By John Schaffner

Built in the late 1920s as the Buckhead Theatre, the Spanish Baroque building showed first-run movies for decades, most recently as the Roxy. The facility has undergone a $6 million plus renovation and recently reopened with its original name, Buckhead Theatre.

Charlie Loudermilk invited about 1,200 “close friends” to take part in the grand opening reception of the remodeled Buckhead Theatre, located on Roswell Road in the area Buckhead got its start as a community.

The invitation-only party was billed as a chance to watch as “an Atlanta landmark reopens its doors.” The theater, which returns to its original name after years of operating as the Roxy Theater, is owned by Loudermilk and is marketed by Alex Cooley, Novare Events and 360 Media.

Myrna Antar of Novare Events said plans for a grand public opening have been scratched. “The timing has just not worked out for that at this time,” she said.

Tara Murphy of 360 Media said two rock concerts have been booked into the theater for July and August. Deer Tick and Dead Confederate are scheduled to appear July 31 and Built To Spill is to appear Aug. 9.