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raysson commented about Thruway 1 & 2 on May 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

June 1,1984…..

“STAR TREK III:THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK” was the Thruway’s only 70mm-6 Track Dolby Stereo presentation in the Carolinas. The film played first-run in its largest auditorium seating 600 for its Triad Exclusive.

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raysson commented about Winston Grand Stadium 18 & IMAX on May 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Element02: Did this theatre opened around the same time the Four Seasons Grand 18 did? Or did this theater opened months before the Four Seasons Grand? I have found the original advertisement for the grand opening one in Greensboro that opened in 2007. I’m looking for the grand opening ad to this one as well. E-mail me at

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raysson commented about Grand 18 at Four Seasons Station on May 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

This theatre opened as the Four Seasons Station Cinemas on November 16,2007 with 18 screens,all with stadium seating. By 2012 it became the GrandLuxe Stadium Cinemas in 2012 under Southern Theatres.

I have the grand opening ads.

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raysson commented about Park Theatre on May 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

NightHawk1, CPhillips: I have found the grand opening advertisement for the Park Theatre in Kinston. If you need to see this please contact me at .

From the information that I have found on this theatre the original operators of the Park Theatre were H.B. Meiselmen Corporation,aka Eastern Federal Corporation from 1951 through 1973 and later under Fuqua Industries/Martin Theatres from 1973 until its closing in 1981.

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raysson commented about Mall 1 and 2 Theatres on May 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

Opened on July 4, 1975 under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

Auditorium 1 was the largest with 379 seats

Auditorium 2 seating capacity was 352

Total seating capacity 731

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raysson commented about Carmike 10 on May 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

AMC Theatres is even worse due to outrageous ticket prices and horrible customer service!!!

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raysson commented about Carmike 10 on May 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

MikeOaklandPark: The Carmike 10 in Asheville is not the only theatre under the Carmike chain that is suffering problems and lack of customer service. It’s like that with a lot of Carmike Cinemas throughout the U.S. that had lost customer clientele through the lack of customer care,horrible auditorium conditions and pathetical people under management. Walk into any Carmike chain and you’ll see why!!! The Carmike Cinemas in N.C. has gotten so bad,customers have took their movie going business elsewhere!!!! And its not this theatre,it with them statewide!!!

I wish another chain would take over because Carmike has had problems in the past with their shady kind of management and pathetic customer service!!!

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raysson commented about Cinema Twin Theatres on May 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Charles Phillips: I have found the original ad for the grand opening of the Cinema II. It opened June 8,1972 with John Wayne in “The Cowboys”

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raysson commented about Cinebarre Biltmore Square on May 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

I have found the ads for the Biltmore Square Cinemas grand opening and this information will be reinstated and reposted for Cinema Treasures. As far as the information on this theatre is concerned,this theatre originally opened under United Artists Theatres and was later bought out by Regal Cinemas and finally was acquired by Cinebarre Corporation. I have the ads.

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raysson commented about Carmike 10 on May 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

Opened on November 22,1996 under Carmike Cinemas.

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raysson commented about Cinebarre Biltmore Square on May 12, 2014 at 10:19 am

The Biltmore Square Cinemas opened under United Artists which was later on bought out by Regal Cinemas(which also operated the Beaucatcher Cinemas)

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raysson commented about Regal Beaucatcher Cinema 7 on May 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers,and Arx: I have found the original ad for the Beaucatcher Cinemas grand opening and I have the ads for this.

I will also repost and revise the information on this theatre for the Cinema Treasures website.

The address mention above is very incorrect and it needs to be revised and change. The correct address is

321 Haw Creek Lane
Asheville, NC 28805

The Beaucatcher upon its grand opening opened as a five screener and by the 1988 or 1989 expanded from five to seven screens.

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on May 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

I have found the original ad for the Biltmore Cinema’s grand opening and I will have this reposted and revised for the Cinema Treasures site. I have the original ad’s grand opening. From the research that I conducted on this theatre, it was known as the Biltmore Cinema under Atlanta-based Martin Theatres/Fuqua Entertainment.

The premiere attraction for its grand opening was the World War II epic “Tora! Tora! Tora!”

And the coming attractions for the opening of the Biltmore Cinema were “The Owl and the Pussycat”, “Big Jake”, “Patton”, “Ryan’s Daughter”,and the re-release issues of “Gone With The Wind”,and “Doctor Zhivago”.

Contact me at if you need addiional information concerning the opening ads for this theatre. I have them in my possession through newspaper scans.

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raysson commented about Asheville West Twin Theatres on May 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

MikeOaklandPark,Mike Rogers,Arx,and whom it may concern:

THE ASHEVILLE WEST TWIN THEATRES were located on

153 Smoky Park Highway Ingles Plaza Shopping Center Asheville, NC 28806

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raysson commented about Asheville West Twin Theatres on May 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers, Arx,: I have found the original ads for the Asheville West Twin Theatres grand opening. I will revised this information and reposted it for the Cinema Treasures site. If you need to see the original grand opening ad please contact me at .

