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Passed by it on the interstate yesterday morning. Looks like nothing has changed.
wow, it lasted till 2000. 84 photo shows that it played the Burt Reynolds movie the man who loved women.
I Don’t have a problem with Twin Theatres if they are built from the ground like RMC said twinning a single house ruins a theatre I also think a Marquee is always needed.
From what I found Carmike operated the Newtowne from 1986 until it closed in 2000.
Does anyone know if this theater is for sale? I cannot find any information about it.
1984 photo of the Newtowne Theatre.
I was projectionist at the NEWTOWNE in 1969. It was owned and operated by STATESVILLE THEATRE CORPORATION, who later sold it STEWART-EVERETTE THEATRES.
When it was a single house, it had dual carbon arc projectors. The platters probably replaced the original equipment when they twinned (and ruined) the theater.
Could the booth just have been set-up as a single screen theatre “changeover” house (two projectors projecting onto one screen one projector at a time, no platters)? Was it run by Carmike?
I know a little about the Newtowne, having worked there in the 1970s. Originally a single screen, the projection room seemed to have been laid out with twinning in mind from the beginning .. always seemed to be huge. The original projectors were carbon arc. The concession stand was long and narrow.
I don’t remember it ever having a wooden floor, however.
Here is another photo of the Newtowne theater.