Waverly Place Cinemas

2001 Kildaire Farm Road,
Cary, NC 27511

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raysson
raysson on June 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

A lot of Disney films did BIG business here.

From THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, ALADDIN, THE LION KING,

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, TOY STORY 1 AND TOY STORY 2.

raysson
raysson on June 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

THEATRE HISTORY:

1988-1995 Cineplex Odeon Corporation

1995-2001 Carmike Cinemas

Closed in 2001 when the building was converted into a Gold’s Gym. I have the original ads for the September 16,1988 grand opening of this theatre.

raysson
raysson on June 22, 2012 at 8:33 am

I saw HOME ALONE here at the Waverly Place Cinemas in December of 1990 with the lines that were snaked around the front of the cinema all the way to the back of the shopping center. So many crowds coming to this,it had to be shown on 2 screens. But it did BIG business!

Brian_Phillips
Brian_Phillips on November 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I managed this theater for Carmike from January 1994 to December 1996. We used to call it the “Purple Palace of Love” due to the excessive use of purple in the decor – seats, counters, carpet, etc. The place used to be packed, but the auditoriums were abnormally small, with the largest seating less than 250, and the sound quality was abyssmal, with 3 of the 6 auditoriums featuring only mono sound.

staceycochran
staceycochran on December 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I worked at this theater from November 1989 until May 1992. Carmike acquired it while I was employed there… I think it was in ‘91.

piecesoftheater
piecesoftheater on September 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Was purchased by Carmike prior to 1993. After closing, the building was turned into a Gold’s Gym.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 15, 2009 at 8:24 pm

From Boxoffice Magazine, November, 1987: “Cineplex Odeon… plans to open a theatre with up to six screens in Waverly Place, a shopping center under construction in south Cary…. Cineplex has signed a lease with Waverly Place’s developer, H.S. Lichtin Developer Co. in Raleigh.”