Cinebistro, a dine-in movie theater in the Town Brookhaven development. 
Photo: Phil Skinner
Photo: Phil Skinner

Atlanta's best movie theaters for adults

If you're planning on taking in a movie without the kids, Atlanta's theaters offer you a wide variety of options. With many theaters offering bars, food and high quality digital sound, Atlanta's best theaters for adults stand out for other reasons.

Best Nostalgia – Atlanta's longest operating theater, the Plaza Theatre in Poncey-Highland will remind you of what movie theaters used to be like when you were a child with a bright, fun color palate, billowing curtains and a neon marquee. Best of all for adults, there are rarely any children around because of the showings mix.

Best Seats – If sitting in luxury during a movie is your thing, you won't want to be anywhere else other than Regal Cinemas at Atlantic Station or AMC Phipps Plaza 14. Both locations have recliners and, let's be honest, the older we get, the more we like a recliner.

Best Place to See a Classic – Each year, The Fox Theatre shows films as part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Whether you're seeing a movie from your childhood or viewing an old Hollywood classic for the first time, you'll be surrounded by the fabulous history and architecture of The Fox. The lineup is usually announced in May.

Best Mix – If you prefer your independent movies with a side of big blockbusters, Midtown Art Cinema near Piedmont Park is where you'll want to go. Its close proximity to many of Atlanta's favorite restaurants and watering holes makes it a logical stop during Midtown date nights.

Best For Adults Only – CinéBistro in Brookhaven offers an adults 21+ only environment after 6 p.m. Add that to the theater offering a full dining menu, cocktail selections, and numerous wine options plus a separate bar and lounge, you have yourself a true adults night out.

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