Southpark Mall Cinemas

4400 Sharon Road,
Charlotte, NC 28211

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raysson
raysson on March 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The Jack Nicholson-Faye Dunaway thriller CHINATOWN was one of the many Exclusive Engagements that General Cinema Theatres had for the Southpark Cinema I & II. The film was an exclusive showing that opened on June 28,1974 to capacity crowds.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 27, 2013 at 4:39 am

Its funny you see larger cities, but if they don’t have a local like me to provide pictures its a bummer.loooks like Charlotte lacks that…Augusta does not or nearby towns to Augusta,.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 27, 2013 at 4:35 am

SPLITING theatres was just a bad call. GCC was a good company to work for, the guys I worked with made me realize the downfall of the company was from the top not the theatre managers..

raysson
raysson on May 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm

THE SOUTHPARK MALL CINEMAS or CINEMA I & II Under General Cinema Corporation opened on August 21,1970 with a seating capacity of 800(400 seats each in both auditoriums)as a twin cinema. The second auditorium was split down the middle to add a third auditorium later on during the mid-1970’s that had a seating capacity of 300. It closed in 1999.

raysson
raysson on July 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I have the original ads for the grand opening of this theatre that was in the Charlotte Observer on August 21,1970.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

looking at old movies ads at the Southpark,“BATMAN and ROBIN” are playing on Screen one and two,says it in the paper, Screen three has “SPEED 2”. SUMMER MOVIE CAMP starting up again.I remember those days.LOL.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

I married my box office girl my four kids are by-products of GCC.LOL.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on August 27, 2010 at 3:48 am

Mike, Thanks for nice comment about David.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Wow, It is a small world.I worked at GCC in Augusta and Athens as an Assistant and enjoyed my times with the late Craig Zacker as my manager. I had been in the business probably longer than Zacker having worked at ABC and Plitt theatres.They wanted me to go to Columbia to help out there at the Mall theatre,but didn’t care about it and stayed in Augusta. Of all my Disrict Managers David and Mr.Biggs with ABC/PLitt were the nicest men to serve under,even as an assistant I felt welcomed when he came to town.Hope Mr.Poland is doing okay.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on July 25, 2010 at 4:23 am

In fact, the photos of GCC Theatres at my flickr site belong to David.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 27, 2010 at 12:05 am

I wonder if Patricia Poland is related to Dave Poland our District Manager with GCC in the 80’s?

raysson
raysson on June 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Other photos of General Cinema Theatres in North Carolina.

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raysson
raysson on June 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Excellent history of General Cinema Theatres located in the greater Charlotte area..which includes the Southpark Mall Cinemas I-II-III along with the Eastland Mall Cinemas,Charlottetown Mall Cinemas,and Tower Place Cinemas.

Here is the website:
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raysson
raysson on May 24, 2009 at 7:38 am

Photo of Southpark Cinemas from 1985……..
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*Also called at the time the Southpark Cinemas I-II-III:
On the marquee was the showing of “Commando” with Arnold Scwarzenegger.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on March 24, 2009 at 1:33 am

Photo of Southpark Cinemas from 1985 at my flickr site:

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raysson
raysson on February 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Opened in 1970 as a twin cinema under the name Southpark Mall Cinema 1 & 2. It wasn’t under the mid to late 1970’s that a third screen was added and it remain that way until the late 1990’s when it closed its doors forever.

raysson
raysson on July 14, 2008 at 10:40 pm

The theatre was built on the back side of the Southpark Mall on the strip shopping center where on one side had several retail shops and was anchored in the middle by a grocery store(Colonial Stores,and later on Big Star before it was acquired by Harris-Teeter in the 80’s). The Southpark Mall Cinemas was on the other side of it across from the Sears Department Store. It was part of the General Cinema chain of theatres that also owned and operated the Charlottetowne Mall Cinemas,and Eastland Mall Cinemas. It started as a twin cinema,and a third auditorium was added on later in the latter part of the early to mid-1970’s. It did great business until its last picture show in the late 1990’s when the Phillips Place Cinemas was built across the street from Southpark Mall.