Movie theater set for opening in 2015 in Chapel Hill

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 21, 2013 at 5:40 am

CHAPEL HILL, NC — The University Mall will become more of an evening destination with the 2015 opening of a 13-screen premium theater. Silverspot Cinema is building the luxury complex that will include a full restaurant and state-of-the-art theaters in the space currently occupied by Dillard’s.

Read more in the Daily Tar Heel.

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raysson
raysson on November 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

Once the Silverspot Cinema opens in January,2015, this will put a HUGE dent in the competition for movie-goers in the greater Durham-Chapel Hill area. It will basically muscled in on the competition of both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas along with Carmike Cinemas respectively. A movie theater is long overdue with a shot in the arm for a local mall that desperately needs that has been bringing shoppers in since University Mall opened its doors in 1973 as one of the largest indoor shopping centers in Chapel Hill.

The Silverspot Cinema will be the first multiplex movie theater in Chapel Hill since the opening of the Lumina at Southern Village in 2000,and the first multiplex since the closing of the Village Plaza Theatres located off Elliott Road at Kroger Plaza which closed in 2003.(Both the Lumina and the Village Plaza,and the Regal Timberlyne 6 are mentioned on the Cinema Treasures website along with other movie houses in Chapel Hill)

It will put the competition with Regal Timberlyne 6 in Northern Chapel Hill and also up the road in Durham at Carmike’s Wynnsong Cinemas 15 for the eyeing of the movie-going public. Its been long overdue at just to let you know the Silverspot Cinemas will offer a variety of first-run blockbusters and independent/foreign releases.

raysson
raysson on November 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

Footnote: The Dillard’s Department Store will be closing its doors forever on January 31,2014. It was the former Ivey’s Department Store which opened at University Mall in 1973.

raysson
raysson on November 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

We’ll see what happens when they opened this theatre. The Regal Timberlyne 6 will faced stiff competition not to mention this theatre will see its last days along with the Carmike Wynnsong 15 up the road in Durham which may be closing if this theater knocks out the competition.

raysson
raysson on November 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

Once this theatre opens in January of 2015,it will offer a new and exciting venue for the movie going public in the Triangle. It will also muscle in on the stiff competition with the movie-going public against the heavy-hitters like AMC’s Southpoint Mall Cinemas and Regal’s Timberlyne 6,not to mention up the road at Carmike’s Wynnsong Cinemas 15 for the battle of the movie-going public. Not only will it get the first-run blockbusters but also it will take a lot of the foreign and independent films too which mostly the Chelsea gets in Northern Chapel Hill.

It will be the first multiplex to be established in Chapel Hill since the opening of the Lumina Theatres at Southern Village in 2000,and the first since the closing of the Village Plaza Theatres off Elliott Road which closed in 2003.

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