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raysson commented about IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum on May 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Function of the IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum is basically showings of first-run features presented in the IMAX format as well as documentaries and specials of important interest.

raysson commented about Park Terrace Stadium 6 on May 23, 2009 at 11:47 pm

The function of the Park Terrace is showing mostly foreign and independent films of interest as well as some documentaries and also first-run features. It will played second-run films on a limited basis and re-issue of some classic films.

raysson commented about Southpark Mall Cinemas on May 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Photo of Southpark Cinemas from 1985……..
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*Also called at the time the Southpark Cinemas I-II-III:
On the marquee was the showing of “Commando” with Arnold Scwarzenegger.

raysson commented about Ballantyne Village 5 on May 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Recently was acquired by Regal Cinemas. The theatre is now one of three theatres in Charlotte that is under Regal’s Arthouse Cinemas which is owns and operates the Manor 1 & 2 Theatres(on Providence Road) in Charlotte,and the Park Terrace 6(Intersection of Park and Woodlawn Roads in Park Road Shopping Center).

*Function of Ballantyne Village Theatres is mostly foreign and independent films as well as first-run features,and re-released classic films and documentaries.

raysson commented about Varsity Theatre on May 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

The Varsity also showed reissued or re-released classic films…..
It did brought in the record crowds when it showed a reissue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo once back in the early 90’s.

raysson commented about Varsity Theatre on May 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm

“Star Wars” played at the Varsity in 1977 to record breaking crowds and it was a huge favorite when it was a single screen theatre. I also remember seeing “Saturday Night Fever” there as well as “Conan The Barbarian”. When it was a single screen theatre,I do recall it had late shows on Friday and Saturday nights during the 1970’s and into the early 1980’s. One late show that it did featured was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”,and other films of interest including one showing of “The Story of O”(the X-rated version)when the Varsity was a single screen theatre. A typical grindhouse theatre that was a showcase for Downtown Chapel Hill in its day.

Construction began in 1983,when the single screen auditorium was split in two,making it a twin cinema. It reopened in late-1983 as the Varsity 1 & 2,under new management. The theatre however started showing independent and foreign films as well as first-run features on a limited basis which it still does today.

raysson commented about Riverview Twin Cinema on May 9, 2009 at 10:04 am

A lot has really changed over the years.

In its heyday,you had the movie theatre,Riverview Furniture Store,
G.C. Murphy’s Department Store,Upchurch Drugs,and Big Star Food Store.

Upchurch Drugs and Riverview Furniture are the only two stores that has been in the same area since the Riverview Shopping Center opened in the early 1970’s. And are still in operation,anchored by a huge Kroger Supermarket and Drugs,which sits in the middle of the shopping center.

The G.C. Murphy’s and the Big Star Grocery are gone. And so is also the Riverview Cinema.

raysson commented about Monroe Drive-In on May 8, 2009 at 10:35 am

I highly remember this! This was a pretty good size drive-in theatre that was located between two major highways(Intersection of U.S. 74 West at U.S. 601)on the outskirts of Monroe. Did tremendous business until its closing somewhere during the 1980’s.

raysson commented about Fort Drive-In on May 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm

the drive-in theatre was located off Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville.
Owned and operated by ABC Southeastern Theatres at one time and later on by Plitt Southern Theatres until it close in 1981.

raysson commented about Westwood Cinema 6 on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:59 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 4:24 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 4:18 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 4:16 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 2:24 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 11:16 am

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 10:28 am

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 12:13 pm


raysson commented about Terrace Theatres 1 & 2 on Mar 31, 2009 at 12:10 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 12:01 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 1:16 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 1:34 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 11:59 am

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

raysson commented about Carolina Theatre on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

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 1:08 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 9:21 am

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.