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Correction, NightHawk1. Jerry Lewis Cinemas had one location in Siler City, NC. Seems like I ran across a few other locations over the years. One other such franchise was Chris McGuire theatres which originally opens Southgate in Thomasville. You are correct that most of these were losers and closed rather quickly.
I did the retro work in this theatre back in the 90’s. The original was split to a twin and then later the balcony was split from the down stairs theatres creating 2 new auditoriums upstairs.
Chuck, Sorry I haven’t been on this site in a while. Actually Key Theatres, which was High Point based and a gentlemen by the name of Hugh Smart operated the Paramount after a forced split due to anti-trust issue with the Wilby-Kincey chain. Martin Theatres (prior to Carmike)bought the location around 1969. Mary Ruth Connor managed the operation locally pretty much until the day it closed through both companies. She actually retired when it closed.