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raysson commented about Carmike Englewood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

dsavage…I have the original ads for the Englewood Cinema’s Grand Opening from March 31, 1972….. I can be contacted at Thank you.

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raysson commented about Carmike Englewood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm

THE ENGLEWOOD CINEMA 1 & 2 opened on March 31, 1972 with the GRAND OPENING ATTRACTIONS……

SCREEN 1: Robert Redford in THE HOT ROCK

SCREEN 2: James Coburn in THE HONKERS

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS ARE COMING TO THE CINEMA 1 & 2:

-John Wayne in THE COWBOYS

-Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER…The Event of 1972!!!

-Clint Eastwood as DIRTY HARRY

-And the Rocky Mount return of BILLY JACK

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

THE OPENING ATTRACTION FOR THE OAKWOOD CINEMA 1 & 2: JULY 29, 1977……

SCREEN 1: Susan Sarandon in THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

SCREEN 2: Richard Harris in ORCA

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
“EMPIRE OF THE ANTS” with Joan Collins

“RACE FOR YOUR CHARLIE BROWN”

“GREASED LIGHTING” with Richard Pryor and Pam Grier

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

Opened under Stewart & Everett as the Oakwood Cinema 1 & 2 on July 29, 1977….. Seating capacity was at 600. Auditorium 1 seated 300 Auditorium 2 seated 300

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raysson commented about Carmike 7 on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Opened as the Carmike Cinema 7 on November 17, 1989. The opening attraction for the grand opening of the Carmike Cinema 7 was “HARLEM NIGHTS” starring Eddie Murphy that played on 2 screens.

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raysson commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

The very first 007 picture DOCTOR NO played here first-run as a exclusive Carolina engagement at Charlotte’s Imperial Theater.

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raysson commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

The Imperial Theatre’s demise came in 1964 when the opening of the Park Terrace Theater brought this cinema to closed its doors. Not to mention faced strong competition from the state of the art and bigger Charlottetown Mall Cinema 1 & 2 which was the state’s first-ever twin theater that opened a year earlier in 1963.

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raysson commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:51 am

Zelda and Susan Walker: My name is Raymond and I have in my possession from the February 28, 1957 advertisement from The Charlotte Observer for the Imperial’s showing of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS which was the only reserved seat showing of the film in the Carolinas. I also have the advertisement for its Eastern North Carolina premiere where it played in Raleigh first run which was also a reserved seat engagement. If you need to see them please contact me at Thanks.

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raysson commented about CineBistro Cinemas at Waverly Place on Sep 10, 2015 at 10:21 am

This theater is open and is showing first-run movies.

Opened on September 4, 2015 with a seating capacity of 427.

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raysson commented about Center Theatre 1 & 2 on Sep 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

This theater got a LOT of the United Artists product and some Disney during the 1960’s and early-1970’s. ALL of the “Beatles”, “James Bond”,and “Pink Panther” films played here first-run at the Center.

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raysson commented about CineBistro Cinemas at Waverly Place on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Scheduled for its grand opening September 4, 2015

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raysson commented about Cinema Drive-In on Aug 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

This should say closed, demolished, 1 screen, 600 cars.
The Cinema was Jacksonville’s last standing drive-in that closed in 1985.

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raysson commented about Carmike Cinema 6 on Aug 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

The Grand Opening for the Cinema 6 was October 14, 1983 under Charlotte based Stewart & Everett(which also owned and operated The Brynn Marr 3, Northwoods Twin,and the Center Twin). The Cinema 6 replaced the Iwo Jima Theatre Downtown and the Cinema Drive-In which were also under Stewart & Everett which were closed by 1983. I have the grand opening ad for this theater as well as the microfilm newspaper ad if interested please contact me at for more information.

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raysson commented about Rocky Mount Cinema Grill on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

JURASSIC PARK played here first-run in 1993 on 2 screens with the largest auditorium having Dolby Stereo system equipped.

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raysson commented about Rocky Mount Cinema Grill on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

SEATING CAPACITY FOR THE GOLDEN EAST CROSSING CINEMAS that opened on December 18, 1987 under Cineplex-Odeon and later Carmike Cinemas.

