Carmike closes Cinema 8
posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 31, 2012 at 7:56 am
LEXINGTON, NC — Lexington is without a cinema yet again with the closing of Cinema 8. The 30 year old cinema has seen declining crowds for years and locals hope another operator can come in and make it thrive again.
Read more in the Dispatch.
It was basically the only movie theatre in town.
I do recall going to the Cinema 4 in June of 1982 where the lines stretched around the theatre for “E.T.”, “Star Trek II”, “Poltergeist”,and “Rocky III”. It was also operated under Charlotte based Stewart and Everett,which also operated several other theatres in the Triad including the Reynolda and University Plaza theatres in Winston-Salem,and also the Golden Gate and the Quaker Village theaters in Greensboro,and the Cinema in Graham/Mebane.
Leave it to Carmike to close the only movie house in town.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK played here first-run in 1981.
Carmike Sucks.. they run theaters into the ground, and the New theaters don’t stay nice long.. I couldn’t believe how nice some newer theaters are.. for a few months..