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By 2000,the Terrace was reduced to showing second-run films and became a discount dollar house when the Greensboro Grande Cinemas opened. It closed in 2000 not 2001. Was demolished in 2002 to make room for the expansion of the Friendly Center. This will be revised.
I pass by this the other day and the cinema has been demolished.
A vacant lot now sits where the TOWER MERCHANTS 6 once stood.
This was one of the theatres CARMIKE abandon and left it for a dump when they closed it in 2000. Bill Peebles of Ambassador Entertainment basically saved this theatre from the wrecking ball and did a million dollar restoration and reopened in 2003.
Opened on December 21,1977 as the Fitzgerald Screening Room that consisted of two auditoriums seating 300(which had a total of 150 seats each in both auditoriums).
Atlanta-based Martin Theatres acquired this theatre in 1978 when the Fitzgerald Screening Room closed and was renamed the Falls Twin Theatres. Carmike Cinemas acquired it in 1982 after Carmike bought out Martin Theatres. By 1989,the Falls Twin Theatres went from showing first-run features to showing second-run films at discount prices in order to stay afloat. Carmike Cinemas closed this theatre in 1993. The Falls Twin Theatres sat vacant for three years until 1996 when a local independent chain bought the property and being a renovation and refurnishing the former Falls Twin Theatres under it’s new name The Raleighwood Cinema Grill complete with full restaurant and sports bar.
Mike Rogers and NightHawk 1:
This was one of the theatres CARMIKE CINEMAS operated during the late-1980’s and early-1990’s when the Falls Twin Theatres was a virtual dump. When CARMIKE operated it, it was a second-run discount theatre where the auditoriums were dirty and don’t get me started on the seats and whatever else was under them. One employee who worked at this theatre told me it was so much garbage underneath the seats you wouldn’t believe it….a pair of someone’s underwear was under the seats,and it wasn’t very pretty. This is why they closed the Falls Twin Theatres in 1993.
It sat vacant for three years until 1996,when new owners took this theatre and renovated everything including the restrooms and gave this former theatre a major upgrade when it became the Raleighwood Cinema Grill and Restaurant. It was a major improvement!!!!
I heard they added a sports bar on the other side of the Raleighwood Cinema Grill,which used to be the manager’s office of the Falls Twin.
At the time this theatre opened,it was operated under UEC Theatres. This was the multiplex that took over all of the movie houses in Goldsboro,closing the Litchfeld Cinemas 4,the Berkeley Mall 4,and the Eastgate Twin.
It is the only theatre to operated in Goldsboro.
During the 1970’s and by the 1980’s Goldsboro had two Downtown moviehouses: The Paramount and The Center. The Paramount closed in 1986(as a twin theatre) and the Center closed in 1984,but reopened as the Variety Theatre as a discount second-run moviehouse before it closed for good by 1989.
By 1982,this theatre was twinned by Martin Theatres where the original 500 seats were split into two sections with 250 seats each in both auditoriums before it closed by the mid-1980’s.
The Berkeley Cinema became a three screen by December 25,1980 and it became a triple screen theatre under Stewart and Everett Theatres. Opening Attractions:
I-“Nine To Five”
II-“The Private Eyes”
By April 15,1983 it became a quad screener renamed the Berkeley Cinema 4 under Stewart and Everett Theatres. The opening attractions for the Berkeley Cinema 4 on April 15,1983….
II-“Lone Wolf McQuade”
IV-“An Officer and a Gentlemen”–(Re-release)
The TERRACE THEATRE upon it original opening on December 25,1966 had a 180-degree ULTRAVISION screen which was a single screener with a seating capacity of 750. By March 1,1974, a second auditorium was built adjanct to the original auditorium with a seating capacity of 600,bringing the seating capacity to 1,350 when it was the TERRACE THEATRES 1 & 2.
By 1981,the second auditorium was split into two sections adding 300 seats each when it was the TERRACE THEATRES 1-2-3 under Plitt Southern.
By 1986,the original auditorium of 750 seats was split down the middle adding 375 seats each when it went from a three screen cinema to a four screener. bringing the total seating capacity to 2,025. Two more auditorium was added with 280 seats each bringing the total number of seats to 2,585 under Janus Theatres until its closing in 2001.
