Hanes Mall Cinema

180 Hanes Mall Circle,
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Theatres

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Before being demolished.

Owned and operated by General Cinema Corporation, the Hanes Mall Cinema opened on December 22, 1976 with “The Enforcer”, “The Front”, “A Star is Born” and “Silver Streak”. The theatre was located around the back of the shopping center opposite Stratford Road and near Interstate 40 and Silas Creek Parkway. This was the third GC theatre to open in North Carolina (the others were in located in Charlotte, Fayetteville) under the GC banner. This was the first to open in Winston-Salem area, and the first one in the Triad.

The Hanes Mall Cinema was closed on October 10, 2000, when Carmike Cinemas began building a huge 12-screen megaplex just down the street from the Hanes Mall.

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raysson on June 8, 2009 at 11:16 am

Excellent history of General Cinema Theatres operating here in the state of North Carolina,including some photos of several GC Theatres located in the Triad Area. One of them was the Four Seasons Mall Cinemas and the other looks like the Hanes Mall Cinemas IV.

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raysson on June 8, 2009 at 11:25 am

Other photos of General Cinema Theatres in North Carolina.

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Element02 on March 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I remember growing up, this theatre being EXTREMELY strict on movie ratings. I went to see ‘Happy Gilmore’ and the attendant asked me several times if I was 13 years old, and if there was any way I could call my mother to assure her that I was of age! Interesting story regarding this theatre.. once the doors closed, the theatre sat vacant for a long time until Golden Corrall purchased the property to put up a restaurant. Upon demolition, they discovered animal carcases and bones, and there was a story on the local news channel that the animals were sacrificed by a satanic cult. It was never mentioned again and I don’t know what happened with the case, but pretty freaky!

raysson on July 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

The Hanes Mall Cinemas also had competition as well in the late 1990’s,when Carmike Cinemas built a huge 12-screen multiplex just south of the shopping center near Interstate 40 and Stratford Road that put this theatre out of business in early 2001.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

If “HAPPY GILMORE” was PG-13 they had no business even asking.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm

It is a good code.But Parents should know what the kids are watching. I wrote a lot more but decided to delete my feelings on the Motion Picture Code.

Malin_Archia on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Visited this particular cinema a few times in the mid to late 90’s. It was the only theatre showing the movie ‘Jawbreaker’ in the area and my teenage niece was dying to see it. The movie was awful, and the cinema was empty on a Friday night. This was back in early ‘99, so I’m surprised they kept the doors open until '01.

raysson on May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

The Hanes Mall Cinema became a fixture for 25 years until it’s closing on October 10,2000 when Carmike Cinemas built on huge 12-plex just down the street from the Hanes Mall and nearby Interstate 40.

Open in 1976 as Winston-Salem’s first multiplex cinema.

raysson on May 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

May 24,1984…..at Hanes Mall Cinema I-II-III-IV

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE DOOM-In Dolby Stereo Playing on 2 Screens with additional early showings at special late shows Friday & Saturday night.

Sorry, No Passes or Special General Cinema Admission Discounts will not be accepted for this feature.

I have the ads.

Element02 on April 14, 2018 at 7:11 pm

The big 12 screen megaplex down the street, actually opened it’s doors in 1997 I believe. This theater lasted for a few years after.

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