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raysson commented about December 9th, 1984 grand opening ad on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

It should say December 9, 1983 grand opening ad.

Whoever put the wrong information is incorrect.

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raysson commented about Carolina Circle 6 Theater on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Seating capacity for this theater:

Screens 1 and 2 seated 200

Screens 3 and 4 seated 175

Screens 5 and 6 seated 150

Total 1,050 seats

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raysson commented about Raleigh Grande Stadium 16 on Dec 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Opened on May 16, 1998 as the Raleigh Grande Stadium Cinemas under Charlotte-based Consolidated Theatres. Carolina Cinemas took over in 2008 when the Consolidated Theatres sign was still on the marquee.

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raysson commented about Valley Theatres I & II on Dec 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

STAR WARS played here first-run in Raleigh on July 1, 1977. It played for an astounding 24 weeks.

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raysson commented about Colony Theater on Dec 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

This theater is permanently closed. The last day of business was on December 17, 2015.

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raysson commented about Center Theatre 4 on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm

In it’s earlier days as a single screen movie house it was the reserved seat engagements of “Camelot” along with “The Sound of Music”, “My Fair Lady”, “2001” and the 70mm versions of “Gone With The Wind”, “Doctor Zhivago”,“Patton”,and “Ben Hur”(re-release)

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raysson commented about Center Theatre 4 on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Drewmike: I saw not only “Back to the Future 2” here but also “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 1989…but the Center’s showing of “Boyz In The Hood” and “New Jack City” brought in capacity crowds in 1991…. Nobody knows that a time capsule was placed there for 2016…. November 24,1966 was the year this theatre opened replacing the Downtown moviehouse that closed….

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raysson commented about Studio 1 Theater on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:59 pm

VARSITY THEATRE opening November 9, 1941 with 505 seats. Closed in the early-1970’s when it became the STUDIO 1 cinema with 493 seats.

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raysson commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Walt Disney’s MARY POPPINS played at the COLONY first-run as the Eastern North Carolina premiere presentation on January 22, 1965.

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raysson commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Information concerning this theatre will be revised for the Cinema Treasures site. I do have the original grand opening ads from it’s April 1, 1942 opening which contains vast information with seating capacity and other features. If you need to see the ads from 1942 please feel free to contact me at

From 1942 until 1981 it was known as the COLONY Previously operated under Consolidated Theatres and later under Schneider-Merl Corporation and Martin Theatres. Martin Theatres closed the COLONY in 1981 when it was a second-run discount house.

From 1983 to the present it became the RIALTO under Harp Theatres from 1983 until 1994 when it was restored and showing independent films and foreign features. Ambassador Entertainment took over operations in 1994 under owner Bill Peebles.

The RIALTO at Five Points opened on October 7, 1983 under new management with the grand opening feature TENDER MERCIES starring Robert Duvall.

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raysson commented about Northgate Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

There was also another Northgate Theatre in Durham, North Carolina as well that is also listed on the Cinema Treasures site,but it is listed as the Northgate Twin Theatres. That theater opened on Christmas Day 1962 with Doris Day and Stephen Boyd in “Jumbo” that had a seating capacity of 750. It was twinned on June 17, 1975 and closed in 1986. I do have the opening ads for the Northgate Theatre’s grand opening in Durham from Christmas Day 1962. Contact me at

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raysson commented about Silverspot Cinemas at University Place on Oct 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

Phone Number:
Boxoffice: 614-296-9016

Manager’s Office: 614-296-9016

Functions:

Movies (First Run), Movies(Independent),

Movies (Foreign), Live Theater, Restaurant, Bar,

Movies (Classic)

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raysson commented about Silverspot Cinemas at University Place on Oct 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Not to mention live theater productions and live music events too…it will have a restaurant and lounge bar added to the cinema. The cinema will have a mixture of first-run features, independent films, and other productions not to mention showing classic films.

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raysson commented about Silverspot Cinemas at University Place on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

website is www.silverspot.net

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raysson commented about Colony Theater on Oct 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Shagndj: For your information there was NEVER a Jerry Lewis Cinema located in Siler City, NC. The only operating movie theater at that time was the Siler City Drive-In right off Highway 64.

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Oct 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Seating capacity 600

2 screens

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raysson commented about Center Theatre 1 & 2 on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

NightHawk1 and Joe Vogel: I have in my possession the newspaper ad from the Jacksonville Daily News on the April 26,1956 grand opening ad of the Center Theater. Please contact me at and I will sent it to you.

THE OPENING ATTRACTION FOR THE CENTER THEATER’S OPENING Was “MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS”– In Cinemascope and Color!!! Starring Dan Dailey, and Cyd Charisse on April 26,1956.

THE COMING ATTRACTION: Elvis Presley in LOVE ME TENDER

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm

DSavage: I have in my possession the grand opening newspaper ad for the Oakwood Cinema’s attraction. Please Mr. Savage feel free to contact me at if you need to see them and I would be glad to sent it to you.

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raysson commented about Carmike Englewood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

dsavage…I have the original ads for the Englewood Cinema’s Grand Opening from March 31, 1972….. I can be contacted at Thank you.

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raysson commented about Carmike Englewood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm

THE ENGLEWOOD CINEMA 1 & 2 opened on March 31, 1972 with the GRAND OPENING ATTRACTIONS……

SCREEN 1: Robert Redford in THE HOT ROCK

SCREEN 2: James Coburn in THE HONKERS

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS ARE COMING TO THE CINEMA 1 & 2:

-John Wayne in THE COWBOYS

-Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER…The Event of 1972!!!

-Clint Eastwood as DIRTY HARRY

-And the Rocky Mount return of BILLY JACK

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

THE OPENING ATTRACTION FOR THE OAKWOOD CINEMA 1 & 2: JULY 29, 1977……

SCREEN 1: Susan Sarandon in THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

SCREEN 2: Richard Harris in ORCA

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
“EMPIRE OF THE ANTS” with Joan Collins

“RACE FOR YOUR CHARLIE BROWN”

“GREASED LIGHTING” with Richard Pryor and Pam Grier

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raysson commented about Carmike Oakwood Twin on Sep 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

Opened under Stewart & Everett as the Oakwood Cinema 1 & 2 on July 29, 1977….. Seating capacity was at 600. Auditorium 1 seated 300 Auditorium 2 seated 300

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raysson commented about Carmike 7 on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Opened as the Carmike Cinema 7 on November 17, 1989. The opening attraction for the grand opening of the Carmike Cinema 7 was “HARLEM NIGHTS” starring Eddie Murphy that played on 2 screens.

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raysson commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

The very first 007 picture DOCTOR NO played here first-run as a exclusive Carolina engagement at Charlotte’s Imperial Theater.

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raysson commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

The Imperial Theatre’s demise came in 1964 when the opening of the Park Terrace Theater brought this cinema to closed its doors. Not to mention faced strong competition from the state of the art and bigger Charlottetown Mall Cinema 1 & 2 which was the state’s first-ever twin theater that opened a year earlier in 1963.