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I have found the grand opening advertisement for the Park Theatre in Kinston. If you need to see this please contact me at
From the information that I have found on this theatre the original operators of the Park Theatre were H.B. Meiselmen Corporation,aka Eastern Federal Corporation from 1951 through 1973 and later under Fuqua Industries/Martin Theatres from 1973 until its closing in 1981.
Opened on July 4, 1975 under ABC Southeastern Theatres.
Auditorium 1 was the largest with 379 seats
Auditorium 2 seating capacity was 352
Total seating capacity 731
AMC Theatres is even worse due to outrageous ticket prices and horrible customer service!!!
The Carmike 10 in Asheville is not the only theatre under the Carmike chain that is suffering problems and lack of customer service. It’s like that with a lot of Carmike Cinemas throughout the U.S. that had lost customer clientele through the lack of customer care,horrible auditorium conditions and pathetical people under management. Walk into any Carmike chain and you’ll see why!!! The Carmike Cinemas in N.C. has gotten so bad,customers have took their movie going business elsewhere!!!! And its not this theatre,it with them statewide!!!
I wish another chain would take over because Carmike has had problems in the past with their shady kind of management and pathetic customer service!!!
I have found the original ad for the grand opening of the Cinema II. It opened June 8,1972 with John Wayne in “The Cowboys”
I have found the ads for the Biltmore Square Cinemas grand opening and this information will be reinstated and reposted for Cinema Treasures. As far as the information on this theatre is concerned,this theatre originally opened under United Artists Theatres and was later bought out by Regal Cinemas and finally was acquired by Cinebarre Corporation. I have the ads.
Opened on November 22,1996 under Carmike Cinemas.
The Biltmore Square Cinemas opened under United Artists which was later on bought out by Regal Cinemas(which also operated the Beaucatcher Cinemas)
MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers,and Arx:
I have found the original ad for the Beaucatcher Cinemas grand opening and I have the ads for this.
I will also repost and revise the information on this theatre for the Cinema Treasures website.
The address mention above is very incorrect and it needs to be revised and change. The correct address is
321 Haw Creek LaneAsheville, NC 28805
The Beaucatcher upon its grand opening opened as a five screener and by the 1988 or 1989 expanded from five to seven screens.
I have found the original ad for the Biltmore Cinema’s grand opening and I will have this reposted and revised for the Cinema Treasures site. I have the original ad’s grand opening. From the research that I conducted on this theatre, it was known as the Biltmore Cinema under Atlanta-based Martin Theatres/Fuqua Entertainment.
The premiere attraction for its grand opening was the World War II epic “Tora! Tora! Tora!”
And the coming attractions for the opening of the Biltmore Cinema were “The Owl and the Pussycat”,
“Big Jake”, “Patton”, “Ryan’s Daughter”,and the re-release issues of “Gone With The Wind”,and “Doctor Zhivago”.
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MikeOaklandPark,Mike Rogers,Arx,and whom it may concern:
THE ASHEVILLE WEST TWIN THEATRES were located on
153 Smoky Park Highway
Ingles Plaza Shopping Center
Asheville, NC 28806
MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers, Arx,:
I have found the original ads for the Asheville West Twin Theatres grand opening. I will revised this information and reposted it for the Cinema Treasures site. If you need to see the original grand opening ad please contact me at
From what I have research on the Asheville West Twin Theatres grand opening it opened with the Western North Carolina premiere of Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” on Screen One with Diane Keaton.
On Screen Two was “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” starring Patrick Wayne and Taryn Power(Patrick Wayne was the son of John “The Duke” Wayne,and Taryn Power was the daughter of screen legend Tyrone Power).
On the marquee at the MALL THEATRES 1 AND 2:
June 22,1979…..“ALIEN” in DOLBY STEREO
Special additional late show Friday and Saturday!!!
Sorry, No Plitt Advanced Ticket Specials or Passes Accepted for this feature. Please attend our Matinees!
Avoid the crowds….Plenty of free parking within the Asheville Mall!!!
Due to the extreme content of this picture,we strongly advised that NO ONE Under 17 will not be admitted and must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian for this picture.
1973-1990 Irvin-Fuller Theatres
1990-1995 Roth Theatres
I will have this information updated for Cinema Treasures. It originally opened as the Biltmore Theatre and was under Atlanta-based Martin Theatres.
