Cinema City 8
Cobb's Cinema City 8 was a cinema multiplex opened on June 16, 1978 by Cobb Theatres at the Roebuck Shopping City on Parkway East. The theater, created from a former W. T. Grant & Co. store, was billed at the time as the "largest eight-plex facility in the nation." The films screened on opening night included "Corvette Summer", "If I Ever See You Again", "Saturday Night Fever", "The Greek Tycoon", "The Last Waltz", "Grease" (two screens), and "The Goodbye Girl".
Below the theater, the owners created a "Super Cellar" with boutique shops appealing to young customers. Later, billiard tables, and a disco dance floor were installed, followed by video arcade games.
In the mid-1980's, the success of the new Center Point 6 and the Consolidated/Carmike Bama 6 drew much of the business away from Cinema City 8. As a result, Cobb changed Cinema City to a second-run theatre that charged a discounted admission price. The cellar was used as storage for Prime-Time Video until the theater closed in 1992. The space was later occupied by a Winn-Dixie grocery store.