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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.
3 Screens with 1,100 seats. Closed in 2000 as a second-run discount theatre under Carmike, and was demolished in 2001 to make way for the Dillard’s wing expansion of the Independence Mall.
A Kroger Fuel Center now sits where the former Riverview Cinema once stood. The cinema opened in 1972 as a single screener and closed in 1995. It was demolished in 2002.
Theater was demolished in 2002 to make way for the expansion project of the Four Seasons Mall. In 2007, a newer, flashier, state of the art 18-screen stadium seating megaplex opened off High Point Road just a mile from the Four Seasons Mall near Interstate 40.
This theater has been demolished. A Walgreens and other speciality stores now sits where the movie theater once was.
I’m conducting research information on this theatre which to my opinion opened way before 1990. According to sources,this cinema opened under a different chain.
1967-1971 Wilby-Kincey Theatres
1971-1979 ABC Southeastern Theatres
1979-1986 Plitt Southern Theatres
1986-1991 Cineplex Odeon/Plitt Theatres
1991-1998 Carmike Cinemas
Closed on January 23, 1998 under Carmike Cinemas as the Mall Twin Theatres.
This theater does BIG business and it is one of three Carmike Cinemas in Raleigh besides the Blue Ridge 14 and the Park Place 16 in Morrisville.
The Carmike 15 also has special late shows on Friday and Saturdays.
MPol:There was a CINERAMA theater in North Carolina that also have a ton of reserved seat engagement showings during the 1950’s and 1960’s.Charlotte: Carolina Theater
“STAR WARS” played here first-run on July 8, 1977.
Opened as the Plaza Cinema 1 & 2 under Stewart Everett
on November 21, 1972……….
OPENING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE CINEMA TWIN’S GRAND OPENING
CINEMA 1- Peter Sellers in “WHERE DOES IT HURT?”
CINEMA 2- Goldie Hawn in “BUTTERFILES ARE FREE”
THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE PLAZA CINEMA 1 & 2:
George C. Scott in “THE NEW CENTURIONS”–
Barbara Streisand in William Wyler’s “FUNNY GIRL”
Marlon Brando in “THE GODFATHER”
Clint Eastwood as “JOE KIDD”
Charles Bronson in “THE VALACHI PAPERS”
And the BIG ONE for 1972….“THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE”
Closed its doors on Thursday October 17, 2002. This information will be updated.
Carmike Cinemas renamed it the Independence Cinema 3