Regal Beaucatcher Cinema 7

321 Haw Creek Lane,
Asheville, NC 28805

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raysson
raysson on June 30, 2014 at 6:55 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, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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 May 12, 2014 at 5:47 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 August 20, 2012 at 9:25 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.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 12, 2011 at 12:45 am

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

Another case of those Small screens!!

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 12, 2011 at 12:35 am

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 11:47 pm

Hate to hear that; my cousin did all the maintance work there repairing everything from projectors to the ice machine.he also ran the Four Seasons Cinemas in Hendersonville on CT.

Arx
Arx on April 11, 2011 at 6:14 am

Regarding Beaucatcher, it may not be around much longer. It does not appear to be struggling, but it’s certainly not drawing the huge crowds it once did. Movie-goers are starting to expect more from a theater. The stadium seating at Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 is a huge draw, even though it is a little ways out from the main part of town.

I like Beaucatcher because it’s not usually crowded and the staff are very friendly. Some week-nights me and my family are only one of 3-4 groups in a theater.

Arx
Arx on April 11, 2011 at 6:10 am

“Hollywood 14” is no longer a Regal cinema and has not been for at least 2-3 years since the Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 opened in Biltmore Park south of town. In Fact it is now called “The Carolina” and appears to be an independent restaurant/theater combo.