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NightHawk1 commented about Westchester Cinemas on Jan 17, 2014 at 6:51 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 9:04 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 8:12 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 10:19 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 9:54 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 9:25 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 8:12 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 10:50 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 10:33 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 20, 2013 at 1:04 am

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 20, 2013 at 12:57 am

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 10:58 pm

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

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NightHawk1 commented about Smithfield Cinemas on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Dickinson Theatres went bankrupt and out of business; who runs this cinema now?

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NightHawk1 commented about Iwo Jima Theater on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

The radio station has left the former Iwo Jima Theater, it has since been converted into office space.

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NightHawk1 commented about Carmike 10 on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Actually the Roses currently at Wilson Mall is not the original Roses store from the old Parkwood Shopping Center. The original Roses closed around 1995, became a Hills discount store from about 1996 to 1998, then was a Sears department store from about 2000 until 2011; since 2011 that store has been vacant. The current Roses was opened around 2010, long after the Carmike 10 was built; it was built as a Belk-Tyler department store in 1978 as part of the enclosing of Parkwood Mall.

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NightHawk1 commented about Park Theatre on Nov 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Cphillips: Was Winyah Bay’s Foster McKissick the same one who later started both Litchfield theater chains (Fairlaine-Litchfield – sold to UA, and the second Litchfield Theatres – sold to Regal Cinemas)? Also regarding the Kinston Park Theatre, was it sold to Martin Theatres along with the Asheboro Cinema 1 & 2? I used to watch movies here at the Kinston Park Theatre in the mid-1970s and don’t remember who ran it at that time. I always thought that this Park Theatre was a Stewart-Everett house after 1977 (S&E bought the old Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema at Kinston Plaza in 1975 and did not own the Park at that time).

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NightHawk1 commented about Litchfield Cinemas on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm

DavidDymond: The Mission Valley Cinemas in Raleigh opened as an independent twin and were later bought by Fairlane-Litchfield (later simply Litchfield). Litchfield expanded Mission Valley to five screens and it has been only five screens since, neither UA nor Ambassador have added a sixth screen. Rivest266: The owner of the Premiere Theatres 12 in Goldsboro is UEC (United Entertainment Corp.), not UGC. UEC also owns multiplexes in Kinston and Rocky Mount, NC.

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NightHawk1 commented about Mission Valley Cinemas on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I saw “Charlie’s Angels” (the first film) here in 2000 – the concession stand sold “BladderBuster” sodas the size of a popcorn bucket (do they still sell those?). Ambassador was running the theater then (as they still do); “Charlie’s Angels” at the Mission Valley was a better experience than at the Carolina East 4 (by then a Carmike DUMP) in Greenville a couple of months later: second-run film (previously shown in Greenville at Carmike 12) in a decaying theater at first-run prices ($6 when they should have charged $1.50 tops). Karma comes around: Mission Valley is still in business while most of those old Carmike shoeboxes disappeared in bankruptcy.

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NightHawk1 commented about Center Theatre on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Judging from a photo of the Wilson (Edna Boykin) and Center (former Oasis) theaters posted on the Edna Boykin Cultural Center page, I believe the Oasis/Center theater was not demolished but instead combined with 106 West Nash Street (the building between the Center and Wilson theaters) and remodeled into offices for the Thomas & Farris law firm.

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NightHawk1 commented about Turnage Theater on Sep 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

According to WNCT-TV9 6PM News (Sep. 6, 2013): The Beaufort County Arts Council will be acquiring the Turnage Theater from Wells Fargo Bank. Plans are to reopen the Turnage in 2014.

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NightHawk1 commented about Carmike 7 on Aug 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The old Carmike 7 sits abandoned while Carmike built yet another theater in Jacksonville (Carmike Patriot 12). Amazingly the church in the shopping center chose to locate in an old drugstore rather than the old theater.

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NightHawk1 commented about Carmike Carolina East 4 on Aug 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm

This theater is NOT demolished; it is still standing and vacant as it has been since 2001. The marquee board has been removed but the “Carmike Cinemas” and “1-2-3-4” signs remain.

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NightHawk1 commented about Twilight Drive-In on Aug 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

This drive-in closed before 1981; when Stewart & Everett closed the Cinema (later Galaxy Theatre) downtown in 1981 there were no other theaters operating in Martin County.

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NightHawk1 commented about Viccar Theatre on Aug 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I thought this building looked like an old Cato’s. A similar fa├žade was on the downtown Greenville Cato’s (a converted WT Grant dimestore – since demolished). If any of the old Viccar Theatre building remains, it would be the only theater building left in Martin County. Williamston never had a shopping-center cinema.

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NightHawk1 commented about West Park Twin Cinema on Aug 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

This theater was called the West Park Twin under Carmike’s ownership.