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raysson commented about Cabarrus Theatre on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

There was also a Downtown Concord moviehouse called THE CINEMA too that was about a block up the street from the Cabarrus.

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raysson commented about Eastland Mall Cinemas on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

I have the original ads from its 1975 grand opening.

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raysson commented about Raleighwood Cinema Grill on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

The original STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE played here first-run at Martin’s Falls Twin Theatre on December 7, 1979.

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raysson commented about Village Cinema 4 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

It did even better with its coming attractions……

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

Roger Moore as James Bond in MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

Lorne Greene and Ava Gardner in EARTHQUAKE!!!

Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES

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raysson commented about Village Cinema 4 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

This theatre did phenomenol business when it opened in early-1975 with two runaway boxoffice hits the were the opening attractions at the Village I & II (02-28-1975)

VILLAGE I-Irwin Allen’s THE TOWERING INFERNO with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen that was the TOP grossing boxoffice picture of 1974 and it held that title between the timeframe of February through June of 1975 when “Jaws” dethroned it. Original released at Christmas of 1974

VILLAGE II-“GONE IN 60 SECONDS”-Was really popular as a huge sleeper hit that year. The reason why this independent actioner became successful was that it was the first motion picture to have one of the great “car” chase scenes ever put on film…surpassing “Bullitt”,and “The French Connection” as one of the top ten chase scenes ever!!!….During production…a total of 93 cars were damaged in some scenes including its infamous “freeway' scene…..the 1974 original,not that Angelica Jolie bull.

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raysson commented about Matthews Festival Theaters on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Seating capacity was 1,710 seats

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raysson commented about Cinemark Movies 10 on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Opened as the Cinemark Movies 10 on August 4, 1995.

Functioned as 10 screener with 1,700 seats.

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raysson commented about Village Cinema 4 on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

AS THE VILLAGE I & II THEATRES SEATING CAPACITY

SCREEN 1: 200

SCREEN 2: 200 = 400 SEATS

Went from two to four screens by 1983 with the original twin was divided into four sections.

SCREEN 1: 100

SCREEN 2: 100

SCREEN 3: 100

SCREEN 4: 100

TOTAL NUMBER FOR SEATING CAPACITY: 400

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raysson commented about Spring Lane Cinemas 10 on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

Opened on April 16, 2004 under All-Star Cinemas.

Frank Theatres took over this theatre in 2009.

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raysson commented about Union Square Cinemas 8 on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

THEATRE HISTORY:

1991-1995 Consolidated Theatres

1995-2002 United Artists Theatres

2002-2012 Regal Cinemas

THIS THEATRE WAS NEVER UNDER LITCHFIELD CINEMAS

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raysson commented about Union Square Cinemas 8 on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

Information on this theatre will be revised….

It opened under Consolidated Theatres on May 17, 1991.

Regal Cinemas closed the Union Square Cinemas on August 2, 2012 when Stone Theatres opened a huge 14-screen multiplex in nearby Indian Trail outside Monroe.

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raysson commented about Monroe Drive-In on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Closed in 1985.

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raysson commented about Carmike Mall Cinema Twin on Aug 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I have the grand opening ads for its March 19,1970 opening of the Mall Cinema.

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raysson commented about Uptown Theater on Aug 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Impressive information. Michael Coate has done it again!

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raysson commented about Ram Triple Theater on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Mel Gibson’s BRAVEHEART played here to capacity crowds in 1995.

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raysson commented about Ram Triple Theater on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Correction: The original BATMAN movie did not played first-run at Chapel Hill’s Ram Theater on June 23,1989.

The original BATMAN movie played first-run at Chapel Hill’s Village Plaza 3.

MOVIES THAT PLAYED HERE FIRST-RUN AT THE RAM TRIPLE:

“TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY”

“HOME ALONE” AND “HOME ALONE 2”

“RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”-the original Indiana Jones

“THE COLOR PURPLE” and “DO THE RIGHT THING” 1ST Run!

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raysson commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Saw it in 35mm DOLBY STEREO at Greensboro’s Janus Theatre where it played on 2 screens in DOLBY on October 16,1979.

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raysson commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

If there were reserved seat 70mm Dolby Stereo engagements in the Carolinas…the only theatre that had this would be Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theatre. The Park Terrace was absent from the 70mm engagement showings in the Carolinas. Only Charlotte’s Manor Theatre was shown as a general release in 35mm and DOLBY STEREO on October 16,1979.

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raysson commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

There were no reserved seat 70mm engagements in the Carolinas. The general release dates for October 16,1979 first-run exclusive engagement showings…… NORTH CAROLINA: October 16, 1979 Charlotte: Manor -DOLBY STEREO

Greensboro: Janus-Showing on 2 screens DOLBY STEREO

Raleigh/Cary: Imperial IV-DOBLY STEREO

Fayetteville: King Twin-DOLBY STEREO

November 2, 1979 were general release 35MM DOBLY prints

Durham: Yorktowne Twin

Winston-Salem: University Plaza 1 & 2-DOLBY STEREO

Asheville: Merrimon Twin-DOLBY STEREO

Chapel Hill: Carolina 1 & 2

Wilmington: New Centre Triple

November 23,1979 High Point: Capri Triple-DOLBY STEREO

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raysson commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

FYI: In the Carolinas…APOCALYPSE NOW was given the full general release in selected cities in 35MM and Dolby Stereo. Other cities like the small town venues didn’t get the film until Christmas of 1979.

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raysson commented about Mall Cinema on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Was the MALL CINEMA operated by either Stewart & Everett Theatres or was it operated under Martin Theatres and later on under Carmike Cinemas.

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raysson commented about Badin Road Drive-In on Jul 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

This was one of the remaining five outdoor drive-in theatres operating in the state of North Carolina. The others are located in Shelby, Henderson, Albemarle, Bessemer City, and Mount Airy.

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raysson commented about Winston Theatre on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

A lot of first-run Reserved Seat Engagements played here at the Winston Theatre…..

From it’s 44-week run of “The Sound of Music”

To “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Camelot”, “Hello Dolly”,

“Paint Your Wagon”…just to name a few.

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raysson commented about Winston Theatre on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:24 am

Imago Twist, Mmandarano:

The Winston Theatre closed in 1981 under Plitt Southern Theatres. The building was not demolished but was converted into an office space and retail establishment.

THEATRE HISTORY:

1949-1971 Paramount/North Carolina Theatres/Wilby-Kincey Entertainment Corporation

1971-1978 ABC Southeastern Theatres

1978-1981 Plitt Southern Theatres

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raysson commented about Frank Theatres Sand Hills Cinemas 10 on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

CORRECTION: All-Star Cinemas also owned and operated the Town and Country 1 & 2 after it was bought out by Carmike Cinemas(which also operated the Carmike Cinemas 4). The Town and Country Twin and the Cinema 4 were former Stewart & Everett Theatres before it was operated under Carmike.