Carolina Circle 6 Theater

2720 Ring Road,
Greensboro, NC 27405

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Carolina Circle 6 Theater

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Located at the corner of Highway 29 North at Cone Boulevard. It was located on the lower level of the Carolina Circle Mall, across from the Piccadilly Cafeteria and next door to the Hallmark Cards shop. The Carolina Circle Mall 6 was Greensboro’s first ever multiplex cinema, and also the first theatre to be opened under Kansas City based American Multi Cinemas, being the first AMC theatre to be established in the state of North Carolina.

The grand opening of the Carolina Circle Mall 6 was on November 12, 1976, and it was a huge event. The premiere attractions were “Two Minute Warning”, “The Next Man”, “Alex and the Gypsy”, “Scorchy”, “Not Now Darling” and “Superbug:Super Agent”.

AMC Theatres kept it in operation until the late-1980’s when Carmike Cinemas took over the cinema. Under Carmike, the Circle Cinema 6 was a great place particularly for weekend late shows. It was closed in 2001.

The Carolina Circle Mall was demolished in 2002, and where the mall used to stand is now a Super Wal-Mart Center.

Contributed by Jimmy Storey, raysson

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raysson
raysson on March 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

FYI: The Carolina Circle Mall Cinemas 6 was the first theatre in the state of North Carolina that was under
the AMC Theatres banner when it opened in November of 1976. The first in North Carolina and the first for Greensboro.

Now,AMC Theatres operates three theatres in the greater Metro Charlotte area including one in Concord,and they’re getting ready to open up another one set to open in North Raleigh very soon near Triangle Towne Center.

Coate
Coate on May 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

American Movie Company??? Doesn’t AMC stand for American Multi-Cinema?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

AMC American Multi-Cinema out of KANSAS CITY i think.

raysson
raysson on January 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Mike Rogers and Michael Coate: I have found the original ad from the Greensboro News and Record on the Grand Opening of the Carolina Circle Mall Cinema 6 or the Circle 6. The ad was from November 12, 1976 of the News and Record and this information about this theatre will be posted later on this site. I also have the grand opening ads for the Janus Theatres and also the Terrace Theatre at Friendly Center. FYI: Did you know that the Carolina Circle Mall Cinemas was the first AMC Theatre to be established in the state of North Carolina? AMC’s first multiplex foray in the greater Greensboro-Triad market in 1976.

raysson
raysson on January 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

HISTORY: AMC Theatres(American Multi-Cinemas): 1976-1989 Carmike Cinemas: 1989-2001

raysson
raysson on March 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Opened on November 12,1976 under AMC Theatres Corporation.

aka American Multi-Cinema Corporation.

raysson
raysson on April 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The Carolina Circle Mall itself opened in November of 1975,some five months after the opening of the Four Seasons Mall as one of the Triad’s two largest indoor mall. The Carolina Circle was Greensboro’s second largest indoor shopping center consisting of three major department stores…BELK, MONTGOMERY WARD, and IVEY’S(aka DILLARD’S)with over 200 specialty stores and services. The theatre,located on the lower level of the mall next to Piccadilly Cafeteria,didn’t opened until November of 1976.

raysson
raysson on April 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

the attraction was it’s ice skating rink.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Thanks again raysson,great info.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

Opening date: November 12th, 1976. Grand opening ad uploaded.

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