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raysson commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

By 1982,this theatre was twinned by Martin Theatres where the original 500 seats were split into two sections with 250 seats each in both auditoriums before it closed by the mid-1980’s.

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raysson commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Correction: The Berkeley Cinema became a three screen by December 25,1980 and it became a triple screen theatre under Stewart and Everett Theatres. Opening Attractions:

I-“Nine To Five”

II-“The Private Eyes”

III-“Flash Gordon”

By April 15,1983 it became a quad screener renamed the Berkeley Cinema 4 under Stewart and Everett Theatres. The opening attractions for the Berkeley Cinema 4 on April 15,1983….

I-“Sophie’s Choice”

II-“Lone Wolf McQuade”

III-“Flashdance”

IV-“An Officer and a Gentlemen”–(Re-release)

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raysson commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Jun 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Chuck1231: The TERRACE THEATRE upon it original opening on December 25,1966 had a 180-degree ULTRAVISION screen which was a single screener with a seating capacity of 750. By March 1,1974, a second auditorium was built adjanct to the original auditorium with a seating capacity of 600,bringing the seating capacity to 1,350 when it was the TERRACE THEATRES 1 & 2.

By 1981,the second auditorium was split into two sections adding 300 seats each when it was the TERRACE THEATRES 1-2-3 under Plitt Southern.

By 1986,the original auditorium of 750 seats was split down the middle adding 375 seats each when it went from a three screen cinema to a four screener. bringing the total seating capacity to 2,025. Two more auditorium was added with 280 seats each bringing the total number of seats to 2,585 under Janus Theatres until its closing in 2001.

You’re absolutely right Chuck about the calculations. The original auditorium with 750 seats wasn’t chopped up until 1986. I saw THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK in 70mm there with its huge auditorium and widescreen vision!!

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raysson commented about Wilrik Theatre on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The WILRIK Theatre closed in 1985 under Stewart and Everett Theatres.

During the 1970’s and even into the early 1980’s,Stewart and Everett control all of the moviehouses in Sanford.

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raysson commented about Eastgate Cinema Twin Theatres on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Address:

2901 Cashwell Drive Eastgate Shopping Center Goldsboro, NC 27530

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raysson commented about Belvedere Theatre on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I have the opening ad to the grand opening of the Belvedere Theatre from December 25,1950 from The Charlotte Observer.

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raysson commented about Belvedere Theatre on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Opened on December 25,1950

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raysson commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Jun 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I have the original ad of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 from the Goldsboro News-Argus Friday May 20,1977.

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raysson commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Jun 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

The Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2,under Stewart and Everett opened on May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever twin theatre that has…

ACRES OF FREE PARKING

GIANT CLEAR VIEW WIDESCREENS

SPACIOUS LOUNGE CHAIR SEATING

FULLY AUTOMATED SOUND AND EXCELLENT MOVIE PROJECTION

MATINEES DAILY!!!

The premiere attractions for the grand opening of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 for Friday May 20,1977…..

SCREEN ONE: Goldsboro Exclusive!!! Winner of 4 Oscars! Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch & William Holden “NETWORK”

SCREEN TWO: Michael Caine in “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED”

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE BERKELEY TWIN CINEMA:

–“VIVA KNIEVEL”

–“SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER”

–“OUTLAW BLUES”

–“FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI”

–“From the writer and creator of JAWS comes the next thrilling underwater adventure "THE DEEP”

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raysson commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Jun 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm

It was known as the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 that opened on Friday May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever multi twin cinema under Stewart and Everett Theatres with a seating capacity of 600(300 seats each in both auditoriums).

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raysson commented about Buccaneer Triple Theatres on Jun 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I have found the original ad for the Grand Opening of the Buccaneer Theatres. The information for this theatre will be revised and upgraded. I do have in my possession the original ad from the Greenville Reflector from June of 1977.

The Buccaneer Theatres opened in June of 1977 as a twin cinema and later on during the early-1980’s it was a three screener under Consolidated Theatres.

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raysson commented about Tryon Hills Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

“STAR WARS” played here on July 21,1978 as a re-release issue that also brought in the crowds.

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raysson commented about Tryon Hills Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Interesting comment about the TRYON HILLS THEATRE: It was one of several theatres in the South(when it was a single screen cinema)that had the longest-running movie to ever played here “WALKING TALL” that played to capacity crowds for a record of 36 weeks before it ended in December of 1973.

The TRYON HILLS,brought it back as a re-release too where it played for over 18 weeks in mid-1974. Reason,they could not keep up with the capacity crowds that came back to see it again and again.

