Consistently named in various local polls as the best place to see a movie in Atlanta, the Midtown Arts Cinema was originally built in 1989. In 2003, Landmark took over operations. Soon after, programming across the theater’s eight screens expanded to include a blend of mainstream, independent, foreign, and documentary films. Conveniently located by several dining spots, the venue is an ideal spot for a Friday or Saturday date night.
Due to the theater’s age, there’s no modern stadium seating here; the place has a retro, slightly shabby, lived-in feel to it. The concessions are perhaps the theater’s most unique feature. Along with your regular fare – popcorn, soda and candy – the Midtown Art also offers an espresso bar, gourmet treats, and a selection of beers and wines. The theater is home to various events, such as the Atlanta’s LGBT Out On Film festival and the Atlanta Film Festival, and also re-releases classic indie favorites periodically.
Midtown Art Cinema Information
- Public Transportation: Take the MARTA to the Midtown Marta station. The theater is a 15-20 minute walk or you can take bus routes 27 (Monroe Drive/Cheshire Bridge) and 45 (Virginal/Highland) that will drop you off around Midtown Plaza
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Mainstream, independent, foreign, and documentary films
- Ticket Prices:$10 General, $7.50 Bargain (M-F All shows before 6 p.m.); $7.50 Senior (62+); $7.50 Child (-12); $8.00 Student (Sun-Thurs Only).