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raysson commented about Ahoskie Cinema 4 on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

This was owned and operated at one time under Martin Theatres(when it was labeled the Earl Twin) and later on under Carmike Cinemas(when the name changed to the Carmike Cinema 4)before it was dropped in the 1990’s.

This theatre is now independently owned and operated.

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raysson commented about Janus Theatres on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

The JANUS also got the adult “porn” films too. It got the only exclusive showing of the notorious adult picture EMANUELLE IN AMERICA first-run showing with complete matinees in early-1977.

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raysson commented about Janus Theatres on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Other movies that got first-run exclusive billing:

ALIEN-where it played on 2 screens in DOLBY STEREO

APOCALYPSE NOW-Directed by Francis Ford Coppula

The original STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE

Steven Spielburg’s “E.T.”-played on 2 screens-DOLBY

“BACK TO THE FUTURE”

“TOP GUN”

Not to mention the North Carolina exclusive engagement showing of Steven Spielburg’s THE COLOR PURPLE

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raysson commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

Charlotte’s Park Terrace which is over 50 years old is still the only moviehouse in the Carolinas capable of showing movies in 70mm-6 track stereophonic capability.

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raysson commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

Only 2 theatres in the state of North Carolina has 70mm presentation in their formats.

Charlotte: Park Terrace

Raleigh: Mission Valley

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raysson commented about Frank Theatres Sand Hills Cinemas 10 on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

should be labeled under the new title:
FRANK THEATRES SANDHILLS CINEMA 10

Opened as the Sandhills Cinema 10 under All Star Theatres on March 22, 2001.

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raysson commented about Blue Ridge Cinemas on Oct 6, 2014 at 9:35 am

BLUE RIDGE CINEMAS is the only Carmike discount house in operation that is East of Raleigh. There are NO discount houses in other parts of Eastern North Carolina that are under Carmike Cinemas.

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raysson commented about Key Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

The KEY THEATER basically opened in 1969 as a single screener and later on was split into two sections and somewhere during the late-1970’s/early-1980’s when from 2 tO 4 screens showing first-run independent features, documentaries and foreign films.

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raysson commented about Valley Theatres I & II on Sep 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

A BEST BUY store now stands on the opposite side of the plaza area of Crabtree Valley where the former Valley Twin Theatres once stood.

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raysson commented about Carmike Yorktowne Twin on Sep 29, 2014 at 9:17 am

Heading should be Carmike Yorktowne Twin 2500 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, NC 27707-2866

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raysson commented about South Square Mall Cinemas I, II, III, IV on Sep 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

Should be headed as 4001 Chapel Hill Boulevard Durham, NC 27707

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raysson commented about Gateway Cinema 1 & 2 on Sep 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

David Dynamic and NightHawk 1:

I’m conducting research on the opening of the Gateway. And sources tell me that it opened under another chain.

I’m thinking the theatre was under Schneider-Merl and later under Martin Theatres before Carmike took over in 1982.

Once I’ll find this I’ll revised this for the Cinema Treasures site.

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raysson commented about AMC Concord Mills 24 on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

The second megaplex under AMC Theatres to open in the greater Charlotte area after the AMC Carolina Pavilion became AMC’s first venture in the Charlotte market in 1996.

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raysson commented about Town Cinema 6 on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

I have the original ads from its May 24,1985 opening of the Town Cinema 6. If you need to see them please contact me at and I would be glad to send you the newspaper scans.

AMADEUS was one of the grand opening attractions that the Town Cinema 6 had that was one of the 70MM Dolby Stereo presentations in the Carolinas.

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raysson commented about Town Cinema 6 on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:41 am

Opened on May 24,1985 under Charlotte based Stewart and Everett Theatres. Closed on June 16,1997 by Carmike Cinemas.

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raysson commented about University Cinemas 6 on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

Opened on August 2, 1985 under Consolidated Theatres.

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raysson commented about Joy Adult Theatre on Sep 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

I have the original ads to the Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema grand opening from March 28,1975. I can be contacted at

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raysson commented about Cabarrus Theatre on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:23 am

The CABARRUS was still cranking out hit movies during the late-1960’s all the way into the 1970’s and early-1980’s. It closed around 1983.

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raysson commented about Cabarrus Theatre on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

There was also a Downtown Concord moviehouse called THE CINEMA too that was about a block up the street from the Cabarrus.

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raysson commented about Eastland Mall Cinemas on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

I have the original ads from its 1975 grand opening.

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raysson commented about Raleighwood Cinema Grill on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

The original STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE played here first-run at Martin’s Falls Twin Theatre on December 7, 1979.

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raysson commented about Village Cinema 4 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

It did even better with its coming attractions……

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

Roger Moore as James Bond in MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

Lorne Greene and Ava Gardner in EARTHQUAKE!!!

Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES

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raysson commented about Village Cinema 4 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

This theatre did phenomenol business when it opened in early-1975 with two runaway boxoffice hits the were the opening attractions at the Village I & II (02-28-1975)

VILLAGE I-Irwin Allen’s THE TOWERING INFERNO with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen that was the TOP grossing boxoffice picture of 1974 and it held that title between the timeframe of February through June of 1975 when “Jaws” dethroned it. Original released at Christmas of 1974

VILLAGE II-“GONE IN 60 SECONDS”-Was really popular as a huge sleeper hit that year. The reason why this independent actioner became successful was that it was the first motion picture to have one of the great “car” chase scenes ever put on film…surpassing “Bullitt”,and “The French Connection” as one of the top ten chase scenes ever!!!….During production…a total of 93 cars were damaged in some scenes including its infamous “freeway' scene…..the 1974 original,not that Angelica Jolie bull.

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raysson commented about Matthews Festival Theaters on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Seating capacity was 1,710 seats

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raysson commented about Cinemark Movies 10 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Opened as the Cinemark Movies 10 on August 4, 1995.

Functioned as 10 screener with 1,700 seats.