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Most of these Disney films were shown at the Northgate as double features,but when it was a single screen theatre show a LOT of Disney films. They cut it back when the Northgate became a twin cinema.
Between 1962 through 1974,a LOT of the James Bond 007 movies played here at the Carolina Theatre: Most of these Bond films were shown as double features.
THE BOND FILMS THAT PLAYED AT THE CAROLINA THEATRE-DURHAM:
"From Russia With Love"
"You Only Live Twice"
"On Her Majesty’s Secret Service"
"Diamonds Are Forever"
"Live and Let Die"
"The Man With The Golden Gun”
A lot of good movies played here at the Ram Triple Theatres:
The lines snaked all the way down Rosemary Street in 1981 for the opening show of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” which was screened in cinema one to capacity crowds.
Other movies that played here were “First Blood”,
“The Last American Virgin”,“Tim Burton’s Batman”,
“Rambo:First Blood Part II”,“Marathon Man” when it was a first-run theatre.
the theatre opened in 1975 about the same time Hanes Mall open its doors as Winston-Salem’s largest and most popular shopping center.
the cinema closed in 2001.
I have some Eastern Federal Theatres “Movie Money” certificates. I know the company is not in business,but I can still use them now that Eastern Federal was acquired by Regal Cinemas Corporation. Can I still use them,and if so where? I live in Chapel Hill,NC where there were two Eastern Federal Theatres:
Village Plaza Theatres 5-[Closed and Demolished]
Movies at Timberlyne
And I also acquired “Movie Money” certificates for another Eastern Federal Theatre that was in Rockingham,NC. during the mid-1980’s……:
*Richmond Plaza Cinema I & II-[Closed]
The location of the Terrace Theatres was in a shopping center complex that was very visible from the highway
especially if you’re coming from Greensboro into town where the intersection of Interstate 85 South and U.S. 52 meet once you’re in Salisbury. The shopping center where the cinema was is on the right.
FYI: There is also a Northgate Theatre listed in Durham,North Carolina as well. Listed in Cinema Treasures as the Northgate Twin Theatres.
FYI: The Carolina Circle Mall Cinemas 6 was the first theatre in the state of North Carolina that was under
the AMC Theatres banner when it opened in November of 1976. The first in North Carolina and the first for Greensboro.
Now,AMC Theatres operates three theatres in the greater Metro Charlotte area including one in Concord,and they’re getting ready to open up another one set to open in North Raleigh very soon near Triangle Towne Center.
Also once owned and operated by Martin Theatres,and later acquired by Carmike Cinemas. I can’t believe that its about to be demolished.
the correct website is www.in70mm.com
Superman:The Movie never played at the Park Terrace
A Walgreens Drug Store will be built on East Franklin Street where the once Gap Store was and formerly The Carolina Theatre.
There is an retrospective article of movies that were shown in 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo at the Park Terrace.
The website is www.70mm.com The Park Terrace was one of the two theatres in North Carolina to shown the following movies which made there exclusive 70MM premieres in Charlotte:
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
RETURN OF THE JEDI
The Thruway Theatres had the privilege of showing “The Return of the Jedi” in 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo when it had its premiere in the Triad in 1983. It was one of two theatres in the Carolina that had this equipped.
The other premiere of this was in Charlotte.
The theatre site has been redesigned and it is now a discount theatre after the opening of the Smithfield Outlet Mall Cinemas 10 in 2004.
The Howell is showing second-run features these days.
And is the ONLY theatre that is in business in Downtown Smithfield.
The theatre was located in the Reynolda Manor Shopping Center at the intersection of Fairlawn Drive and Slias Creek Parkway on the northern end of the city. It was operated under the Stewart and Everett Theatre chain and later on was owned and operated under the Martin Theatres chain and later by Carmike Cinemas.
I fondly remember seeing “King Kong Versus Godzilla” years ago back in the 1970’s when it was re-released.
They should also show “King Kong Escapes” too. as part of a double feature bill.
The theatre opened in 1989. It was across the street from Monroe Mall off Highway 74 West.
The Charleston Ultravision opened somewhere between 1966 or 1967.
It operated as a single screen theatre that had the round auditorium that incredibly huge with the largest widescreen anywhere which was a first for Charleston,and the public loved it. It remained a single screen cinema until the mid-1970’s or early 1980’s when this beautifully designed round auditorium was split in two making it a twin cinema.
I fondly recall The Union Village Theatre being a three screen cinema. The theatre closed in 1990 when the Union Station Eight Theatre opened one mile west on Roosevelt Boulevard on Highway 74 which was a strip shopping center directly across from Monroe Mall.
The Lincoln Theatre during the height of the civil rights movement was the ONLY theatre in Charleston that catered to the African-American community,at the time of segregation.
Opened in 1970 as a twin cinema under the name Southpark Mall Cinema 1 & 2. It wasn’t under the mid to late 1970’s that a third screen was added and it remain that way until the late 1990’s when it closed its doors forever.
Patricia,I saw your flickr pics of the Capri Theatre when it was a single screen theatre back in 1966. The showing on the marquee was “Promise Her Anything” with Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. The picture shows a line of folks stretching towards the parking lot. Interesting. Tell Chuck its in there.
Also interesting that you added to:
flickr pics of the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro in 1963 along with the Center Theatre in Monroe and also The Colony Theatre in Wilmington from 1963. Write me sometime. I do have an email address on my site under “raysson”.
this was the place to be to see great films at the Village Plaza. I recall seeing “Purple Rain” there in Dobly Stereo!!!! And the capacity crowds that snaked all the way around the shopping center.
Other movies played here were “The Empire Strikes Back”,“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”,“Fame”,
“Staying Alive”,“Total Recall”,“Crocodile Dundee”,
“48 Hours”,“Trading Places”,and “The Breakfast Club”.
I recall seeing the lines stretched from the parking lot all the way toward Horton Road when “Home Alone” played here to record crowds. The same thing happen when “Home Alone 2” opened and broke boxoffice attendance records.