You’re absolutely right Chuck about the calculations.
The original auditorium with 750 seats wasn’t chopped up until 1986. I saw THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK in 70mm there with its huge auditorium and widescreen vision!!
The WILRIK Theatre closed in 1985 under Stewart and Everett Theatres.
During the 1970’s and even into the early 1980’s,Stewart and Everett control all of the moviehouses in Sanford.
2901 Cashwell Drive
Eastgate Shopping Center
Goldsboro, NC 27530
I have the opening ad to the grand opening of the Belvedere Theatre from December 25,1950 from The Charlotte Observer.
Opened on December 25,1950
I have the original ad of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 from the Goldsboro News-Argus Friday May 20,1977.
The Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2,under Stewart and Everett opened on May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever twin theatre that has…
ACRES OF FREE PARKING
GIANT CLEAR VIEW WIDESCREENS
SPACIOUS LOUNGE CHAIR SEATING
FULLY AUTOMATED SOUND AND EXCELLENT MOVIE PROJECTION
The premiere attractions for the grand opening of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 for Friday May 20,1977…..
SCREEN ONE: Goldsboro Exclusive!!! Winner of 4 Oscars!
Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch & William Holden “NETWORK”
SCREEN TWO: Michael Caine in “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED”
THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE BERKELEY TWIN CINEMA:
–“SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER”
–“FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI”
–“From the writer and creator of JAWS comes the next thrilling underwater adventure "THE DEEP”
It was known as the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 that opened on Friday May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever multi twin cinema under Stewart and Everett Theatres with a seating capacity of 600(300 seats each in both auditoriums).
I have found the original ad for the Grand Opening of the Buccaneer Theatres. The information for this theatre will be revised and upgraded. I do have in my possession the original ad from the Greenville Reflector from June of 1977.
The Buccaneer Theatres opened in June of 1977 as a twin cinema and later on during the early-1980’s it was a three screener under Consolidated Theatres.
“STAR WARS” played here on July 21,1978 as a re-release issue that also brought in the crowds.
Interesting comment about the TRYON HILLS THEATRE:
It was one of several theatres in the South(when it was a single screen cinema)that had the longest-running movie to ever played here “WALKING TALL” that played to capacity crowds for a record of 36 weeks before it ended in December of 1973.
The TRYON HILLS,brought it back as a re-release too where it played for over 18 weeks in mid-1974. Reason,they could not keep up with the capacity crowds that came back to see it again and again.
THE GRAND OPENING OF THE LONG LEAF CINEMA 1 & 2:
Opened on April 19,1973 under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres.
THE PREMIERE ATTRACTIONS FOR THE GRAND OPENING:
CINEMA 1: Exclusive Coastal Carolina Engagement!!!Paul Newman in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEANFeaturing North Carolina’s own Ava Gardner!!!
CINEMA 2: Ryan O'Neal in THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE LONG LEAF CINEMA 1 & 2:
James Coburn in PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
Robert Duvall in BADGE 373
George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway in OKLAHOMA CRUDE
Charlton Heston in SOYLENT GREEN
Not only did the original STAR WARS movie played here first-run at the Oleander Twin,but also THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK played here first-run too.
Advertisement in the Wilmington Star on May 25,1983
THE OLEANDER CINEMA 1 & 2
“THIS MOVIE IS SO BIG,WE’RE SHOWING RETURN OF THE JEDI ON OUR TWO HUGE AUDITORIUMS WITH MATINEES EVERYDAY!!!”
Sorry, No S&E Passes or Special Discount Tickets.
Due to the capacity crowds,theatre will be cleared after each performance.
To avoid nightly crowds,we strongly urge movie patrons to attend our matinees during each performance!!!!
THE SOUTHPARK MALL CINEMAS or CINEMA I & II
Under General Cinema Corporation opened on August 21,1970 with a seating capacity of 800(400 seats each in both auditoriums)as a twin cinema. The second auditorium was split down the middle to add a third auditorium later on during the mid-1970’s that had a seating capacity of 300. It closed in 1999.
RETURN OF THE JEDI played at Eastland Mall Cinemas on two screens on May 25,1983.