Screen 1=200 seats the largest auditorium that was equipped with a Dolby Stereo system….

Screen 2=150

Screen 3=175

Screen 4=150

Total number of capacity seats: 675

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raysson commented about Cardinal 3 on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:13 am

Added on a second auditorium around late-1975 or mid-1976 when the Cardinal was under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

It remained a twin theater until 1985 when it added on a third screen under Cineplex Odeon/Plitt Theatres.

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raysson commented about Cardinal 3 on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

THE CARMIKE CARDINAL 3 closed in October of 2000 as a second run discount theatre under Carmike Cinemas. The information posted about its closing is incorrect.

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raysson commented about Cameron Village Theatre on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

This theater got a lot of the MGM and Columbia product. Not to mention the longest-running engagement that this theater booked was on June 12, 1967 for it showing of THE DIRTY DOZEN that brought it records crowds for 15 weeks.

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raysson commented about Saving the Terrace, a Masterpiece of International-Style on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

Reminds me of the same architectural design of The Cameron Village Theater that opened about the same year as this cinema did back in 1951 in Raleigh,North Carolina.

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raysson commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Once the site of the former A&P grocery store in Five Points.

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raysson commented about Carmike Cinema 6 on Aug 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

The building had the same identical style and concept as the Cinema 6 in Jacksonville and Havelock and also in the same design as the Cinema 4 in Southern Pines.

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raysson commented about Cary Theater on Aug 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

I have found the grand opening advertisement from 1941 and will be revised for the Cinema Treasures site.

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raysson commented about Town Commons Stadium 11 & Xtreme on Aug 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

FROM HOLLY SPRINGS, FUQUAY VARINA: Take State Highway 55 West through Apex (Downtown),and Beaver Creek Commons going towards Durham and Research Triangle Park. Go pass the State Highway 540 bridge(which is a toll road) towards O'Kelly Chapel Church Road and make a right at the light and go towards the roundabout onto Parkside Main Street. The theater will be to your immediate left.

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raysson commented about Town Commons Stadium 11 & Xtreme on Aug 4, 2015 at 4:14 pm

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO THE PARKSIDE TOWN COMMONS:

FROM BURLINGTON, HILLSBOROUGH, CARRBORO, CHAPEL HILL: Take Interstate 40 East to Exit 278 State Highway 55-Apex Exit and make a right. Continue onto State Highway 55 East toward O' Kelly Chapel Church Road. at entrance to Parkside Town Commons Shopping Center. Make a left at the light and go toward the roundabout towards Parkside Main Street. The theater will be to your immediate left.

FROM RALEIGH, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK AND SOUTHEAST CARY: Take Interstate 40 West to Exit 278 State Highway 55 East towards Apex. Continue onto State Highway 55 East toward O'Kelly Chapel Church Road and make a left at the stop light and go toward the roundabout onto Parkside Main Street. The theater will be to your immediate left.

FROM DURHAM, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK AND MORRISVILLE: Take the Durham/Triangle Expressway State Highway 147 South onto State Highway 540 West….State Highway 540 once it crosses Interstate 40 becomes a state toll road. Continue onto State Highway 540 until it reaches the State Highway 55 West(Durham) exit. At the exit make a right onto State Highway 55 West onto O' Kelly Chapel Church Road and make a right and go towards the roundabout onto Parkside Main Street. The theater will be to your immediate left.

FROM SANFORD, SOUTHERN PINES, AND SURROUNDING AREAS: Take U.S. 1 North towards the Apex/Holly Springs/Fuquay Varina exit State Highway 55 exit and once at the exit make a left on State Highway 55 West through Downtown Apex and Beaver Creek Commons going into Durham and Research Triangle Park onto O'Kelly Chapel Church Road and go towards to roundabout onto Parkside Main Street. The theater will be to your immediate left.

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raysson commented about Tower Twin Theatres on Aug 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Same thing also happened when I tried to get tickets for NEW JACK CITY on its opening weekend in October of 1991. It was sold out within the first 15 minutes and there were no advance ticket sales for this feature.