Ram Triple Theater

136 E. Rosemary Street,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Seating capacity for The Movies 1,2,3 was 925. Auditorium 1 seated 350, Auditorium 2 seated 300 and Auditorium 3 seated 275. It opened on October 3, 1975 under Martin Theatres. It became the second triplex cinema in the Chapel Hill area. Located in the NCNB Building in downtown, through the NCNB Plaza, nowadays the Bank of America Building.

Initially a first run theatre, it also showcased independent films. During the mid-1980’s, it was acquired by Carmike Cinemas and was closed on October 18, 2000. The building became a nightclub, but this closed in early-2007.

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raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 1-2-3 on October 24,1975

1-Chuck Connors in WINTERHAWK

2-Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack in BORN LOSERS-re release

3-Held Over CHARLOTTE-(Adults Only Rated X)

raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 1-2-3 on October 31,1975

1-Charles Bronson and James Coburn in HARD TIMES

2-Robert Mitchum in FAREWELL MY LOVELY

3-BROTHER,CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?

Late Show Friday and Saturday CHARLOTTE-Adults Only!!!

raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 1-2-3 on November 7,1975

1-Charles Bronson in HARD TIMES-(Held Over!)

2-Diana Ross in MAHOGANY-(First Run Showing)

3-No One Under 18 Admitted Rated “X” FLOSSIE

raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 3 on November 14,1975.

1-Charles Bronson in HARD TIMES-(Held Over!)

2-Diana Ross in MAHOGANY-(Breaking Record Crowds!!!)

3-AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT-reissue

raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 3 on November 21,1975.

1-Diana Ross is breaking record attendance and sold out performances in MAHOGANY-(Held Over for 3rd Week!)

2-Charles Bronson in HARD TIMES(4th and Final Week!)

3-Sylvia Kristel as EMMANUELLE-No One Under 18 Admitted-Late Show Friday and Saturday Night!!!

raysson
raysson on April 26, 2013 at 11:28 am

On the Marquee for the Movies 3 on November 28,1975

1-Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams are breaking record attendance crowds for the final week of MAHOGANY-We urge movie goers to attend our matinees and avoid the capacity crowds!!!

2-Michael York and Sarah Miles in CONDUCT UNBECOMING

3-THE NIGHT CALLER-One of the scariest movies ever made!!! If you think The Exorcist was terrifying you haven’t seen nothing yet!

LATE SHOW-Back by popular demand!!! The biggest boxoffice sensation from France comes to Chapel Hill with Sylvia Kristel as EMMANUELLE-Absolutely No One Under 18 Not Admitted!!!

COMING SOON: “COOLEY HIGH” and “TAKE A HARD RIDE”

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on April 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

This theatre wasn’t up to much!!

raysson
raysson on July 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Correction: The original BATMAN movie did not played first-run at Chapel Hill’s Ram Theater on June 23,1989.

The original BATMAN movie played first-run at Chapel Hill’s Village Plaza 3.

MOVIES THAT PLAYED HERE FIRST-RUN AT THE RAM TRIPLE:

“TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY”

“HOME ALONE” AND “HOME ALONE 2”

“RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”-the original Indiana Jones

“THE COLOR PURPLE” and “DO THE RIGHT THING” 1ST Run!

raysson
raysson on July 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Mel Gibson’s BRAVEHEART played here to capacity crowds in 1995.

Lundjr
Lundjr on October 25, 2014 at 8:35 am

The seating capacity is wrong. I worked for Carmike for 10 years. I often went to the Ram and I can tell you that the numbers are way off. I don’t think you understand how big a 350 seat auditorium is. You can take each of these numbers and divide in half.

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