New 10-screen theater opens Friday in Marietta
by Lindsay Field
June 19, 2012 02:00 PM | 11751 views | 10 10 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Starting this weekend, Marietta residents won’t have to leave the city to catch a movie.

Neighborhood Cinema Group’s Marietta Cinemas is opening its doors Friday. The theater will be located in the former Regal Cinemas building at 1050 Powder Springs St., near Bellemeade Drive.

The 10-screen movie theater, which will feature stadium seating, 3D screens and surround sound, has city leaders excited.

“It’s right in the heart of my area,” Marietta City Councilman Grif Chalfant said. “I’m looking forward to it, seeing a lot of people going to it.”

Chalfant said he doesn’t go to the movies very often, but when he does it’s with his five grandchildren, who enjoy seeing 3D films, which the new theater will be playing.

Mayor Steve Tumlin said his wife, Jean Alice, will likely enjoy the new cinema.

“My wife is the theater-goer in our family, and it’s not far from our home, so we’re excited,” he said Monday.

Tumlin said his wife has had to drive up to the

theaters near Town Center mall off Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw to see movies.

“There are two up there and she likes both of them, but we have granddaughters (ages 3 and 5) that she can’t wait to go to the movies with here,” he said.

Beth Sessoms, Marietta’s economic development director, said NCG would be the only cinema in the city limits aside from the Strand, which occasionally shows movies.

She said the theater did not get any incentives or tax breaks for the multi-million dollar renovation, which 50 contractors worked on. NCG, which also operates a cinema in Acworth, expects to create 40 to 50 part-time jobs and several full-time management positions, according to the city.

NCG Cinemas spokesman Pat O’Boyle said the new theater’s ticket prices will match those in Acworth. NCG Acworth Cinemas offers $6 matinees Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday before noon. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $8 for students and military, and $7 for children and seniors.

The theater will also offer free refills for soft drinks and popcorn, online ticket purchases, group rates and a party room. Showtimes, which haven’t been released, will be available online at www.ncgmovies.com or at (678) 303-4845 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Uncovering Cobb
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June 27, 2012
last night there was a fight involving nearly 50 teens in front of the Regal Cinemas on the EW Connector...it started in the Stella's parking lot..it moved from there into the Gold's parking lot...with many teens running back and forth across the EW connector to the McDonald's...i am there almost every Tuesday night and witness the dozens and dozens of unattended teens hanging out in the parking lots...there are always a minimum of 2 Cobb Sheriffs Deputies on duty...it's the first major incident i've witnessed there...
Jackrey
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June 25, 2012
The crack dealers and pimps will love the increased customer traffic.
jimmy78
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June 23, 2012
i still would rather go to acworth. much nicer area. more family oriented. marietta is going down the tubes.
Day Traveler
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June 20, 2012
I hope they have enough police to protect those who go there at night to watch a movie. Not a safe area at all. Natchez Trace alone keeps MPD and Cobb County busy every weekend night.
ROMANHOLIDAY
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June 21, 2012
Last time i remember anything like that going on in this area was 96 97 its so sad racism still lives
Awesome!
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June 19, 2012
NCG is a great theater. The one in Acworth is awesome, and it will be wonderful to go to the one opening in Marietta.
Insider 1
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June 19, 2012
Will they have gang bangers like the east/west theather does five miles down the road and the five Cobb County deputies that have to work it each night to keep the fighting under control from the gangs of kids.....Good luck..
ROMANHOLIDAY
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June 21, 2012
I swear you must be George Zimmerman cause Regal On Austell i have been going since it opened go every weekend and Tuesday and have yet to see one fight, argument or anything such. There are officers at the one in Kennesaw to that you failed to mention seeing as more black teens attend this one right ...
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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June 19, 2012
At last, a new form of "entertainment" in Marietta besides watching the cobwebs form at SOS aka Scarlett On Square!
E Playa
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June 24, 2012
can I pack my piece at this new theater for protection???
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