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The Cardinal Theatre was owned and operated by ABC Southeastern Theatres and later on by Plitt Theatres before it became part of the Carmike Cinemas chain.
Opened in 1975 and was operated by the Stewart and Everett Theatre chain as a twin cinema.
Known as the Brynn Marr 1 & 2.
The opening features were “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” with Jack Lemmon that played in screen one while screen two shown “The Four Musketeers” with Charlton Heston and Richard Chamberlain.
Was also known as the Center Theatre during the 1950’s and 1960’s where numerous protests took place during the civil rights movement.
FYI: The Criterion Theatre was one of several Downtown Greensboro cinemas that was the subject of the famous civil rights protests that emerged during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The theatre was about two blocks down from the famous Woolworth’s Department Store where the sit-in began at the height of the civil rights movement.
Renamed the Theatres at Northgate 10,which is owned and operated under East Coast Entertainment. The theatre opened in 2005 in the former Belk-Leggett Department Store during the renovation of the Northgate Mall. The theatre is at the intersection of West Club Boulevard and Gregson Street near Interstate 85 in Durham.
This theatre was owned and operated under the Carmike Cinemas chain which at one time was the only theatre operating in the town.
The theatre was inside the shopping mall,which was very small and was near two major department stores:
Belk-Leggett and Roses. The mall has gone down in recent years,but the Roses Department Store stilll stands in Henderson Mall. The Belk’s moved over the Marketplace Center off Dabney Drive @ Interstate 85.
The shopping center still stands,but the mall cinema closed years ago. The only movie theatre that still stands in Henderson is the Marketplace 6.
Was owned and operated under the Stewart and Everett Theatre chain,which also operated the Village Theatre and the Freedom Mall Cinemas. Carmike acquired the Capri when S&E folded,and at the time was the only theatre chain under Carmike Cinemas that survived along the construction and renovation of Independence Blvd. I heard the cinema has been transformed into a nightclub.
Carmike also owned and operated Town Cinema 6 and University Place.
Carmike Cinemas also operated the Capri Theatres off Independence Blvd.,which was a triplex. It also operated the Matthews Festival 10,which is on the other side of Independence Blvd. going towards Monroe(which is at the intersection of N.C. 51 and U.S. 74),which Carmike acquired from Cineplex Odeon,which was a 10-screen theatre.
Also Town Cinema 6 and University Place was also under Carmike Cinemas.
the world premiere of Steven Spielburg’s masterpiece “The Color Purple” took place at the Park Terrace in November of 1985. It was the second of two North Carolina premieres that this movie had. The other world premiere took place in Raleigh that same year.
Was also part of ABC Southeastern Theatres chain during the 1970’s.
Owned and operated by Carolina Cinemas,which also owns and operated the Hollywood Theatres in Asheville,and the Raleigh Grande Cinemas in Raleigh.
Once was reinstated as a discount theatre at one time to give competition to Blue Ridge Cinemas which was over on the other side of Raleigh near the state fairgrounds. The discount part of Pleasant Valley 7 didn’t work,and it closed for good after that. The area where the cinema used to be is now a Gold’s Gym.
The Empire Strikes Back played at the Park Terrace to capacity crowds in 1980. I think the original auditorium seated over 800 top 900. At the time it was a three-screened cinema with the largest auditorium still around with its huge widescreen.
Was at one time part of the Plitt Theatres chain and later on Cineplex-Odeon.
University Place was owned and operated by Carmike Cinemas. Carmike also operated other theatres in the Charlotte area: The Capri and Town and Country Cinemas.
University Place was never operated under General Cinema Theatres.
General Cinema Theatres owned and operated:
Charlottetowne Mall Cinemas I-II-III-IV
Eastland Mall Cinemas I-II-III
Southpark Mall Cinemas I-II-III(aka Southpark Mall Cinemas 1 & 2)
Tower Place Cinemas Eight
The cinema opened in 2004,at the time the renovation was being done at North Hills. The theatre is on the upper level of the shopping center facing Main Street off Six Forks Road. The theatre sits on the opposite end of North Hills,where part of the shopping mall used to be(formerly the mall space that once was Ivey’s Department Store,aka Dillard’s)
The first movie theatre to be erected in Downtown Raleigh since the closing of the Ambassador Theatre in the late 1970’s. The IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum is a masterpiece of cinema.
At one time during its heyday….The Ansonia Theatre was the only moviehouse operating in town.
Where it was formerly “The Gap” and was at one time a local bank at that intersection of East Franklin Street and Columbia Street.
Who remembers at one time there was a Texaco Gas Station at the corner next door to the theatre?
This theatre is showing in the IMAX format the re-released of “The Dark Knight” at IMAX Exploris.
It also shows a lot of nature documentaries including IMAX format of films presented. Some of them are very National Geographic like.
The address to the Chelsea Theatres is at 1129 Weaver Dairy Road in the Timberlyne Shopping Center. The theatre caters to showing foreign features,as well as independent and first run films. The theatre is the second only to the Varsity Theatre as the only two arthouses that caters to independent and foreign films as well as first run features..
NORTH CAROLINA: free live broadcast of the inauguration of President Barack Obama will be Tuesday, January 20,2009 at the Galaxy Cinemas in Cary. The doors of the theatre will open at 9:30am,but the show will start at 10am.
Also released in 1979,another science fiction horror movie titled THE DARK that was produced by Dick Clark and starred Cathy Lee Crosby.
FYI: Disney’s THE BLACK HOLE came out in November of 1979,around the Thanksgiving weekend and was the first ever “PG” rated film the studio produced.
Paramount’s sci-fi blockbuster STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE came out in December of 1979 at the height of the X-Mas season. Did you know that the first “Trek” movie had a “G” rating?
In Durham,its exclusive showing at the Northgate Theatre(aka Northgate Twin Theatres)brought it record breaking crowds and sold out several performances. I remember “Superman” playing here in December of 1978,and the lines for the matinee shows were around the corner of the shopping center. Its wasn’t shown in 70MM,but it did have a large auditorium with a super widescreen and was shown in 35MM.
The TERRACE THEATRES at Friendly Center closed in the late 1990’s. The original site on where the cinema stood is now a Romano’s Italian Restaurant. The TERRACE was replaced by the Grande Cinemas at Friendly Center,which is a huge 16-screen theatre that opened in early 2001.
Located at the intersection of South Church Street and Huffman Mill Road across from the Holly Hill Mall. The theatre has been demolished and a Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse and a strip mall has been replaced where the Terrace Theatres once stood.