Atlanta’s historic Tara Theatre is set for a grand re-opening Thursday.

The theater, which was owned by Regal Cinemas and known for showing independent and sometimes controversial films, closed its doors in November. Months after its closure, the team behind the Plaza Theatre on Ponce De Leon Avenue announced that they would be working to reopen the historic theater as a “sister cinema.”

Movies being offered as part of the opening include “Star Wars” which debuted in 1977 in the Tara, “Back to the Future II”, and “Tar,” which was one of the films Tara was offering when it shut down in November 2022.

In the months since the announcement of its return, the theater has raised over $50,000 for its re-opening.

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