Columbia Place Cinemas 8

7201-802 Two Notch Road,
Columbia, SC 29223

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Columbia Place Cinemas 8

The Columbia Place Cinemas 8 was part of the Phoenix Bi Cinemas. It was taken over by Regal, and last operated by an independent.

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birthdaygirl on June 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

The worst! No air Conditioning! Very poor picture quality- The images are what you see on bootleg movies.
I paid $9 to to see Get him to the Greek.
The 9:30 movie had not started by 10pPM and we had to leave.
The attendant who said he was the manager started a verbal fight after I told him I would try to have the theater closed because he would not give us a refund. The attendant threw money on the floor as I walked away then and the almost had a fist fight with my boyfriend.

The theater itself smelled horrible and the carpet needs cleaning. The whole place was truly awful.(We were moved to two separate theaters as the movie place kept changing). Did not visit the bathroom. NEVER GO TO THIS THEATER— IT reeks and they basically stole $15 from me.

We are both really upset. This ruined the date with my boyfriend. It is my birthday and the movie was something I was really looking forward to seeing.

JoelWeide on February 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

It looks like it could originally been a General Cinema theatre.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

What gives you that idea?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The theatre will be reopening in a few weeks under new management. While doing a Cinematour through Columbia tonight we were fortunate enough to meet the new management and get a tour of the building. Check out their site:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

It looks like an old GCC.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Birthdaygirl, some story,too bad you weren’t around when i was in the Biz when moviegoers were treated like class.

mg1 on September 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

It actually is an old General Cinema theatre. I was the General Manager there back in 1997. It’s been closed and re-opened two or three times in the last fifteen years.

cvolosin on December 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I am amazed that this location is now closed by their website… Should be changed to closed.. did someone build a Mega-Plex across the street or is the landlord just an A$$? it’s already stadium, the smell can be removed and the cleaning and coat of paint with the installation of digital projectors will generate income to then do seat replacements etc.. it looks like it was maintained by Regal.. if it had been a Carmike I wouldn’t even take a look it would be a shithole ran into the ground. an independent could get in here and make some money… the only thing must be a GREEDY LANDLORD!

CSWalczak on December 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Since it had gone independent by the time of its closing, another factor in deciding to closemight have been the cost of conversion to digital. Converting eight screens, depending on whether Regal had converted any of them, would have be a heavy financial burden on an independent.

mcs1996 on June 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

in this theater’s most recent run (it closed in 2012 sometime) did it run 35mm or was it digital? thanks.

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