When I heard that George Lefont, the man who made Atlanta a movie town for over 40 years, wasn’t doing well, I went looking for some of my old articles on him. After all, I’d been writing about him since the late 1970s.
This post has been updated. See note at the bottom. By Eleanor Ringel Cater We all know Barbie is pretty in pink. Her movie, however, is only pretty good. And it’s very pink. The Peptol Bismol pink that drenches Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” is actually one of the picture’s best aspects. The production design is knowingly […]
An Atlanta treasure, the Tara Theatre, will reopen Memorial Day weekend featuring three new films as well as four old favorites. The Tara was able to secure its operating permits – enabling the theater to reopen after being closed since November, when Regal Cinema abruptly closed the popular movie destination. Chris Escobar, the major owner […]
It’s a tale of two festivals. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, now in its 87th year. And the Atlanta Film Festival, now in its 47th year.
Success! The community has rallied behind the effort to reopen the Tara Theatre –contributing more than the needed $50,000 to do the basics so the four-screen cinema can start showing movies again.
Chris Escobar, owner of the Plaza Theatre, announced Tuesday evening at the closing night of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, that he will be reopening the beloved Tara in the near future.
Closing any theater is sad – more theaters = more movies usually. However, the Tara seems a special loss.