Village Cinema 4

1018 G. Roosevelt Boulevard West,
Monroe, NC 28110

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Village Cinema IV - 1986

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This twin theatre was located in the Union Village Shopping Center and was constructed sometime after 1974. It was the first ‘modern’ theatre for the area in over 30 years. The shopping center was built over Bearskin Creek which caused numerous problems for the tenants including flooding. It was later divided into four screens.

The theatre was closed around 1989-90 when Consolidated built a new multi-screen house about one mile west. The shopping center later completely remodeled so as to uncover the creek which now separates the retail strip into two parcels.

Contributed by Patricia Poland

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raysson on March 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm

I fondly recall The Union Village Theatre being a three screen cinema. The theatre closed in 1990 when the Union Station Eight Theatre opened one mile west on Roosevelt Boulevard on Highway 74 which was a strip shopping center directly across from Monroe Mall.

PatriciaCarol on March 8, 2009 at 2:01 am

Union Square Cinemas are indeed located across from the mall, only across Dickerson Boulevard instead of 74. (in other words, across from the ‘side’ of the mall) I never attended the Union Village Cinema but remembered seeing it in 1989. I was going by the 1977 Mullin-Kille Monroe City Directory which has it as “Village Twin I and II”. Actually, looking at an ad for the theatre from 1984 shows 4 screens! Must have started as a twin and then each auditorium split??

PatriciaCarol on March 28, 2010 at 4:55 am

At the time of this 1986 photo it was a four-plex.
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Mike Rogers on June 27, 2010 at 12:31 am

Don’t like all those Stores on the front of the marquee.

PatriciaCarol on August 27, 2010 at 4:05 am

Very cluttered, wasn’t it?

PatriciaCarol on October 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

Yes but too much trouble to change – seems like once it is posted, it is posted. My mistake – but my belief now is that it did open as a twin and slowly the other two came along. Honestly, I don’t think anyone really cares about this movie theatre (and I’m not meaning to be uncaring). Most around here don’t even remember it and it hasn’t been gone that long – then again, 20+ years is a long time when you think about it, so let’s not think about it.

raysson on August 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm

I have contacted the head branch of the Union County Library’s research information via-e mail there in Monroe and she is researching the information on when this cinema actually opened. Sources tell me that this cinema opened either early-1974, Between October and December of 1974, or Early-1975. I’ll let you know and keep you posted on what she finds. It originally opened as a twin theater before it expanded to four screens by the mid-1980’s.

PatriciaCarol on August 26, 2014 at 1:32 am

I am that librarian! I have not been able to find when this theatre opened but it looks like it closed in 1988. raysson, tomorrow I will send you the text of an article from 1991 that I did find for the opening of the Union Square Cinemas (8-plex) by Consolidated Theatres that will help with that history.

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