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raysson commented about Sunset Theater on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Martin Theatres also owned and operated the Cinema II at Northgate Plaza. And the Sunset Theatre Downtown Asheboro.

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raysson commented about Mission Valley Cinemas on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

NOW SHOWING AT THE MISSION VALLEY CINEMA I & II For June 4,1982

CINEMA I-“STAR TREK II:THE WRATH OF KAHN”-Dolby Stereo

CINEMA II-Albert Finney and Carol Burnett in “ANNIE”

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raysson commented about Mission Valley Cinemas on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

TOP GUN upon its opening at the Mission Valley Cinemas was the one of two theatres in the state that had the 70mm-6 Track Dolby Stereo presentations on May 16,1986. The other 70mm presentation was at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theatre. Greensboro and Winston-Salem were absent from the 70mm presentations of TOP GUN.

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raysson commented about Sunset Theater on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Previously Operated under:

Consolidated Theatres

Martin Theatres

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raysson commented about Carmike Wynnsong Cinemas 12 on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

This was the theatre that replaced the Hanes Mall Cinema IV, and the Thruway Twin Theatres.

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raysson commented about Carmike Wynnsong Cinemas 12 on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm

should be headed as 2,100 seats

12 screens

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raysson commented about Carmike Cinemas 10 on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

should be headed as 1,700 seats

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raysson commented about Carmike Wynnsong Cinemas 15 on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Seating capacity should be 2,400

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raysson commented about Stadium 10 at Northgate on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

THEATRE HISTORY:

2006-2010 Phoenix Entertainment Group

2010-Present East Coast Entertainment

Seating capacity should be 1,700

10 Screens

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raysson commented about Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 and IMAX on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Should be read as 21 screens with a seating capacity of 3,840

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raysson commented about Cinemark Brassfield Cinemas 10 on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Seating capacity was 1,700

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raysson commented about GC Four Seasons Mall Cinemas I-IV on Jun 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Closed in October of 2001.

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raysson commented about Grand 18 at Four Seasons Station on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Seating capacity was 3,480

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raysson commented about Cinema Twin Theatres on Jun 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

The Movies at Randolph Mall was the demise of the CINEMA II leaving a gap in the entertainment market for Asheboro and surrounding areas.

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raysson commented about Cinema Twin Theatres on Jun 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Opened as the Cinema II on June 8,1972 as a 500-seat single screen theatre as Asheboro’s modern entertainment cinema with the grand opening attraction of John Wayne in “The Cowboys”. Owned and operated under Atlanta-based Martin Theatres/Fuqua Entertainment Group.

The coming attractions for the CINEMA II were……

Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER

Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall in JOE KIDD

Was twinned in 1975 under Martin Theatres/Fuqua Entertainment when the CINEMA II was split into two sections seating 250 seats each. Carmike Cinemas took over this theatre in 1982 from Martin Theatres until its closing in 1995 when Carmike turned the CINEMA II into a second run discount house.

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raysson commented about Winston Grand Stadium 18 & IMAX on Jun 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

The information regarding this theatre has been revised. It is under the title the Winston Grande Stadium 18 & IMAX. This needs to be changed because it is a duplicate copy and the new information has been posted for the Cinema Treasures site. Thank you. I have the original ads for the grand opening of the Grande Stadium 18. E-mail is at

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raysson commented about Carmike Mall Cinema Twin on Jun 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I passed through Kinston’s Vernon Park Mall not too long ago and it seems to me that it has become a ghost mall now that JCPenney(formerly Penney’s)is gone and the only two stores that have remained are anchors Belk and Goody’s,not to mention the Sears Hometown store. At one time,Vernon Park Mall was one of the most popular indoor shopping centers in Eastern North Carolina,and today it is totally dying. I would love to see this popular mall get a total remodeling as it desperately needs one. They can do a fabulous reconstruction of this mall(just like they did with Raleigh’s North Hills)where they demolished half the sections while leaving one anchor store there(like they’re about to do with Belk). I would love to see the vast improvements on its plaza side too. Let’s make sure that greedy corporates in management don’t turn Vernon Park Mall into some high class clientele establishment like they did with Chapel Hill’s University Mall.

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

OMG…..“Rabbit Test” played here first-run????? The film debut of Billy Crystal and the worst Joan Rivers movie ever made! Who told her that she was a first-rate director for Hollywood?

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Dudley Moore’s ARTHUR returns for a second hit run while that silly basketball movie with Robby Benson and Annette O'Toole “One On One” returns to Asheville.

It also got that very cheap horror film that would be most suited for the drive-in theatre crowd “Ruby” with Piper Laurie and Stuart Whitman released in 1977. This Omen/Exorcist/Carrie rip-off was reduced to $2.50 a seat for a very good reason where this movie ended up playing on a first-run venue at Asheville’s Park Drive-In.

A lot of cheap movies got first-run billing at the Biltmore Theatres including “The Boogens”,“The Town That Dreaded Sundown”, “Day of the Animals”,two kung-fu double features “Exit The Dragon,Enter The Tiger” & “The Five Fingers of Death”,“Laserblast”,“Battle Beyond The Stars”(that Star Wars rip-off produced by Roger Corman that starred Richard Thomas of “The Waltons”,and Robert Vaughn)…not to mention a lot more……

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm

February 3,1980 at the Biltmore Twin Theatres….

I-Going into nine weeks is STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE

II-Going on seven weeks is Bette Midler in THE ROSE

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

June 13,1982 at the Biltmore Twin Theatres…..

I-William Shatner and Lee Grant in “Visiting Hours”

II-Steve Martin in “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”(going on four weeks)

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on Jun 12, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Mike Rogers: The Biltmore Twin Theatres were NEVER under Litchfield. It opened as the Biltmore Cinema on December 23,1970 under Martin Theatres. Carmike took over this theatre in 1982.

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raysson commented about Park Theatre on Jun 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Seating Capacity was 850…

450 seats by the lower row

400 seats in the balcony.

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raysson commented about Park Theatre on Jun 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Kinston’s PARK THEATRE opened on August 21,1951 with its opening attraction as Eastern North Carolina’s largest theatre…….

It opened with Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel in MGM’s great Technicolor spectacle SHOWBOAT…

Plus…NEWSREEL and a TOM & JERRY COLOR CARTOON

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raysson commented about Carmike Plaza Cinema Twin on Jun 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Opened as the Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema on January 14,1970. If you need to see the grand opening ad for this theatre,I have this information available. E-Mail me at

The Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema’s opening attraction was JOHN AND MARY with Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.

The coming attractions or coming soon to the Trans-Lux:

John Wayne and Rock Hudson in THE UNDEFEATED

Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin in AIRPORT

Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in WHERE EAGLES DARE

William Holden and Ernest Borgnine in THE WILD BUNCH

Clint Eastwood in HANG EM' HIGH

John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell in TRUE GRIT