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From WITN-TV 7: Carmike Cinemas has closed the Cinema 7 theatres as of today (December 9, 2016). Carmike is in talks with an independent cinema operator to take over operations of the Cinema 7 sometime in the near future.
The former Park Theatre is currently being renovated into a live performance venue, primarily for music concerts. It will be operated by the owners of Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre.
Now operating as UEC Theatres 12; UEC website still shows the original name in a photo of the Goldsboro location but uses the new name in the theater’s showtimes and info page.
The former Colony Theatre and the adjacent storefront, which were combined into a single unit by Brody’s Department Store, are now occupied by the Uptown Brewing Company.
The enclosed mall attached to the MarketFair 15 cinema was demolished in 2014, redeveloped as an open-air shopping center.
This theater is now demolished.
The address for the Park Theatre should be listed as 1310 North Queen Street. It is currently vacant.
Demolition began today on the entire Carolina East Center, including the former Carolina East 4 Cinemas. A new shopping center will replace the entire complex; anchors are to be Hobby Lobby and an unnamed big-box retailer (most likely either a Publix or Harris Teeter grocery).
This drive-in most likely closed in 1969,as ABC/Wilby-Kincey opened the Cardinal indoor cinema a couple of blocks east of this location that year (the coupon pictured above indicates the Marine Drive-In as an ABC theatre; Wilby-Kincey was at that time the ABC subsidiary operating their North Carolina theatres). The Marine Drive-In was long gone by 1975, as Sanders Ford has been on that site since at least then.
The Parkhill Cinema 3 is and was always an independent exhibitor; neither Stewart-Everett nor Carmike Cinemas ever owned this theater. The Oakwood Twin Theatre in Rocky Mount was the only S&E or Carmike venue in Edgecombe County.
Back in early January 2015 there were rumors that the Carmike 12 would be closed for renovations making it into a dine-in cinema. The rumors, first reported by a local TV station, turned out to be false. There are currently no plans for any major renovations to the Carmike 12; it will continue to operate as usual. Regal’s Greenville Grande 14 has nothing to fear from this multiplex, as they (Regal) have the newer and better facilities.
This ad is from the now-demolished Westgate Cinema IV in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Regal Westgate Mall Cinema 8 had not been built yet in 1985 (Regal Cinemas itself did not exist back then, either).
The Platinum nightclub has been evicted from the former Paramount Theatre due to nonpayment of rent and frequent violence. The Paramount Theatre building is currently vacant.
If the above address (next to Powers-Swain Chevrolet) is correct then the Fox Drive-In closed as a three-screen drive-in: two back-to-back screens (still standing) and a third, smaller screen at the front of the property (the steelwork of which now stands on a used-car lot).
This is the first Carmike location I am aware of to have an IMAX-branded (but more likely “LieMAX”) screen. Carmike’s Patriot 12 in Jacksonville, NC only has the proprietary “Big D” large-format screen. Does Carmike have any other IMAX-branded locations (other than those acquired from other chains)?
Another Carmike bites the dust.
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This theater should be listed as Closed, as its current function is that of a topless bar, not a concert theater.
Carmike Cinemas did not exist under that name in 1984; at that time they were still known as Martin Theatres. Martin’s Virginia locations were concentrated in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region: Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Williamsburg. This theater was most likely opened by Plitt Southern Theatres, Consolidated Theatres or an operator other than Martin/Carmike.
The Ritz Theatre was most likely demolished (and the New Ritz most likely built) in 1950. The four-laning of Broad Street was part of the re-alignment of US 17 and replacement of the old drawbridge that carried US 17 from Bridgeton to New Bern. The new drawbridge opened in 1951 at the foot of Broad Street; widening of Broad Street would have been done in conjunction with the bridge construction so that Broad Street would be ready for the increased traffic.
NYozoner: Thanks for finding the correct address for this drive-in. Do you have any info on a drive-in at 450 Wilmington Highway (just north of the former Starlite, immediately south of the Triangle [formerly Red Carpet] Motor Inn), now the site of the Onslow County school bus garage? The aerial view of the bus garage looks like the site was once a drive-in theater.
The Vanceboro indoor theatre , located on the corner of Main Street and White Street, was torn down around 1978-79 after being used as a Laundromat in the 1960s through the early 1970s. Only the lower portion of the wall along White Street remains. Vanceboro also had a drive-in theater just north of town on the corner of NC 43 and Bailey Lane, demolished by 1970.
Carmike would be the most likely candidate to build a new multiplex in New Bern. Carmike has two multiplexes in Jacksonville (Carmike 16 and the new Patriot 12), a sixplex in Havelock, and others nearby (Greenville and Washington). Carmike has re-entered previously abandoned markets in North Carolina before – the Carmike 10 in Wilson was built at the same mall where they abandoned the three-screen Parkwood Triple a few years before.
This is where “Star Wars” played first-run in New Bern? Apparently the Neuse Village Cinema was still single-screen then, as Fox forced S&E to play a lesser film at the better cinema. That move by Fox sounds like a booking practice that was abolished when the Paramount decree was imposed in 1948.
The Carver Theatre possibly stayed open until the integration of Kinston’s white movie theaters in the 1960s, as the State Theatre downtown closed in the late 1950s. The Carver was apparently Kinston’s first non-downtown indoor theater, as the Park Theatre didn’t open until 1951.