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The address for this theater was 210 9th ave N. The building at that address now looks like it is a remodeled version of the old Gloria shell. It appears the old ticket window and side entrance to the balcony for blacks is intact on the left front corner.
Excellent news for the future of the Carolina. The city has given the Foundation for the Carolinas – the next door neighbor of the theater -the option to purchase, redevelop and renovate the site. More information from the Charlotte Observer
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/17/3732909/charlotte-selects-foundation-for.html#storylink=cpy
Charlotte Observer article about plans for the Carolina Theatre from 10-15-12. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/15/3598083/city-council-sees-jewel-in-old.html
A glimmer of hope for the Carolina as reported in the Charlotte Observer. The Foundation for the Carolinas – a local non profit umbrella organization and the new next door neighbor of the Carolina -has asked the city to investigate possible reuses now that the developers option to purchase the theater has expired and will not be renewed.
The Garr Auditorium that was built out of the salvage of the old Charlotte Auditorium is currently being demolished. It has been vacant since Hurricane Hugo opened up parts of the roof in 1989. The city has forced the demolition after it was determined that the structure was too far gone to save.
The Center has been demolished as planned in 2009.
Triplexed in November 1982.
The Tryon Mall opened on March 24, 1972 with the Paul Newman movie ‘Pocket Money’. It was billed as an Ultravision theater and was the last single screen cinema built in Charlotte. It must hold some sort of record for being twinned though as it opened the second screen on December 25, 1974. I guess that short time frame is part of the reason I couldn’t remember it being a single screener. It was converted to four screens in 1984 and in its last years was a discount house. In the early years it was a very nice theater with some good local exclusives including ‘The Way We Were’, ‘Earthquake’ and ‘Jaws’. The building has housed a variety of different nightclubs and it looks like work is current being done on the building for some other venture.
After additional research I found that this theater was not the last single screen cinema built in Charlotte. That distinction belongs to the Tryon Mall Theater which opened in 1972.
After closing in 1971 this theater reopened in 1972 as ‘The New Ritz’ and played movies for a few more years. It sat vacant for many years with the marquee intact before being demolished.
It looks like the Manor was twinned in 1984 according to the movie listings in the local paper from that era.
Duplicate listing. This theater is already on CT.
The local media has reported that the city council is again extending the time frame for the developer to purchase the Carolina. The hope is that the economy can recover enough to support this development and construction could begin by 2011.
Regal has recently converted one of the screens here to IMAX giving Charlotte its second IMAX installation.
The official name was Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema and they originally used 16mm film projectors like airlines first did. The individual screens were known at various times as cine gold & cine blue or cine 1 & 2. It was in a strip center anchored by a Zayre discount store.
This is a duplicate listing. It’s already on CT under the city of Aberdeen
This is a great theater that does good business. I like the sympathetic subdivision of the original theater and the use of old theater artifacts in the new construction. The original bathrooms were recently remodeled and I was surprised that they took out the old fixtures. The finished product looks like any new bathroom anywhere. I loved the old urinals that went to the floor. I wish they had left them alone. Old fixtures are fine as long as they are kept clean.
This is a duplicate listing. It is already on CT as the Plaza Theatre.
This is a duplicate listing. This theater is already on CT.
This is a duplicate listing. It is already on CT as the Hanes Mall Cinema
This is a duplicate listing. The Orpheum in Oxford is already on CT.
This is a duplicate listing. The theater is already on CT as the Beaver Creek Commons.