From what I have research on the Asheville West Twin Theatres grand opening it opened with the Western North Carolina premiere of Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” on Screen One with Diane Keaton.

On Screen Two was “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” starring Patrick Wayne and Taryn Power(Patrick Wayne was the son of John “The Duke” Wayne,and Taryn Power was the daughter of screen legend Tyrone Power).

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raysson commented about Mall 1 and 2 Theatres on May 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm

On the marquee at the MALL THEATRES 1 AND 2: June 22,1979…..“ALIEN” in DOLBY STEREO Special additional late show Friday and Saturday!!! Sorry, No Plitt Advanced Ticket Specials or Passes Accepted for this feature. Please attend our Matinees! Avoid the crowds….Plenty of free parking within the Asheville Mall!!!

Due to the extreme content of this picture,we strongly advised that NO ONE Under 17 will not be admitted and must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian for this picture.

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raysson commented about Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. on May 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm

THEATRE HISTORY:

1973-1990 Irvin-Fuller Theatres

1990-1995 Roth Theatres

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raysson commented about Carmike Biltmore Twin Theatres on May 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I will have this information updated for Cinema Treasures. It originally opened as the Biltmore Theatre and was under Atlanta-based Martin Theatres.

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raysson commented about Sycamore Cinemas V on May 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

I have the original newspaper scan ads for its grand opening on June 5,1987. The Sycamore Cinema V replaced the former King Theatre. Contact me at

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raysson commented about Omni Cinemas 8 on May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

Fairlane-Litchfield Corporation operated several theatres within North Carolina,South Carolina,Georgia, and several Southeastern states. This was one of those theatres acquired. Fairlane-Litchfield sold most of their screens to United Artists in the mid-to-late 1980’s with the exception of the ones they kept and later sold to other chains(The Omni Cinemas 8 was sold off to Consolidated Theatres by the late-1980’s). Their corporate management began operating and rebuilding their organization and a new company called Litchfield Theatres LTD by going into markets they had not been in by opening newer and flashier multiplexes in Tennessee( in the metro areas of Nashville,Memphis and Knoxville),the greater Atlanta area, greater Savannah area and other parts of Georgia,Florida and a few other locations including Alabama,and Southeastern Virginia.

In North Carolina,Fairlane-Litchfield operated several theatres throughout the state which some were bought out by United Artists around 1988 and 1989. Originally located with their headquarters in Easley,SC….the main man was Foster McKissack was president of the Litchfield Organization while Ulmer Eady was head of operations…..The operation later on moved to Litchfield’s resort on the South Carolina coast and renamed it “Litchfield By The Sea”.

After the sudden death of President McKissack,all of Litchfield’s screens were bought out by Regal Cinemas who also later on bought out United Artists.

The Omni Cinemas 8 was the only Fairlane-Litchfield theatre chain in Fayetteville and the first in the Cumberland County and surrounding markets before it was taken over by Consolidated Theatres and later by Regal Cinemas before it was later sold to an independent chain.

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raysson commented about Water Tower Place Cinemas on May 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

THE WATER TOWER PLACE CINEMAS opened to the public on April 20,1987 under Charlotte based Multi-Cinemas as Gastonia’s only second-run discount house. It was a four-screen theatre,and later on expanded to ten screens before closing in 2003.

I have the ads at

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raysson commented about UA Litchfield Cinemas on May 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

THE LITCHFIELD CINEMAS originally opened to the public on December 10,1982 under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres. The premiere attractions for its official grand opening were on Screen 1 “48 Hours”; Screen 2 “The Last Unicorn”; Screen 3 “Airplane II:The Sequel”,and on Screen 4 “An Officer and a Gentlemen”.

By 1988 it was acquired by United Artists Theatres who changed the name to the UA Litchfield Cinemas 4 and it remained that way until it close in 2004.

I have the ads from its grand opening. See me if you need additional information at

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raysson commented about Omni Cinemas 8 on May 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

OMNI CINEMAS originally opened to the public on July 3,1990 under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres. Consolidated Theatres took over this theatre in the mid-1990’s and later on Regal Cinemas acquired the operations in 2005 after its acquisition of Consolidated Theatres.

I have in my possession the original newspaper ad from July 3,1990 if anyone is interested in the grand opening of the Omni Cinemas 8. Contact me at this address: Thank you.

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raysson commented about Water Tower Place Cinemas on May 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I have found the original ad for the opening of this theatre and it did not open in 1985. I will revise this and posted onto the Cinema Treasures site.

At the time of its opening,it replaced the Village Twin Theatres which at the time Carmike turned it into a second-run discount house.

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raysson commented about UA Litchfield Cinemas on May 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Scott Neff, Mike Rogers, TLSLOEWS, GMNash and Lost Memory
on THE LITCHFIELD CINEMA 4:

This theatre opened WAY before 1990. I have found the original ads for this cinema and will be revised once I scan the advertisement for its grand opening. In fact this movie theatre opened sometime during the early 80’s.