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NightHawk1 commented about Chalet Theater on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

If this theater was part of Schneider-Merl Theatres it would have opened before 1976, as the Schneider-Merl chain was sold to Martin Theatres by then.

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NightHawk1 commented about Carmike 16 on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm

The Carmike 16 Jacksonville is located at Jacksonville Mall on an outparcel behind Belk Department Store.

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NightHawk1 commented about Cinema Drive-In on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

This was Jacksonville’s last standing drive-in theater. When it closed in 1985, all other drive-ins in Jacksonville, including the South 17 Twin on Wilmington Highway/US 17 South (non-porn) and Starlite (most likely the XXX drive-in just north of the South 17 Twin), had been demolished. The Cinema Drive-In has since been demolished as well.

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NightHawk1 commented about South 17 Twin Drive-In on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The X-rated drive-in that was just north of the South 17 Twin (and south of the Triangle Motor Inn) was most likely the Starlite Drive-In listed here on Cinema Treasures.

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NightHawk1 commented about Ritz Theatre on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

If the Ritz was located at 1027 Broad Street it would have been directly across the street from the Palace Theatre and behind the Queen Street theater; any building at 1027 Broad Street would have been demolished by the late 1960s to make way for a large self-service gas station (which has itself been demolished).

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NightHawk1 commented about Ritz Theatre on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm

The address should be 150 East Thomas Street if the Ritz Theatre and the Manhattan Theatre are the same. The Manhattan and Booker T Theaters are east of the railroad tracks in Edgecombe County; the tracks divide East Thomas Street (Edgecombe County) from West Thomas Street (Nash County). Locals never refer to the Manhattan Theatre as the Ritz; the Ritz could have been a different theater. East Thomas Street was Rocky Mount’s primary African-American business district during the days of segregation.

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NightHawk1 commented about Booker T Theater on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The correct address of the Booker T Theater is 170 EAST Thomas Street, as the theater is east of the railroad tracks (which divide East Thomas Street from West Thomas Street, and also serves as the Nash/Edgecombe county line).

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NightHawk1 commented about Starlite Drive-In on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

t_law56: Was this drive in on the Wilmington Highway south of the old Red Carpet Inn (now Triangle Motor Inn)? I remember going through Jacksonville back in the 1970s and passing the Red Carpet Inn, an X-rated drive-in with a restaurant next to it, and further south was another drive-in (South 17 Twin Drive-In). The Starlite may be the drive-in I keep remembering as the Moonlite for some reason. As for the Starlite being “the only adult drive-in in the country”, they were not. There were many other X-rated drive-ins in the United States, including the North 11 Drive-In over in Kinston.

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NightHawk1 commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The Broad Street theater has been listed on CT by Lost Memory as the Palace Theatre; the Ritz Theatre was most likely located in the building on Queen Street now housing the Arabian Temple.

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NightHawk1 commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

This theater’s name was probably not a reference to Tryon Palace, as that New Bern landmark was not reconstructed until the 1950s, more than twenty years after the Palace Theatre opened. The then-whites-only Tryon Theatre (listed on CT by its original name Athens Theatre) was the local theater that took its name from Tryon Palace, adopting the Tryon name around 1958 (the Tryon Palace restoration opened in 1959).

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NightHawk1 commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm

There are two buildings in New Bern’s Five Points neighborhood (the area surrounding the intersection of Broad, Queen and Roundtree Streets) that look like former African-American movie theaters. One is the Arabian Temple on the 1000 block of Queen Street; the other is located approximately 1028-1030 Broad Street. The Broad Street building has what looks like the outline of a box office in front of the present doors, while the Arabian Temple looks more like a post-World War II movie theater. Both look like former theaters but I don’t know which was the Ritz or the name of the other theater.

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NightHawk1 commented about Masonic Theatre on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Status of the Masonic Theatre should be open. It is once again a legitimate theater (its original purpose), home of the RiverTowne Players. The Masonic Theatre began showing movies in 1917 (not 1910) and continued as a movie house until 1974. The correct address is 514 Hancock Street.

