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Alamance Crossing Cinemas replaced The West End Cinemas which closed its doors in early 2008.
FYI: MISCORRECTION: Movies like “The Empire Strikes Back”,and “Return of the Jedi” were NEVER shown in 70MM when it played at the Center. However,the largest auditorium,which had the a capacity seating of over 800,did have a huge widescreen(that was ideal for showing 70MM films).
“The Empire Strikes Back”,and “The Return of the Jedi”,were shown on a super widescreen,but were shown in 35MM.
Was formerly the Duke University Surplus Store.
Has been recently converted into a Christian Church.
Several movies that were shown in 70MM at the Cardinal were “The Empire Strikes Back”, “E.T.”, and 2 Indiana Jones movies “Temple of Doom”,and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. The largest auditorium seated over 600,but the played to capacity crowds,some of them actually parked in the mall parking lot and walked across the street to the theatre.
The TERRACE THEATRE was mostly family oriented films. They showed a lot of Disney films. One of them I had the privilege of seeing at the TERRACE was the 1976 Disney film “Freaky Friday”.
Wasn’t another venue Atlanta cinema “The Columbia Theatre” located on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta?
Once operated by the Stewart & Everett Theatre chain.
Between the Sunrise Theatre and the Town and Country Cinema I & II,at one time were the only theatres available between Sanford, Fayetteville and as far as Rockingham, NC for movie entertainment.
TOWN AND COUNTRY I & II THEATRES:
Were at one time owned and operated by Martin Theatres and later part of Carmike Cinemas.
Formerly the Falls Village Twin Theatres.
The auditorium when the Northgate Theatre was a single screen cinema was incredibly huge!!!
I heard also that they closed the Harris Teeter store earlier this year which is in the Plaza part of Eastland Mall(facing Central Avenue).
Eastland Mall was a happening place in its day,but that has really change now that the cinema has closed its doors forever.
There is speculation that the drive-in will be demolished. The Starlite Drive-In Theatre has closed its doors forever,making it one of the last of the remaining drive-in theatres to operate in the Durham area and in the Triangle. The last of the dinosaurs.
The ONLY drive-in theatre that is still operational in the Triangle area is the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre located in Henderson,NC(about a good 45 miles from Durham in Vance County)
Also known as the Yorktowne Twin.
Was twinned in the mid-1970’s and closed its doors in the early 1990’s.
The Northgate Theatre open in 1962 as a single screen theatre with a huge widescreen auditorium and it remain that way until 1976 when the original auditorium was split in two making it a twin cinema.
Tryon Mall Theatre was owned and operated by ABC Southeastern Theatres and later on by Plitt Theatres(which at one time owned and operated Park Terrace Cinemas). I do remember the Tryon Mall. It was huge.
They have the largest Woolworth’s Department Store I ever saw(it was called Woolco). Sorta like K-Mart but like a 1960’s version of a SuperTarget.
Once known as the Beautiful Northgate Theatre.
The Willowdaile Cinemas was one of several Durham theatres at the time(which included The Center,Carmike 7,Yorktowne,South Square Mall Cinemas 4,and the Ram Triple)that had evening shows only and matinees only on Saturday and Sunday. They also had(under Carmike Cinemas policy)matinees available on holidays.
The site of the RBC Center Building now stands where the Ambassador Theatre once stood in Downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street.
The last picture show at the Village Plaza Theatre in 2003 was an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick..Terminator 3,when it was a five-screen multiplex.
The Southpoint Cinema 16,The Movies at Timberlyne,and the Wynnsong Cinemas not to mention the Movies at the Lumina,gave way for the closing of this great theatre which was a Durham-Chapel Hill favorite for more than 23 years.
The Bonefish Seafood Grill and Blockbuster Video now stands where the Cardinal Theatre once stood. The Regal Cinema North Hills 14 has replaced the once classic Cardinal Theatre which was a Raleigh favorite for years!!!
The last of the grand movie houses in DC…..The Union Station 9 Cinemas. Also want to add to this the theatres owned by Cineplex Odeon/K-B Theatres….
Which was the K-B Cinema, The Fine Arts, Odeon Circle,
and Tenley Square. Not to mention the Key Theatre near Georgetown.
A Lot of blockbuster films played here at the Yorktowne. The theatre had the premiere exclusive showing of “Star Wars”,which played for seven months at this theatre to record breaking crowds. Other movies that played here at the Yorktowne Theatre were
“The Godfather”,“Lady Sings The Blues”,“Chinatown”,
“The Godfather:Part II”,“Jaws”,“Star Trek:The Motion Picture”,“Star Trek III”,“Star Trek IV”,“The Untouchables”,“The Shining”,and “Nightmare on Elm Street”. A combination of first-run features and grindhouse cinema played at the Yorktowne.
The theatre was on the lower level of the shopping center next to JC Penney.
Was converted into a church after it folded and nowadays it sits in decay. The Yorktowne could be a great second arthouse theatre to the Carolina Theatre-Downtown Durham. It had the huge widescreen in its time and the size of the auditorium to boot.