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Venue Type Movie Theater
Neighborhood North Buckhead
Hours Varies by movie times. <p><a href="http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?exid=amc&house_id=3412&r&edata=mw_theatreinfo" class="popup">Click here for movie times</a></p>
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AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead

3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30326
(404) 816-4262

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Dec 23, 2008 - marley53
Overall good

Compared to the dingy/smelly old Buckhead Backlot, this new renovation is MUCH better than before. Sure, it's a little over-priced and service could be a little better, but the fact that it's CLEAN and doesn't smell dingy makes it worth going to an eat/drink-in theater.

I love the concept and wish they would have renovated buckhead backlot years ago. I'm willing to sacrifice price/superior customer service over a clean/sanitary venue (especially where food/drinks are served) any day.

Nov 07, 2008 - mj644
Worst Customer Service Ever

I am never going back. The customer service is horrible now, used to be good. The food they added is too expensive. The whole point was to catch a movie and eat for a good price. Now I will just go out to eat and see a movie somewhere else. I will be spending the same amount.

Sep 09, 2008 - contacts
Fork And Screen

So i am new to the states and i had never experienced a movie theatre in which you could order a meal and a movie all at the same time.
i watched 2 movies and this was my first time in atlanta as i recently relocated to new york from london.

The movie was only $5 although the food and drinks may have been a little over priced i found the menu lacked a bit of variety.

that aside the staff were very friendly and the decor was great, i had unlimited refils on my drinks but again as someone already said the wait staff were a bit slow when it came to delivering my order.

but all in all i had a great experience and i would most certainly be going back there the next time im in atlanta.

Aug 25, 2008 - Truffle
AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead

I have been going to Buckhead Backlots for close to 15 years now and I was always very happy with the food and service throughout the years, beyond a few problems (about 4 time with in 15 years) with the wait staff forgetting to bring food out and having it go cold but being replaced with no hassle I have enjoyed Buckhead Backlots. Even when I moved to Kennesaw and was no longer living right down the street I would make the drive to Buckhead a few times a month to go and see a movie, as I could no longer see a movie at a regular theater due to being spoiled by the great service and atmosphere at Buckhead Backlots.

On hearing that they were going to renovate Buckhead Backlots I looked forward to them finally replacing the seats that had been tarring up over the years and falling apart as well as replacing the carpet that had started to get old and stained and sticky in some spots, I had high hops for the new changes.

I attended the pre-opening event for the reopening of Buckhead Backlots to find it had a new name, now “AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead”. My initial outlook was good they had completely changed the carpet, made some changes to the front lounge and added a bar at the front no longer would you have to wait to order a drink until you go inside your theater, the men’s room had been fixed up replacing a few of the broken items in the bathroom that had always been a problem before the renovation. Once I got inside my theater to sit down I was surprised to find that they changed chairs completely not just fixed and reupholstered the old ones as well as added a long needed call button so that you could order another beer or more food.

Well that’s when things started to go bad. I sat down in the new chairs to find out that you cant lean back un them unless you push real hard on your back while not rolling backwards along the floor a couple of the ladies that were sitting next to me couldn’t even get theirs to lean back as they were not able to put enough force in it, once you got your seat back it fights with you to go back into a upright position, there is a leaver on the bottom that lets you lock it back but when you are trying to eat your cant have it back as your just drop food all over yourself. Well I decided to give it a chance and maybe they will not be so bad after a few weeks of people sitting in them as they are new chairs. I was looking at the menu to find that they had raised the beer prices for a pitcher when they use to be $9.99 domestics & $12.99 premiums to $16.49 domestics & $21.49 premiums, there bottles use to be $3.29 domestics & $3.99 premiums now they are $3.89 domestics & $4.89 premiums, ok can you say greedy that just insane. They finally added liquor to menu but you cant afford it unless your living in one of the million dollar condos next door to them as you can buy a bottle of liquor for the price they are wanting you to buy one or two drinks for.

