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On the Marquee for the Movies 1-2-3 on October 17,1975
SCREEN ONE-Barbra Streisand in FUNNY LADY
SCREEN TWO-THE SEX THIEF
SCREEN THREE: CHARLOTTE-(Adults Only-Rated X)
On the Marquee for the Movies 1-2-3 on October 10,1975
SCREEN ONE: Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE-Rated R
SCREEN TWO: BUGS BUNNY SUPERSTAR-Rated G
SCREEN THREE: Walt Disney’s FANTASIA-Rated G (reissue)
When the Ram Triple Theatres opened on October 3,1975 the seating capacity for auditorium one had 420 seats.
The second auditorium had a seating capacity of 385. The smallest auditorium(which was auditorium 3)had a seating capacity of 289 bringing the total seating capacity of 1,094.
1975-1982 Martin Theatres
1982-2000 Carmike Cinemas.(*)
*This was one of the theatres Carmike took over after it’s acquisition of Martin Theatres.
At the time of it’s opening on February 12,1976…the NEW CENTRE CINEMAS was a three screen cinema with a seating capacity of 1,008 under Charlotte based Stewart and Everett Theatres. At the time of it’s opening Stewart and Everett operated all the indoor movie houses and drive-ins in the greater Wilmington area with the exception of the Manor Theatre Downtown Wilmington which was operated under Eastern Federal Corporation.
THE NEW CENTRE CINEMAS' largest auditorium had a seating capacity of 515. Auditorium Two had a seating capacity of 283 bringing the total of 725 seats. The smallest auditorium had a seating capacity of 210 bringing the total seating capacity of 1,008.
COMING SOON TO THE TERRACE THEATRE: February 2,1967
Steve McQueen in THE SAND PEBBLES-In ULTRAVISION!!!
NEW CENTRE CINEMAS Opened on February 12,1976 as a three screen cinema with a seating capacity of 1,008 under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres.
Stewart and Everett operated the New Centre Cinemas until 1986 when Carmike Cinemas took over as a acquisition of Stewart and Everett. Carmike Cinemas closed this theatre in 1995.
What a horrible way to open a new theatre…..
Pauly Shore in “THE SON-IN-LAW”
A lot of people avoided this turkey and flock over to the larger auditorium where JURASSIC PARK was packing them in and keeping the lines going around the block.
Opened on July 9,1993…..
CHAPEL HILL’S NEWEST AND MOST MODERN THEATRE OPENS TODAY! THE MOVIES AT TIMBERLYNE CINEMAS
-Latest In Sound Technology
-With Full Dobly Digital Sound and JBL
-Surround Sound in All Auditoriums
-Acres of Free Parking!
THE OPENING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MOVIES AT TIMBERLYNE:
“JURASSIC PARK”-In Dobly Digital Sound (No Passes)
“MADE IN AMERICA”
“WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S II”
THE MOVIES AT TIMBERLYNE 6
Opened on July 9,1993 a six screen cinema with a seating capacity of 1,688 under Charlotte-based Eastern Federal Corporation. Eastern Federal operated this theatre until 2004 when Regal Cinemas took over as a acquisition of Eastern Federal.
1993-2004 Eastern Federal Corporation
2004-Present Regal Cinemas
THE SOUND OF MUSIC was also a roadshow engagement in 70mm at Greensboro’s Terrace Theatre on February 2,1967.
70mm and 6 Track Stereophonic Sound in North Carolina:
Only Charlotte’s Carolina Theatre was the only theatre in the state that showed this in CINERAMA.
The Grand Opening Feature for the TERRACE THEATRE on December 25,1966 was “Follow Me Boys” Starring Fred MacMurray….
NEXT ATTRACTION: George Peppard in “THE BLUE MAX” on January 12,1967…..
The Reserved Seat Engagement-First Greensboro Showing in 70mm!
Julie Andrews in “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” on February 2,1967…..
COMING SOON TO THE TERRACE THEATRE:
Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift “RAINTREE COUNTY”
“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW”
The Reserved Seat Engagement-First Greensboro Showing in 70mm!The First Time in 70mm “GONE WITH THE WIND”
This was one of the theatres that CARMIKE abandoned and left to rot when it closed in 2002 and was demolished the following year.
This was one of the theatres that showed the “X” rated “YOU SO CRAZY”(Martin Lawrence’s stand-up comedy film) as a exclusive area engagement.
That was one of the theatres CARMIKE abandoned and left for dead when it close in 2001. When it closed,the theatre was completely guttered. So Sad.
This was one of the multiplexes that CARMIKE abandoned and left for dead when it closed in 2003. Reason why is no one knew where exactly the theatre was located not to mention even existed for that manner since the cinema was located on the other side of Bastion Lane at Tower Merchants right off the Traywick Road near the Raleigh Beltline in East Raleigh.
SIX FORKS STATION CINEMAS upon it’s grand opening on August 1,1986 was Cineplex Odeon’s first multiplex theatre in the greater Raleigh-Durham market.
Cineplex Odeon operated this theatre from 1986 thru 1991.
Carmike Cinemas operated this theatre from 1991 thru 2000. Carmike closed this theatre in 2000. Ambassador Entertainment took over operations in 2000 and reopened this theatre and refurnished it in 2003.
The 55th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s epic
SOUTH PACIFIC was a reserved seat engagement presentation at Charlotte’s Carolina Theatre on June 25,1959. It was the only showing of the film in the Carolinas.
SOUTH PACIFIC played at Charlotte’s Carolina Theatre on June 25,1959. It was the ONLY showing of the film in the Carolinas.
Raleigh and other cities in the Carolinas didn’t get the film until September-November of 1959.
When the RIVERVIEW CINEMA was twinned in 1986,it was split into two sections. While the original auditorium had 550 seats,the twin cinema was split down the middle combining 275 seats each. It closed in 1995.
June 30,1973-COMING SOONMarlon Brando in “LAST TANGO IN PARIS”-Exclusive!
“SWEET JESUS PREACHER MAN”
Billy Dee Williams in “HIT”
Richard Pryor and Max Julian in “THE MACK”
June 29,1973-NOW SHOWING AT THE RIVERVIEW CINEMA
It’s Richard Roundtree!!! Back Again For More Slam Blam Action!!! in “SHAFT IN AFRICA”-Rated “R”
NOTE: Due to the capacity crowds for this feature we strongly urge moviegoers to arrive early for showtimes for the best seats. This feature will sell out quickly,so please be advised. EXTRA added late shows on Friday and Saturday night!!! SPECIAL: The First 200 customers in attendance gets 1 FREE box of popcorn and 1 FREE drink while this last!!! HURRY!!!
June 1,1973-Exclusive Engagement at RIVERVIEW CINEMA..
James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson in Sam Peckinpah’s
“PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID”-In Color Rated “R”
NOTE: Due to capacity crowds we urge moviegoers to arrive early for best seats! There will be No Passes Accepted…AVOID THE CROWDS..ATTEND MATINEES!!!
September 22,1973-Exclusive Engagement Showing…..
We’ve Got The Best In Town with Jim “Slaughter” Brown
“I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL’S ISLAND”-In Color Rated “R”
NOTE: Due to the capacity crowds we urge movie goers to arrived early to get the best seats…This will sell out quickly!!! Avoid the crowds! Attend Matinees!
EXTRA added late show Friday and Saturday night!!!
SPECIAL: The First 200 Customers gets 1 FREE Box of Popcorn and 1 FREE drink while they last!!!!
December 17,1977 on the marquee:CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND