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 3:52 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 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm

At the time of this 1986 photo it was a four-plex.
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Mike Rogers on June 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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

PatriciaCarol on August 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Very cluttered, wasn’t it?

PatriciaCarol on October 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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.

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