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Berkeley Cinema Four building is still there as of July 2012. Now Premiere Theatre is the only one in Goldsboro. Before it closed the movie theatre was showing previously release movies for less than 2 dollars. It is in a good location in Goldsboro but the building is sitting and rotting away. What a waste.
I remember Eastgate Cinema as a kid growing up. During this time you either went to the Paramount or Eastgate. The teenagers hanging at the malls on weekends would walk over to the Cinema to watch a movie especially when the mall was closing. The building was vacant for several years before it was demolished. The parking lot remain and now being used during the summer someone selling shaved ice snow cones.
The location where Ashley Furniture is now located is the exact location where Litchfield was at. I remember when the movie theatre was built. It was a very nice theatre and suprised it closed. It was the newest theatre in Goldsboro at this time. The last time I remember seeing a movie there was in 1989. Then it closed and sit for many years abandoned before it was demolished.
I remember going into the Paramount is a kid. One movie I remember watching was the new movie “Grease”. You would walk in and take a right turn to walk up the small ramp to pay for your ticket and then you would buy your drink and popcorn. I remember the carpet being bright red during this time. I never did sat in the balcony. During this time in the late 70’s you had several movie theatre to go to in Goldsboro. I have pictures of the Paramount the few days after the building burned and being roped off downtown. I found this site by accident looking for information on the Air Vue Drive-In theatre. It use to be Berkeley Blvd across the street from News-Argus.