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NightHawk1 commented about Plaza Cinema 3 on Jan 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

A Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant is now located on the site of the Plaza Cinema 3 (the final name of this theater). Despite the official address of 714 Greenville Boulevard SE, it was actually located on Charles Boulevard at the entrance to the JCPenney parking lot (where Mellow Mushroom is now).

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NightHawk1 commented about Westchester Cinemas on Jan 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Only two cinemas currently operate in High Point: Regal’s Palladium Cinemas 14 (first-run) and the Carmike 8 (discount). The Westchester Cinemas should be listed as Closed.

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NightHawk1 commented about Turnage Theater on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 11PM News (Jan. 16, 2014) the Turnage Theater has reopened as of January 16, 2014.

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NightHawk1 commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

This theater was originally the Colonial Theatre when it operated from about 1927 to 1930; it closed due to the Depression around 1930. It reopened in 1937 as the Plaza Theatre and was the only theater in Greenville for African-Americans until the Roxy Theatre opened across the street in 1948. The Plaza could not compete with the modern Roxy and was closed by 1950.

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NightHawk1 commented about Berkeley Cinema Four on Dec 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

The Berkeley Cinema Four (aka Berkeley Four) was not located at Berkeley Mall, but on Cashwell Drive two blocks southeast of the Eastgate Cinema Twin. The Berkeley Mall did not have a cinema of its own; instead a road (North Eastgate Drive) connected the mall parking lot to Cashwell Drive and ran in front of the Eastgate Cinema.

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NightHawk1 commented about Carolina Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Was the Opera House ever used as a movie house or was it strictly live performances?

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NightHawk1 commented about Paramount Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Paramount City Lounge has closed; its website is no longer functioning.

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NightHawk1 commented about Cinema 7 on Dec 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

The Washington Square Mall Cinema 1 & 2 was opened in 1976 by Stewart & Everett Theatres. S&E later expanded it to three screens (Washington Square Mall Cinema 1-2-3) and subsequently shuttered the co-owned Turnage Theater. Carmike Cinemas acquired Stewart & Everett in 1986 and renamed this location Cinema Triple (along with the former S&E triplexes in New Bern and Morehead City). Carmike later added four screens to the three built by S&E and renamed the theater Cinema 7. Since the Turnage Theater closed as a movie theater in the late 1970s the Washington Square Mall Cinema 1-2-3/Cinema Triple/Cinema 7 has been Beaufort County’s sole full-time cinema.

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NightHawk1 commented about Hollywood East Cinema Grill on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Carmike operated this theater as the Long Leaf Twin.

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NightHawk1 commented about Blue Ridge Cinemas on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Piecesoftheater is right; Blue Ridge Cinemas was second-run from day one. It replaced the old Terrace Twin, Falls Twin and South Hills Twin 99-cent theaters (the former two reopened under different owners as the Colony Twin and Raleighwood Cinema Grill, respectively). Carmike never charged first-run prices at the Blue Ridge Cinemas.

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NightHawk1 commented about Village Plaza 5 on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Carmike won’t be retuning to Chapel Hill anytime soon. A new 13-screen multiplex is planned for University Mall, replacing Dillard’s (which is pulling out of Chapel Hill). According to newsobserver.com the new theater will be operated by Silverspot Cinema, a South American-owned chain.

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NightHawk1 commented about Regal Timberlyne 6 on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm

The days of this theater may be numbered. Newsobserver.com announced on November 19, 2013 that a new 13-screen multiplex will be built at University Mall, on the site of the soon to close Dillard’s Department Store. The new multiplex may have less impact on the Lumina Theatre, as that fiveplex is further away from University Mall than the Timberlyne 6.

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NightHawk1 commented about Sycamore Cinemas V on Nov 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

The Sycamore Cinemas V was operating as a discount cinema in 1996.