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The addition of the IMAX auditorium opened on May 20,2011 under Stone Theatres Group with a seating capacity of 358 for its grand opening feature with Johnny Depp in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:ON STRANGER TIDES
When it was twinned in 1975, the original auditorium of 700 was split down the middle into two sections with the seating capacity at 350 each in both auditorium until it closed in 1986.
1964-1971 Wilby-Kincey Corporation/Paramount
1971-1978 ABC Southeastern Theatres
1979-1987 Plitt Southern Theatres
1987-1990 Cineplex Odeon/Plitt Southern Theatres
1990-1995 Carmike Cinemas
1995-2004 Consolidated Theatres
2004-Present Regal Entertainment Group
The REGENCY 4 closed as a second-run movie house in 1996.
By 1994-1995 it was still operating as a second-run discount house under Eastern Federal Corporation. But when this theatre closed,all of the second-run movies and discounts went to the Park 51 Cinema(way on the other side of town near Pineville)that took over until 2000.
By 1990,this was still a first-run theatre with upgraded features like cupholders on all seats and full DTS sound for its showing of Val Kilmer in THE SAINT.
Tom Cruise' DAYS OF THUNDER was shown in full DTS sound.
By 1991,it was still first-run venture with THE DOORS
It wasn’t until 1996 or 1998 when this theatre went from showing first-run features to becoming a second-run discount theater under Eastern Federal when the admission was $1.50 for all features(which took over the Regency Four that closed in 1996)until Eastern Federal closed this theatre in 2000.
PARK 51 CINEMA OPENS TODAY-May 28,1982.
Eastern Federal’s Newest Multiplex For The Carolinas.
-WALL TO WALL SPECIOUS AUDITORIUMS
-FULL DOBLY SURROUND SOUND and KINTEX STEREO SYSTEMS
-FULL CONCESSION STAND WITH VIDEO ARCADE!!!
-BARGAIN MATINEES DAILY
-ACRES OF FREE PARKING
THE PREMIERE ATTRACTIONS FOR THE GRAND OPENING…….
-Sylvester Stallone in ROCKY III-Showing on 2 Screens
-David Carradine in SAFARI 3000
-Steve Martin in DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID
-Richard Pryor in SOME KIND OF HERO
-William Shatner and Lee Grant in VISITING HOURS
AND COMING SOON TO THE PARK 51 CINEMA:
-Albert Finney and Carol Burnett in ANNIE
-From Steven Spielburg and Tobe Hooper comes POLTERGEIST
-Molly Ringwald in SPACEHUNTER:IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
General Cinema operated this theatre until 2001.
The original STAR WARS movie played here first-run at the Berkeley. Not to mention THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI got first-run billing here as well as THE PHANTOM MENACE.
SUPERMAN:THE MOVIE, E.T., STAR TREK II, BATMAN, and THE COLOR PURPLE played here first-run at the Berkeley.
The all digital projection and DTS sound wasn’t installed until 2004.
Otto Preminger’s EXODUS was an Exclusive Carolina Showing Engagement at the Center Theatre on May 26,1961. It was the only showing of the film in the two Carolinas.
CORRECTION:Walt Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY was not a reserved seat engagement at the Manor. It was a Exclusive General Attraction in the Carolinas.
Otto Preminger’s EXODUS did not play at the Manor.
The film was an Exclusive Engagement Carolina Showing first-run at Charlotte’s Center Theatre on May 26,1961. It was the only showing of the film in the Carolinas. I have the original ad from the May 26,1961 edition of the Charlotte Observer.
THE BIG CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION FOR THE CINEMA I & II
It’s James Bond 007!!! More Action and Excitement!
More Girls! More Gadgets! More Spectacular Entertainment!
It’s the BIG Bond Show for 1965 with Sean Connery-007!!
“THUNDERBALL”-See In On The Giant Widescreen In Color!!!
For December 17,1965….Ad from the Charlotte Observer!!!
THE RESERVED SEATING CAROLINA ENGAGEMENT SHOWINGS @ CAPRI
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”-June 14,1967
“My Fair Lady”-January 27,1965
“The Agony and the Ecstasy”-January 26,1966
“The Hallelujah Trail”-October 7,1965
“The Lion In Winter”-February 12,1969
“The Agony and the Ecstasy”-Reserved Seat Engagement Carolina Presentation at Charlotte’s Capri Theatre on January 26,1966. This did not play at the Manor.
“Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines”-Reserved Seat Engagement Showing at Charlotte’s Manor Theatre on December 25,1965 in 70mm.
“TORA! TORA! TORA!”-Exclusive Carolina Presentation at Charlottetown Mall Cinema I & II on December 25,1970. This movie did not play first-run at the Manor.
I have my possession the original roadshow ads for the exclusive roadshow presentations that got first-run billing at the MANOR THEATRE and were the only showing in the Carolinas.