They changed the food on the menu to resemble items you might find at a few of the crap on the wall restaurants around town [Crap On The Wall Restaurant: Ruby Tuesdays, Applebee’s, Chilies… basically any kind of restaurant that puts crap on their walls] with prices that matched or were higher. The food that I tried wasn’t that bad but for the price the portion was super small unlike their portions they offered for a cheaper price under their old menu.

Well I decided to try and give them one more chance to I took my wife to go and see a movie the day they reopened a few weeks latter, well that was a disaster… We got to the theater about an hour and thirty minutes before the movie we wanted to see was to start to get our tickets and run around Buckhead before the movie started, I was told the movie we wanted to see sold out fifteen minutes previous so me and the wife picked anther movie that started twenty minutes latter then the original movie. We sat down about an hour before our movie stated and we were one of the first people in the theater, as with the pre-opening none of the ladies in the theater were able to get their seats to lean back so I had to lean my wife’s seat back for her. The waitress come and took our order so I ordered a pitcher of beer, a hamburger and fries, a water, and the wife wanted a brownie. Other people started to stroll in early as well so the waitress and waiters started taking everyone’s order, well she brought our beer our about 30 min after we ordered it, my burger was brought out about 10 min after the movie started which I was find with but it took over an hour to get a small burger (that’s just sad), my wife’s brownie never came out and we were told that there were problems in the kitchen, I don’t know about you but 3 hours to put a brownie on a plate and bring it out is kinda long if they had brought it out which they never did, they didn’t even brink the check the movie ended and ten minutes went by and still not check we had to push the call button to find out why we still never got the brownie or the check, they comped for us and gave us passes to go back and see another movie. The sad thing is that a few of the people never even got their food and were given their tickets, they were offered free passes as well but that’s still kind of sad.

I ended up having to talk with the manager before we left as I had been going to that theater for close to 15 years and never had as bad as that before I wanted to express my complete dissatisfaction with the overall renovation and changes. The manager proceeded to tell me that they were going to have to work some issues out with the menus and movie time to help fix problems and to give them a try back latter on. Well I still haven’t been able to bring my self to go back because that was such a bad experience.

Truffle

Jul 13, 2008 - MyKey
Forks and screnn

First - my wife and i were active movie goers to Buckhead backlot for over 5 years. Knew the menu, knew the people and knew just when to get there for the good seats. So we were excited to know that it was finally getting renovated. We saw and read the changes on line so we were hyped for the changes.

Here is where it took the bad turn. All the older folks were gone so the folks that knew exactly what we wanted and were always there for friends and family were gone. And my closes friend was gone as well. My beloved hot wings and Krusch Resiling. But I thought the menu had some interesting additions.

We walked up and they finally had a small kiosk right next to the box office. That was dumb. It should be some where new the entrance to seperate from the lines at the box office. Dumb to me. We walked in and saw the waiting tables that were so cool new. Same setup but new furniture. Looked good, new furniture and new carpet but nothing that different. The concession stand was gone and replaced with an open bar that didn't have any hard freakin liquor. But I digress.

We walked in the theater 6 and noticed ab array of bright red chairs. My first impression was Office depot must have had a sale because they bought all the red office chairs. Not very comfortable but not dirty like the old ones. The bad part was if you are on the lower level and some one adjusts the seat higher. it becomes a slight obstruction to those who are in that area.

Next the food order. Good menu choices so we tried 2 different items on the menu. the fish & chips and the chicken tenders. The Fish supposed to have been beer battered but it barely had any favor. The ketchup or barbecue sauce was awful. The chicken tenders weren't cooked all the way and the blue cheese were watered down and lacking flavor as well. So not very pleased with the food. Also the wine choice got a little slim as well,

The new sound was amazing so this was a new plus.

In the end, weak food, office chairs that wasn't that good of an addition and not much other changes. So I have to say, the bad out weighs the good. I won't be going to this spot as often as before. But people who are new to Fork and screen should enjoy the new changes.

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