Cherokee Theatre

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    3861 Peachtree Rd N
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    1969-1975
    From the Stan Malone collection
    Single screen
    Seating capacity: 900

    1. aaiieeeewhogavethemonkeyagun 88 months ago | reply

      I grew up in Buckhead and Brookhaven. I saw that double feature at the Cherokee Theater. I believe I was about 14. If I remember right, the theater was adjacent to the A & P grocery store. Do you know that it later became the final location of the Southeast Music Hall? (Which went out of business in 1980) Thanks for the memories.

    2. John Coursey 88 months ago | reply

      The Great Southeast Music Hall (GSMH) was one of my favourite haunts during my formative years and the source of some great memories. It was originally located in the Broadview Plaza in the corner where the entrance to the cinema was. The proprietors of the SGMH took over the lease of the old Cherokee Theatre a few months after it shuttered. It was my understanding that the GSMH was a labour of love rather than a revenue source and the proprietors finally called it quits in the early 1980s and allegedly returned to the lumber trade.

    3. Flick RLH 56 months ago | reply

      The Cherokee was the site for the premier (such as it was!) of "Son of Dracula" a B- movie which had Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr, in April of 1974. They both appeared breifly on a stage set up in the parking lot, and while I photographed them, one of their crew photographed the crowd. That image (including a friend of mine and me) was used on the inside vinyl album jacket of "Pussycats' featuring Nilsson and John Lennon. All three were involved in the infamous "Lost Weekend" in LA, which may have been far longer than a weekend!

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