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raysson commented about Westwood Cinema 6 on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Hey Raysson,

Look under the website (

The Carmike Cinemas 12 in Fayetteville did not close. However,it remains open under Carmike.

Do yourself a favor pal,and get your stats right before posting!!!!

raysson commented about Carmike Yorktowne Twin on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

The cinema was demolished in November of 2008. The council board for the City of Durham should have did something to preserve this classic theatre by saving it from the wrecking ball. It could have been a second arthouse cinema if those friends of the Carolina Theatre step in and save it from being destroyed.

raysson commented about Northgate Twin Theatres on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm

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.

raysson commented about Carolina Theatre on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

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.
“Doctor No"
"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”

raysson commented about Ram Triple Theater on Apr 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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.

raysson commented about Hanes Mall Cinema on Apr 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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.

raysson on Apr 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

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]

raysson commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Mar 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm


raysson commented about Terrace Theatres 1 & 2 on Mar 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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.

raysson commented about Northgate Theatre on Mar 31, 2009 at 3:01 pm

FYI: There is also a Northgate Theatre listed in Durham,North Carolina as well. Listed in Cinema Treasures as the Northgate Twin Theatres.

raysson commented about Carolina Circle 6 Theater on Mar 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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.

raysson commented about Town & Country 2 on Mar 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Also once owned and operated by Martin Theatres,and later acquired by Carmike Cinemas. I can’t believe that its about to be demolished.

raysson commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on Mar 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm

the correct website is
Superman:The Movie never played at the Park Terrace

raysson commented about Carolina Theatre on Mar 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm

A Walgreens Drug Store will be built on East Franklin Street where the once Gap Store was and formerly The Carolina Theatre.

raysson commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on Mar 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

There is an retrospective article of movies that were shown in 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo at the Park Terrace.
The website is 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:

raysson commented about Thruway 1 & 2 on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm

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.

raysson commented about Howell Theatre on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

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.

raysson commented about Reynolda Theatres I-II-III on Mar 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

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.

raysson commented about 35mm Screening of "King Kong vs. Godzilla" at the Colonial Theatre Spooktacular on Mar 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

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.

raysson commented about Ultravision Theatres 1 & 2 on Mar 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

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.

raysson commented about Lincoln Theatre on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm

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.

raysson commented about Southpark Mall Cinemas on Feb 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

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.

raysson commented about Capri Theater on Feb 25, 2009 at 3:49 pm

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”.

raysson on Feb 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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”.

raysson commented about Carmike Willowdaile Cinema 8 on Feb 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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.