The long-awaited moment has finally arrived as Atlanta’s iconic Tara Theatre reopened its doors with a spectacular grand opening ceremony. Located at 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE in Atlanta, the revived Tara Theatre stands ready to captivate audiences once again.
The grand opening event was hosted by Christopher Escobar, the owner of Tara Theatre, with guests Jack Halpern, Chairman & CEO of Halpern Enterprises and Kenny Blank, Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, among others.
Paying tribute to the theatre’s rich legacy, the event kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting followed by tours and public screenings. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the names of the four screening rooms, which honor the contributors who played instrumental roles in the theatre’s reopening:
- Theatre One is named for Eddie Parrott, longtime general manager of Tara Theatre
- Theatre Two honors Jack Halpern
- Theatre Three is named for Kenny Blank
- Theatre Four celebrates George Lefont, longtime Atlanta cinema operator and arthouse film enthusiast
The Halpern family purchased Cheshire Square shopping center, including Tara Theatre, more than 50 years ago – when the theatre had only one screen. Over the past half-century, Halpern Enterprises has assisted the various operators of the Tara by enlarging the building and creating its current four-screen configuration.