THE RESERVED SEAT CAROLINA ENGAGEMENTS AT THE MANOR:
“Those Magnificient Men In Their Flying Machines”
“The Sand Pebbles”
“Around the World In 80 Days”
THE EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT SHOWINGS AT THE MANOR:
I have the original ads for these at
FYI: This movie theatre was NEVER under Carmike Cinemas in the 1990’s…..this needs to be revised!!!!
General Cinema owned and operated the Charlottetowne Mall Cinemas for 31 years until this theatre closed in 1994 when General Cinema filed for bankruptcy
Opened as the CINEMA I & II on November 6,1963 as North Carolina’s first-ever twin theaters under General Cinema Corporation.
The opening attraction that played on both screens was Debbie Reynolds in “MARY,MARY”………
The Coming Attractions for the CINEMA I & II:
“IT’S A MAD,MAD,MAD WORLD” with Spencer Tracy
“THE PINK PANTHER” with Peter Sellers and David Niven
“RIO COCHOS” with Richard Boone and Jim Brown
“FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE” Sean Connery 007!
When this was the CINEMA I & II that opened on November 6,1963….
Screen 1: had 700 seats
Screen 2: had 600 seats
total capacity seats of 1,300 under General Cinema Corporation.
By 1975 screen 1 was split into two sections at 350 seats each keeping the second auditorium intact as the Charlottetowne Mall Cinema I-II-III
By 1981 screen 2 was split into two sections at 300 seats each becoming the Charlottetown Mall Cinema I-II-III-IV under General Cinema Theatres.
Total seating capacity: 1,950 seats until it closed in 1994.
THE EASTGATE CINEMA opened on August 29,1969 as Goldsboro’s First-Ever suburban movie theatre under Stewart and Everett.
The opening attraction for its grand opening feature presentation:
“HOW TO COMMIT MARRIAGE” in Technicolor and Panavision
Starring Bob Hope and the “GREAT ONE” Jackie Gleason!!!! Rated G
The Coming Attractions are on the way to the EASTGATE CINEMA!!!
“RUN WILD,RUN FREE”-Starring Mark Lester,that brilliant young star of the Oscar winning “Oliver!” comes a motion picture for the whole family!
“THE WILD BUNCH”-It’s Ernest Borgnine and William Holden in the movie event of 1969! The movie everyone is waiting to see!!!
“WITH SIX YOU GET EGGROLL”-Its family fun and laughs galore with Doris Day and Brian Keith in a outrageous comedy!!!
“THE LEARNING TREE”-Comes a tale about growing up in the American Midwest of the 1920’s
“ICE STATION ZEBRA”-Action packed cold war super thriller starring Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown and Patrick McGoohan on Goldsboro’s super widescreen event!!!
“CHITTY,CHITTY,BANG BANG”-Wonderful musical smash of the year with Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes in glorious Technicolor!!!
And many more to come to the EASTGATE CINEMA!!!
Not only VALLEY OF THE DOLLS played here but also Raquel Welch in MYRA BRECKINRIDGE played here first-run as part a double feature of “X” rated films that played at the Valley Theatres 1 & 2 in 1971. But were re-releases
Opened on December 16,1983 as Goldsboro’s newest theatre and the first quad screen cinema East of Raleigh under Litchfield Theatres.
The opening attractions were:
Al Pacino in SCARFACE [ID required]
Jack Nicholson in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Irene Cara and Mr. T. in DC CAB
Seating Capacity for this theatre was 1,233.
Screens 1 and 2 seated 214 each
Screen 3 was the largest auditorium at 300
Screen 4 seated 175
Screen 5 seated 170
Screen 6 seated 160
Closed in 1984 by Martin Theatres.
The Eastgate Cinema was twinned in 1981 into two sections seating 225 each in both auditoriums until 1995.
The original auditorium seated 450.
NightHawk1 and piecesoftheater: Recently I found the original ad in the Goldsboro News and Argus for the grand opening of the Eastgate Cinema. Pieces is right…….The Eastgate Cinema was Goldsboro’s first indoor suburban theater that was an alternative to the Downtown Goldsboro movie houses(the Center and the Paramount). The Eastgate Cinema was Goldsboro’s modern theatre that had seating capacity of 450. It remained the Eastgate Cinema until 1981 where it given the split down the middle technique into two sections creating shoebox auditoriums with smaller screens and it renamed the Eastgate Cinema 1 & 2 under Stewart and Everett. It went through another change by 1986 when Carmike Cinemas acquired this along with the Berkeley Cinema 4 from Stewart and Everett. It was renamed the Eastgate Twin Cinemas. By the late-1980’s,it was having stiff competition from the Berkeley Cinema 4 and the Litchfield Cinema 4 and the Eastgate Twin Cinemas were reduced to showing second-run films until it closed in 1995 by Carmike.
I have the original ads for the Eastgate Cinema’s August 26,1969 grand opening.
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