I have the original newspaper scan ads for its grand opening on June 5,1987. The Sycamore Cinema V replaced the former King Theatre. Contact me at
Fairlane-Litchfield Corporation operated several theatres within North Carolina,South Carolina,Georgia,
and several Southeastern states. This was one of those theatres acquired. Fairlane-Litchfield sold most of their screens to United Artists in the mid-to-late 1980’s with the exception of the ones they kept and later sold to other chains(The Omni Cinemas 8 was sold off to Consolidated Theatres by the late-1980’s). Their corporate management began operating and rebuilding their organization and a new company called Litchfield Theatres LTD by going into markets they had not been in by opening newer and flashier multiplexes in Tennessee(
in the metro areas of Nashville,Memphis and Knoxville),the greater Atlanta area, greater Savannah area and other parts of Georgia,Florida and a few other locations including Alabama,and Southeastern Virginia.
In North Carolina,Fairlane-Litchfield operated several theatres throughout the state which some were bought out by United Artists around 1988 and 1989. Originally located with their headquarters in Easley,SC….the main man was Foster McKissack was president of the Litchfield Organization while Ulmer Eady was head of operations…..The operation later on moved to Litchfield’s resort on the South Carolina coast and renamed it “Litchfield By The Sea”.
After the sudden death of President McKissack,all of Litchfield’s screens were bought out by Regal Cinemas who also later on bought out United Artists.
The Omni Cinemas 8 was the only Fairlane-Litchfield theatre chain in Fayetteville and the first in the Cumberland County and surrounding markets before it was taken over by Consolidated Theatres and later by Regal Cinemas before it was later sold to an independent chain.
THE WATER TOWER PLACE CINEMAS opened to the public on April 20,1987 under Charlotte based Multi-Cinemas as Gastonia’s only second-run discount house. It was a four-screen theatre,and later on expanded to ten screens before closing in 2003.
I have the ads at
THE LITCHFIELD CINEMAS originally opened to the public on December 10,1982 under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres.
The premiere attractions for its official grand opening were on Screen 1 “48 Hours”; Screen 2 “The Last Unicorn”; Screen 3 “Airplane II:The Sequel”,and on Screen 4 “An Officer and a Gentlemen”.
By 1988 it was acquired by United Artists Theatres who changed the name to the UA Litchfield Cinemas 4 and it remained that way until it close in 2004.
I have the ads from its grand opening. See me if you need additional information at
OMNI CINEMAS originally opened to the public on July 3,1990 under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres. Consolidated Theatres took over this theatre in the mid-1990’s and later on Regal Cinemas acquired the operations in 2005 after its acquisition of Consolidated Theatres.
I have in my possession the original newspaper ad from July 3,1990 if anyone is interested in the grand opening of the Omni Cinemas 8. Contact me at this address:
I have found the original ad for the opening of this theatre and it did not open in 1985. I will revise this and posted onto the Cinema Treasures site.
At the time of its opening,it replaced the Village Twin Theatres which at the time Carmike turned it into a second-run discount house.
Scott Neff, Mike Rogers, TLSLOEWS, GMNash and Lost Memoryon THE LITCHFIELD CINEMA 4:
This theatre opened WAY before 1990. I have found the original ads for this cinema and will be revised once I scan the advertisement for its grand opening. In fact this movie theatre opened sometime during the early 80’s.
Eddie Murphy in BEVERLY HILLS COP played here first-run on December 5,1984 when the Cardinal I & II were under Plitt Southern Theatres.
Cineplex Odeon turned the Cardinal 3 into a second run discount theatre and so did Carmike Cinemas until its closing in 1994.
NightHawk1 and CZWalczak:
The Sycamore Cinema V was operating as discount house as way back as 1987,and I will do research to find the official year this theatre opened. I’m thinking either late-1986 or mid-1987.
The only theatre that was under Martin Theatres that Carmike bought out was the Valley Twin Theatres off Sycamore Dairy Road that closed in 1990 as a discount movie house.
The Westwood 6,the King Triple,the Bragg,and the Carolina(Downtown),along with the Haymount were the only theatres in Fayetteville that were under Stewart and Everett.
The Bordeaux Cinemas and Eutaw Twin Theatres were owned and operated under Consolidated Theatres and later on were bought out by Carmike Cinemas. The former Cardinal Theatres at Fayetteville Mall were operated under ABC,Plitt,and later Cineplex Odeon before being taken over by Carmike Cinemas in the early-1990’s.
Cross Creek Mall and Cross Pointe were NEVER under Carmike. These two theatres were operated under General Cinema Corporation. Even though they did have strong competition from a huge 12-plex that Carmike Cinemas opened putting these two theatres under General Cinema out of business.