If you’re looking to put down the remote and celebrate your love of movies in a new way, Atlanta has plenty of adventures for you to embark on. After all, the city recently became the second largest movie and television filming site in the United States, so it’s only fair that you honor such a title by indulging in a unique cinema-related experience. Below, we’ve compiled 7 exciting activities for movie lovers in Atlanta!
1. Warner Bros. Studios’ 100th Anniversary Candlelight Concert
This year, Warner Bros. is officially celebrating 100 years of storytelling. To commemorate this moment, the iconic film production company is partnering with Fever to produce “Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.,” performed by the Edgewood String Quartet. This captivating concert series will honor some of the studio’s most legendary films and series with tributes to songs from The Wizard of Oz, Friends, A Star is Born and more. We’re thrilled that Atlanta has been selected as one of the first 25 cities to experience this event firsthand!
2. Silverspot Cinema
Want to take your movie night to the next level? This luxury dine-in movie theater at The Battery Atlanta could be just what you’re looking for. The 50,000 square-foot, two-story theater is home to 10 auditoriums, state-of-the-art cinema equipment, fully reclining seats and a specially curated food and drink menu. For an even more personalized and unforgettable experience, the boutique theater allows you to rent your own auditorium for a private screening of up to 20 guests.
3. Tara Theatre
The historic Tara Theatre was closed suddenly by Regal in November 2022 but the venue is now set to reopen, much to Atlanta film lovers’ excitement. Tara Theatre was the only theater in the city to exclusively show independent films, and while you can’t go see a movie here quite yet, you can pre-order online vouchers for when the space reopens!
4. Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer is an incredibly successful German film score composer, and chances are you’ve encountered many of his pieces in your favorite films. From “Suite” in Pirates of the Caribbean to “This Land” in The Lion King, Zimmer has made a massive impact on film throughout the years. Candlelight’s The Best of Hans Zimmer concert at The Chapel on Sycamore will allow you to experience some of these incredible compositions in an entirely new light!
5. Starlight Drive-In Theatre
This iconic drive-in movie theater has been showing films in Atlanta for over 70 years, welcoming movie-goers to enjoy double features under the stars any night of the week! Starlight Drive-In Theatre currently boasts four movie screens, complete with stunning visuals and a top-notch sound system. Keep in mind that parking spaces are first come first serve, so make sure you arrive early to secure the best viewing spot.
6. Candlelight: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Scores
Celebrate more of your favorite musical compositions from infamous sci-fi and fantasy films at this Candlelight Concert hosted in The Chapel on Sycamore! Listen as a talented string quartet plays tributes to some of the greatest songs from films and series such as Star Trek, Interstellar, Stranger Things and more!
7. The Springs Cinema & Taphouse
Located just a ways from Atlanta in Sandy Springs, this cinema and taphouse offers a range of content, from independent and foreign films to commercial movies and Hollywood classics. The venue also hosts a full kitchen and bar, including craft beers, a wide selection of wines, top-shelf bourbons and tequilas and a specialized cocktail menu. Whether you are planning a birthday party, corporate event or date night, The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is sure to provide a fun-packed cinema experience.