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raysson commented about Tower Place Festival Cinemas on Jul 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

General Cinema operated this theatre until 2001.

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raysson commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Jul 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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.

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raysson commented about Carmike Cinema 12 on Jul 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The all digital projection and DTS sound wasn’t installed until 2004.

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raysson commented about Center Theater on Jul 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

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.

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raysson commented about Manor Twin Theatre on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:58 am

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.

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raysson commented about Charlottetown Mall Cinemas on Jul 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

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!!!

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raysson commented about Capri Theater on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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

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raysson commented about Manor Twin Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

CORRECTION:

“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.

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raysson commented about Manor Twin Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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:

“Exodus”

“Those Magnificient Men In Their Flying Machines”

“The Sand Pebbles”

“Sleeping Beauty”

“Funny Girl”

“Around the World In 80 Days”

THE EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT SHOWINGS AT THE MANOR:

“The Sting”

“Grease”

I have the original ads for these at

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raysson commented about Charlottetown Mall Cinemas on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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

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raysson commented about Charlottetown Mall Cinemas on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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!

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raysson commented about Charlottetown Mall Cinemas on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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.

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raysson commented about Eastgate Cinema Twin Theatres on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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!!!

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raysson commented about Valley Theatres I & II on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm

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

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raysson commented about Litchfield Cinemas on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

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

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raysson commented about Regal Timberlyne 6 on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

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

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raysson commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Closed in 1984 by Martin Theatres.

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raysson commented about Eastgate Cinema Twin Theatres on Jul 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

NightHawk:

The Eastgate Cinema was twinned in 1981 into two sections seating 225 each in both auditoriums until 1995.

The original auditorium seated 450.

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raysson commented about Eastgate Cinema Twin Theatres on Jul 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

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.

E-mail me at

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raysson commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Jul 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Closed in 2000 and was demolished in December 2001 to make room for the expansion of the Friendly Center on Northline Avenue where the former section of the Friendly Center-Forum VI was also demolished.

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raysson commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Jul 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

THEATRE HISTORY:

1966-1971 Wilby-Kincey/Paramount Theatres

1971-1978 ABC Southeastern Theatres

1978-1986 Plitt Southern Theatres

1986-1988 Cineplex Odeon Corporation

1988-2000 Janus Theatres

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raysson commented about Janus Theatres on Jun 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

It opened on December 20,1968 with the exclusive Eastern North Carolina engagement showing of “Yellow Submarine”,which was an animated cartoon featuring the voices of The Beatles.

Janus II had the Swedish foreign film “Elvira Madigan”.

The Coming Attractions for the Janus 1 & 2 were:

-Richard Harris in CAMELOT

-Alan Arkin and Rita Moreno in PAPI

-Malcolm McDowell in Lindsay Anderson’s IF

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raysson commented about Janus Theatres on Jun 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The Janus Theatres 1 & 2 was the South’s most elegant theatre when it opened on December 20,1968 as North Carolina’s second twin theatre after Charlotte’s Charlottetowne Mall Cinema 1 & 2 that opened in 1963.

These new back-to-back theatres are the first to open in the South between Washington and Atlanta to have full automated projection and stereophonic sound in both auditoriums. By 1970,it expanded to three screens and by 1975 four more screens were added when it expanded to seven screens. It became a eight-screen theatre by 1981. It closed in 2000 as the Janus 8.

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raysson commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

By 2000,the Terrace was reduced to showing second-run films and became a discount dollar house when the Greensboro Grande Cinemas opened. It closed in 2000 not 2001. Was demolished in 2002 to make room for the expansion of the Friendly Center. This will be revised.

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raysson commented about Tower Merchants Six Cinemas on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I pass by this the other day and the cinema has been demolished.

A vacant lot now sits where the TOWER MERCHANTS 6 once stood.