Berkeley Cinema Four

3101 Cashwell Drive,
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on July 5, 2014 at 5:16 am

Goldsboro now has only one cinema open to civilians, the UEC Premiere Theatres 12. There may be a military cinema on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Jjordan23
Jjordan23 on June 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

It is demolished now.An idea for this lot is a new theater for Goldsboro I think their is only 2 theaters open

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on December 23, 2013 at 1:19 am

The Berkeley Cinema Four (aka Berkeley Four) was not located at Berkeley Mall, but on Cashwell Drive two blocks southeast of the Eastgate Cinema Twin. The Berkeley Mall did not have a cinema of its own; instead a road (North Eastgate Drive) connected the mall parking lot to Cashwell Drive and ran in front of the Eastgate Cinema.

raysson
raysson on October 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

By the early-2000’s,Premiere Theatres built a huge 12-screen all stadium seating multiplex cinema on the opposite end of Goldsboro that reduced the Berkeley Mall Cinema 4 from showing first-run movies to becoming a second run discount cinema under Carmike Cinemas,when closed this theatre in 2007.

raysson
raysson on July 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm

The original STAR WARS movie played here first-run at the Berkeley. Not to mention THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI got first-run billing here as well as THE PHANTOM MENACE.

SUPERMAN:THE MOVIE, E.T., STAR TREK II, BATMAN, and THE COLOR PURPLE played here first-run at the Berkeley.

raysson
raysson on June 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Correction: The Berkeley Cinema became a three screen by December 25,1980 and it became a triple screen theatre under Stewart and Everett Theatres. Opening Attractions:

I-“Nine To Five”

II-“The Private Eyes”

III-“Flash Gordon”

By April 15,1983 it became a quad screener renamed the Berkeley Cinema 4 under Stewart and Everett Theatres. The opening attractions for the Berkeley Cinema 4 on April 15,1983….

I-“Sophie’s Choice”

II-“Lone Wolf McQuade”

III-“Flashdance”

IV-“An Officer and a Gentlemen”–(Re-release)

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on June 17, 2013 at 11:53 pm

According to Google Earth (aerial view) the Berkeley Cinema Four has been demolished; Google street view still shows the abandoned theater on the site (Street view usually lags behind the aerial view by at least a year for Eastern North Carolina locations).

raysson
raysson on June 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

I have the original ad of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 from the Goldsboro News-Argus Friday May 20,1977.

raysson
raysson on June 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

The Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2,under Stewart and Everett opened on May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever twin theatre that has…

ACRES OF FREE PARKING

GIANT CLEAR VIEW WIDESCREENS

SPACIOUS LOUNGE CHAIR SEATING

FULLY AUTOMATED SOUND AND EXCELLENT MOVIE PROJECTION

MATINEES DAILY!!!

The premiere attractions for the grand opening of the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 for Friday May 20,1977…..

SCREEN ONE: Goldsboro Exclusive!!! Winner of 4 Oscars! Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch & William Holden “NETWORK”

SCREEN TWO: Michael Caine in “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED”

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE BERKELEY TWIN CINEMA:

–“VIVA KNIEVEL”

–“SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER”

–“OUTLAW BLUES”

–“FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI”

–“From the writer and creator of JAWS comes the next thrilling underwater adventure "THE DEEP”

raysson
raysson on June 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

It was known as the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 that opened on Friday May 20,1977 as Goldsboro’s first-ever multi twin cinema under Stewart and Everett Theatres with a seating capacity of 600(300 seats each in both auditoriums).

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on August 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Berkeley Cinema added a third screen in 1978 (Berkeley Cinema 1-2-3) and a fourth screen about 1981 (after the Plitt Quad opened in Greenville but before the Litchfield 4 opened a few blocks away).

ronniemayo
ronniemayo on July 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Berkeley Cinema Four building is still there as of July 2012. Now Premiere Theatre is the only one in Goldsboro. Before it closed the movie theatre was showing previously release movies for less than 2 dollars. It is in a good location in Goldsboro but the building is sitting and rotting away. What a waste.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on May 26, 2012 at 3:31 am

Carmike may have put a deed restriction on the property as they have done elsewhere in Eastern NC (Greenville, Rocky Mount and Jacksonville come to mind). According to WaldoOliverOxenfree’s comment on the Regal 6 (Wilson, NC) page, Carmike finagled a deed restriction on REGAL’S former cinema there. Reopening a dead Carmike has succeeded only three times in Eastern NC: Neuse Boulevard 3 in New Bern, Roanoke Rapids Cinema 1 & 2, and the Gateway 1 & 2 in Elizabeth City. An attempt to revive the Golden East Crossing 4 in Rocky Mount as a Cinema Grill failed miserably (it is currently a Books-a-Million). The Berkeley Cinema should either be demolished or turned into a church, given its location. The theater on the other side of town is the Premiere Theatres, which has only 12 screens; there are no 20-screen theaters east of Cary.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Looks like a nice Four Plex.

WaldoOliverOxenfree
WaldoOliverOxenfree on April 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

@Karolinalock: The location is terrible and the price tag is $900,000+. The building will need some serious cosmetic work and the state of any and all hardware is completely unknown. I’ll be honest, it wouldn’t be worth the near $2,000,000 you’d spend to buy it and get it functional again because there’s already a 20 screen movie theater on the other side of town, a multi-screen movie theater on the military base just down the road, and an all digital multi-plex twenty five minutes away (Carmike 10 in Wilson).

Karolinalock
Karolinalock on April 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Enter 2882 Cashwell Drive on Google to see a view of the cinema.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Here is an article about the closing from the Goldsboro News-Argus in November 2007:
http://tinyurl.com/d9s7eb

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 13, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Status should be closed, function unknown.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 1, 2008 at 12:41 am

THEATER FOR SALE $975,000

rivest266
rivest266 on January 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Employee tribute video at http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ow49P5BfXik
This cinema closed in 2007.