atlanta area.
Bob Cox

Tlaxcala, Mexico

#20 Dec 30, 2016
This was the Pastime Theater in Bibb City next to Fortes Pharmacy. All gone now but I saw many movies there as a kid.

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