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I have found the grand opening advertisement from 1941 and will be revised for the Cinema Treasures site.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Spielburg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK played here on its opening weekend as one of two theaters that booked the film in Raleigh..the other was the Village Twin over at Cameron Village. Tried to get advance tickets for its opening weekend,but it was completely sold out for both evening shows and matinees where the lines for the movie snaked from one end of the Tower Shopping Center to the other.
The same thing happen when I tried to see RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK on its opening weekend of June 12,1981. The lines for this movie snaked all the way to the opposite end of the Cameron Village Shopping Center were it was completely sold out within minutes and that went for its matinee showings too on its opening weekend. Raleigh played it at two cinemas..the other was the Tower Theatres 1 & 2 in East Raleigh.
“JAWS” played at Jacksonville’s Cardinal Theater first-run on July 25,1975 when this was a single screener under ABC Southeastern Theatres.
The theater wasn’t twin until December of 1975 or reopened as the Cardinal 1 & 2 around early-1976 or later on.
The reserved seat engagement of THE SOUND OF MUSIC played here first-run.
The days of this theater may be numbered. This theater is over 20 years old and it faces stiff competition from nearby Chelsea(an art-house cinema), and Durham’s Wynnsong 15 which under Carmike Cinemas,also over 20 years old,not to mention competition from Chapel Hill’s only Downtown theater,The Varsity on East Franklin Street. Back here in November,2014 GATES construction began demolishing the former Dillard’s Department Store at University Mall and started construction of the 67,000 square foot movie theater that will have 13-screens and will have a seating capacity of 1,500 with luxury seats scheduled to open in late-October or early-December of 2015 or earlier as scheduled under Silverspot Cinemas Corporation.
Address is 472 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546….
Theater was located the intersection of Commerce Road and Western Boulevard. This theater has been demolished. A Wasabi Japanese Sushi and Steak House now sits where the Cinema 6 once stood.
PREVIOUSLY OPERATED UNDER…….
1927-1957 Paramount/Publix/North Carolina Theatres
1957-1971 Wilby-Kincey Corporation
1971-1978 ABC Southeastern Theatres
Mmandarano, and Element02:
I have the grand opening advertisement for the Northpoint Cinema 5 from September 25, 1987. I have the original ads. Contact me at
Opened on September 25, 1987 as Eastern Federal’s only theater venue in the greater Winston-Salem/Triad area.
The opening attractions for the Northpoint’s Grand Opening were two exclusive Triad engagement showings…
Michael Caine in “THE WHISTLE BLOWER”-Exclusive
Matt Dillon and Diane Lane in “THE BIG TOWN”-Exclusive
The other opening attractions at Northpoint were…..
Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman in “NO WAY OUT”
Anne Bancroft in “ 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD”
Stanley Kubrick’s War Drama “FULL METAL JACKET”
The Coming Attractions to the Northpoint…….
Danny Glover and Mel Gibson in “LETHAL WEAPON”
The Aperture took over in 2002 after the Northpoint Cinemas closed. For years the Northpoint 5 was to place to go see first-run exclusive features as well as arthouse, independent films along with documentaries, foreign and Oscar winning presentations. It also had the opportunity to screen second-run films and once in a blue moon reissue standard Hollywood classics(ranging from “Gone With The Wind”, to “Casablanca” and “Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo”). It was Winston-Salem’s only arthouse theater from 1987 until it closed in 2002.
I have the original ad from its grand opening from November 1, 1996…Contact me at
I have the ads if you need to see the grand opening of the Litchfield Cinema 7 from September 28, 1990. Please contact me at
NightHawk 1, kencmcintyre, and Scott Neff:
This theater did not opened in 1988. However I found the ads for this cinema and it opened on September 28, 1990 as the Litchfield Cinema 7(aka Sedgefield Crossing Cinema 7) under Litchfield Theatres. Regal took over in 1994 and it was called the Regal Cinema 7 until Regal ceased operations in 2001. It reopened under an independent chain(Kleesburg Theatres)as a second-run discount cinema in 2002.
Nighthawk 1 and Scott Neff:
I have found the original newspaper ad for the Brassfield Cinema’s grand opening. This theater has been opened since October 6, 1989 and it was under Premiere Theatres. Cinemark took over the operations of the Brassfield 10 in mid-November of 1989 less than a month after it opened. This theater is still in operation. I have the ads if you need to see them and I will be happy to give them to you at
1973-1990 Consolidated Theatres
1990-2002 United Artists Theatres
2002-2007 Regal Cinemas
2007-Present 701 Cinemas (Independent chain)
Grand Opening as the Cinema 1 & 2 on July 6, 1973 with the attraction showings of “Lost Horizon” and “Walking Tall”
By the time this theatre became a three-screen cinema on August 29,1975…“JAWS” was still bringing in massive crowds going on 11-weeks and would continue its run until October 30,1975.
The Grand Opening attractions for the Bordeaux Cinemas 1-2-3 on August 29, 1975 were the Fayetteville premieres of……
“WALKING TALL: CHAPTER 2”
“JACQUELINE SUSANN’S ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH”
And going on 11-weeks is “JAWS” that broke boxoffice records..
Drive-In 54, Kris4077, and jrwoman 10:
The ONLY outdoor drive-in still in operation in the Triangle is in Henderson at the Raleigh Road Drive-In.
Sad but true if you want to drive that far to see a movie at bargain prices.
And the sadder part is that section of North Durham is a wasteland. Nothing.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC-The Reserved Seat Engagements
This was also under the Eastern Federal Theatre chain.