United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

321 Haw Creek Lane,
Asheville, NC 28805

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United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

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The Beaucatcher Cinemas 7 is located in Asheville on Haw Creek Lane, directly off South Tunnel Road and across the street from the Asheville Mall. It originally opened as a five-screen theatre under Litchfield Theatres on December 14, 1984. By the time United Artists Theatres took over the Beaucatcher Cinemas in 1988 it expanded from five screens to seven screens, with auditoriums 1 & 7 being the largest. All auditoriums are equipped with the latest Dolby Digital stereo systems and astounding large screens. All auditoriums are lined with drapes.

The Beaucatcher Cinemas 7 remains one of the best theatres in Asheville, to see all the latest Hollywood releases, where it has been in operation for more than 30 years.

Contributed by Mike Martinelli, Raysson

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm

When I go on a Saturday it is usally fairly crowded. In late 2009 they installed digital projection in 2 of the theaters. The big issue with Biltmore Grande is the sound is so loud that it ruins the movie. I went there 3 times when it first opened and have never gone back. As part of atni turssyt laws Regal had to give up operation of Hollywood. It was taken over and remoled really nice by Caolina cinemas a NC chain. Theonly issue is only 1 of the 13 theaters are capable of showing filmsin scope. The other theaters have the picture off to the side of the screen when a film is in scope. I spoke to a manage a few motnhs ago and he said they were getting all digital projectors by June and this mioght correct the scope problem. Iavoid this theater too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Another case of those Small screens!!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Beaucathcer screens are great they are all really large. The ones at Caolina cinemas are ok except they are typical flat screens. They would work if they could have masking that came down, but the manager said the theaters are not wide enough and masking coming down would not solve the scope problem.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

All theaters were converted to digital the week of August 13. Saw The Bourne Legacy there this weekend, but the print looked 35mm. I know the theater was equiped for digital because before the previews the Regal Ent group opening with the train was in digital by Sony. It was very clear and VERY loud.This is stillmy favortite theater in Asheville.

raysson
raysson on May 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers,and Arx: I have found the original ad for the Beaucatcher Cinemas grand opening and I have the ads for this.

I will also repost and revise the information on this theatre for the Cinema Treasures website.

The address mention above is very incorrect and it needs to be revised and change. The correct address is

321 Haw Creek Lane
Asheville, NC 28805

The Beaucatcher upon its grand opening opened as a five screener and by the 1988 or 1989 expanded from five to seven screens.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2014 at 7:30 am

Very nice theater now with all digital projection. Unfortunatley this theater doesn’t do well and it conerns me thatRegal will be shutting it’s doors if business doesn’t pick up.

raysson
raysson on June 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

The Beaucatcher Cinemas upon it’s opening on December 14,1984 was Litchfield’s first-ever multiplex theatre in the Western part of the state. It originally opened as a five screener operation. It has been in business for over 30 years.

The feature presentations for its grand opening on December 14,1984 was showing on two screens……

Jeff Bridges in John Carpenter’s STARMAN

The other showings were…..

Ralph Macchio in THE KARATE KID

Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE TERMINATOR

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy for STAR TREK III

The Coming Attractions for the Beaucatcher Cinemas for December 21,1984 were……

Walt Disney’s PETER PAN-(re-release)

Dudley Moore and Amy Irving in MICKI AND MAUDE

Matt Dillon in THE FLAMINGO KID

Michael Keaton and Shelley Duvall JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2015 at 8:10 am

Very upsetting News. See the Citizen Times article

ASHEVILLE — A Texas-based real-estate investment company has bought East Asheville United Artists Beaucatcher Cinemas 7 at roughly half its assessed value.

UDC Global LLC paid about $2.46 million to the Las Vegas Trail Theatre Company for the property at 321 New Haw Creek Lane, according to Buncombe County Register of Deeds documents.

The land and structure have a 2015 assessed value of $4.58 million, those documents say.

Register of Deeds officials recorded the sale on April 9.

William McGuire, a UDC Global LLC executive, did not respond to a voicemail left for him Tuesday at the company.

He also did not respond to a phone message left for him Tuesday with Belinda Burke, a paralegal who prepared the deed. Burke works at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, the Atlanta-based law firm that represented UDC Global during the purchase.

Properties owned and managed by UDC Global include a golf resort in Villa Rica, Georgia, and a residential community in Atlanta, according to its website.

A manager at the movie theater declined comment when a reporter called and asked when the cinema was scheduled to close.

He referred all questions to Ken Thewes, of the Regal Entertainment Group, the company based in Knoxville, Tennessee, which runs United Artists Theatres.

A phone message left for Thewes on Tuesday was not returned.

A sheville city officials said that as of Tuesday, UDC Global had not filed any documents that show plans to develope the property.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2015 at 8:11 am

The theater is United Artist Beaucathcher not Regal. I am not sure who or why the name was changed.

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