Independence Cinema 3

1843 Independence Boulevard,
Wilmington, NC 28403

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Independence Cinema 3

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Opened on April 4, 1980 with “Serial”, “All That Jazz” and “Little Miss Marker”. It was operated by Stewart & Everett until 1986, when Carmike Cinemas took over. It was closed in 2000 and demolished in 2001.

The theatre was in the back of the Independence Mall Shopping Center opposite Sears.

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PatriciaCarol on June 26, 2010 at 4:13 am

Stewart & Everett opened The Independence Mall Cinema 1-2-3 on or about April 4, 1980. Phil Pierce was the City Manager in Wilmington for “S & E” at the time. This information comes from Stewart & Everett’s “Showmanship” newsletter dated April 4, 1980 (page 5).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 27, 2010 at 12:33 am

I noticed CARMIKE is good at closing Theatres.

smyjmy on August 3, 2010 at 4:31 am

This theater closed and was demolished in 2000 to make way for the Dillard’s wing in the mall. I miss this theater. I saw so many movies there as a kid.

smyjmy on November 12, 2010 at 2:27 am

i have linked a newspaper article above dated December 12, 1978 that describes the plans for the construction of this triplex. ENJOY!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 14, 2011 at 3:02 am

Carmike has never impressed me from the theatres I have seen up close.But,I know it is a different time we live in.

raysson on April 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Located behind Sears in the back of the shopping center off Independence Boulevard at Oleander Drive.

raysson on April 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Carmike Cinemas renamed it the Independence Cinema 3

raysson on June 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

3 Screens with 1,100 seats. Closed in 2000 as a second-run discount theatre under Carmike, and was demolished in 2001 to make way for the Dillard’s wing expansion of the Independence Mall.

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