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raysson commented about Hollywood East Cinema Grill on May 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

THE GRAND OPENING OF THE LONG LEAF CINEMA 1 & 2: Opened on April 19,1973 under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres. THE PREMIERE ATTRACTIONS FOR THE GRAND OPENING:

CINEMA 1: Exclusive Coastal Carolina Engagement!!!
Paul Newman in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN
Featuring North Carolina’s own Ava Gardner!!!

CINEMA 2: Ryan O'Neal in THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE LONG LEAF CINEMA 1 & 2:

James Coburn in PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

Robert Duvall in BADGE 373

George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway in OKLAHOMA CRUDE

Charlton Heston in SOYLENT GREEN

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raysson commented about Oleander Cinemas 1 & 2 on May 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

Not only did the original STAR WARS movie played here first-run at the Oleander Twin,but also THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK played here first-run too.

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raysson commented about Oleander Cinemas 1 & 2 on May 29, 2013 at 12:09 am

Advertisement in the Wilmington Star on May 25,1983 THE OLEANDER CINEMA 1 & 2

“THIS MOVIE IS SO BIG,WE’RE SHOWING RETURN OF THE JEDI ON OUR TWO HUGE AUDITORIUMS WITH MATINEES EVERYDAY!!!”

Sorry, No S&E Passes or Special Discount Tickets. Due to the capacity crowds,theatre will be cleared after each performance.

To avoid nightly crowds,we strongly urge movie patrons to attend our matinees during each performance!!!!

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raysson commented about Southpark Mall Cinemas on May 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm

THE SOUTHPARK MALL CINEMAS or CINEMA I & II Under General Cinema Corporation opened on August 21,1970 with a seating capacity of 800(400 seats each in both auditoriums)as a twin cinema. The second auditorium was split down the middle to add a third auditorium later on during the mid-1970’s that had a seating capacity of 300. It closed in 1999.

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raysson commented about Eastland Mall Cinemas on May 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

RETURN OF THE JEDI played at Eastland Mall Cinemas on two screens on May 25,1983.

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raysson commented about Carmike Cardinal Cinemas I-II-III on May 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

ctwrenn: Actually the original STAR WARS movie played first-run at the Cross Creek Mall Cinema I-II-III in Fayetteville on June 17,1977 and played there for 27 weeks. It did not play anywhere at the Cardinal.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK played first-run at Fayetteville’s Bordeaux Cinema I-II-III on May 18,1980. It was one of five cities in the state of North Carolina that played it first-run in 70mm Dobly Stereo.

THE RETURN OF THE JEDI played first-run at Fayetteville’s Cross Creek Mall Cinemas I-II-III on May 25,1983. It played on 2 screens at Cross Creek Mall and it DID NOT play first-run at neither the Cardinal NOR the Bordeaux.

I have the ads:

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raysson commented about Brynn Marr 3 on May 21, 2013 at 12:27 am

Closed on June 26,2003 by Carmike Cinemas.

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raysson commented about Cinema on May 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

According to Mike Coate THE RETURN OF THE JEDI played here in 70mm.

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raysson commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on May 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

“AND NOW THERE ARE THREE….” Now we have three inviting auditoriums to better serve the community with a choice of the finest films. THE PARK TERRACE-The ULTRA MODERN SHOWPLACE!! MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PLITT SOUTHERN THEATRES!!!

Grand Opening Features for December 10,1982…..

SCREEN 1: Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in THE TOY

SCREEN 2: AIRPLANE II:THE SEQUEL

SCREEN 3: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN-Richard Gere

Coming Attractions: Paul Newman in THE VERDICT

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raysson commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on May 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

The Park Terrace was triplexed on December 10,1982 where the original auditorium was split in two sections making the seating capacity of 500 seats each in both auditoriums. The second auditorium(which opened in 1975)had a seating capacity of 600 and it was equipped with a 6 Track Dobly Stereo Sound system and was capable of showing films in 70mm. The second auditorium showed the 70mm presentations of “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK”,“ALIEN”,“RETURN OF THE JEDI”, “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM”,and “TOP GUN”

I have the original ad from the December 10,1982 edition of the Charlotte Observer.

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raysson commented about Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14 on May 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

THE MOVIES AT BRIER CREEK OR BRIER CREEK STADIUM 14 opened on December 17,2003 by Eastern Federal Corporation. The premiere attraction for its grand opening was “LORD OF THE RINGS:RETURN OF THE KING” playing on three screens. Eastern Federal operated the Brier Creek 14 from 2003 to 2005 when Regal Entertainment took over after Regal’s acquisition of Charlotte-based Eastern Federal.

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raysson commented about Cinema 1 & 2 on May 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Carmike Cinemas acquired this theatre in 1994 after its acquisition of Eastern Federal Corporation. It closed in 1998.