Henderson Mall Cinema

1235 Dabney Drive,
Henderson, NC 27536

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It was known as the Henderson Mall Cinema, located inside the Henderson Mall. It opened on July 1, 1974 under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres. At the time of its opening the theatre was of a modern design with deluxe rocking chair seating. The screen measures 11 ½ feet in height and 24 ½ feet in width was sized to the proportion of the building. The projection room was automated, with two projectors capable of showing movies in 35mm and had two Xenon bulbs that gave the movie a clear picture with no dark corners. The main entrance of the lobby which was inside the mall contained a modern refreshment center and modern restroom facilities. There was no box office, and tickets for features were purchased at the concession center.

The cinema was a single-screen 250-seat theatre. By 1986, Carmike Cinemas took over the operations of this theatre and it was closed in 1993. The theatre has been demolished and a Hallmark Store now stands where the theatre once stood.

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raysson
raysson on February 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

This theatre was owned and operated under the Carmike Cinemas chain which at one time was the only theatre operating in the town.

The theatre was inside the shopping mall,which was very small and was near two major department stores:
Belk-Leggett and Roses. The mall has gone down in recent years,but the Roses Department Store stilll stands in Henderson Mall. The Belk’s moved over the Marketplace Center off Dabney Drive @ Interstate 85.
The shopping center still stands,but the mall cinema closed years ago. The only movie theatre that still stands in Henderson is the Marketplace 6.

Micah
Micah on September 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Mall Cinema was closed LONG before 2003. I know it was converted to a Hallmark store sometime in the early 1990’s, and it had been closed for a bit before that. Marketplace opened I think in 1990 as a quad cinema. It had a two screen addition sometime in the late 1990’s

raysson
raysson on September 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

From the June 29,1974 edition of Henderson Daily-Dispatch “CINEMA AT HENDERSON MALL OPENS MONDAY”

Cinema Theatre under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres will have its grand opening Monday July 1,1974 at 6:30pm. Ray Williams the manager of The Cinema and The Embassy on Wyche Street,said the movie entitled “The Way We Were” will be the first showing at the 250 seat theatre. Willams added the new theatre is of modern design and has deluxe seats. The screen measures 11 ½ feet in height and 24 ½ feet in width,is sized the proportion with the building. The projection booth is automated and has two projectors capable of showing movies in 35mm and has two Xenon bulbs that give the movie a clear picture with no dark corners. The lobby contains a modern refreshment center and it will feature soft drinks,candy and buttered popcorn. Williams also pointed out that the theatre has modern restroom facilities and carries a color scheme of blue which is in contrast to the remainder of the building. There is no boxoffice and tickets are purchased at the concession center. It opens Monday July 1,1974 with the grand opening attraction “The Way We Were” starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.

The coming attractions for the Cinema will be “The Sound of Music”, “The Three Musketeers”, “The Sting”,“American Graffiti”,and “The Taking of Pelham 123”.

raysson
raysson on September 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

THEATRE HISTORY

1974-1986 Stewart and Everett Theatres

1986-1993 Carmike Cinemas

raysson
raysson on September 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I do recall seeing THE LAST ACTION HERO with Arnold Scwarzenegger and DEMOLITION MAN in 1993 as its last two picture shows.

mcone1
mcone1 on August 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

The information on this theater is incorrect. It was never a twin, I was part of the Carmike management team that babysat this location when its longtime manager became ill…it was a single screen in the mall when it closed. I was there for 3 weeks in November of 1993…unless they built an additional screen for the last few weeks of its life, it was only a single.

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