Cary’s first movie theater now community space

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 14, 2009 at 7:40 am

CARY, NC — The former South Hills Twin is now going to be used for various community purposes.

An abandoned historical building that began as Cary’s first movie theater is an eyesore no longer. Renovated by Connections Church, the former South Hills Twin Cinema on Buck Jones Road now serves as a unique, multi-purpose facility available to the community.

The building, located at 1280 Buck Jones Road, was built in 1973 as Cary’s first movie theater and stayed in operation until 1994. The space was reborn in 1995 as a fitness gym and continued helping Cary residents stay in shape until 2006, when Beyond Fitness closed it down. It sat abandoned until Connections Church and new investors took it over in 2008.

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raysson on July 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I’m glad it was turned into a community space for social events.

The South Hills when it opened in 1973 was basically a single screen theatre,and was one of the first movie theatres in Cary.
It was twinned later on during the mid-to-late 1970’s.

It was also a discount movie house in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s until its closing in 1994.

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