Reynolda Theatres I-II-III

2839 Fairlawn Drive,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Owned and operated by the Charlotte based Stewart and Everett Corporation, the opening of the Reynolda Cinema was a true showplace in great entertainment and a first for Winston-Salem’s ultra-modern theatre. When the Reynolda Theatre opened on January 18, 1967 it was a large 750 seat single screen cinema with great lounge chair seating complete with giant widescreen projection that had Hi-Fi 4 Track Stereo Sound for your listening enjoyment. The opening attraction for the Reynolda Cinema was the Jane Fonda comedy “Any Wednesday” starring Jason Robards.

It remained a single screen theatre until the mid-1970’s when the original auditorium was split down the middle making it a twin cinema. By the mid-1980’s a third screen was added, by this time the cinema was operated by Carmike Cinemas. They operated the cinema until its closing in 1996. Today, it is home to the Reynolda Manor Public Library.

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raysson
raysson on March 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm

The theatre was located in the Reynolda Manor Shopping Center at the intersection of Fairlawn Drive and Slias Creek Parkway on the northern end of the city. It was operated under the Stewart and Everett Theatre chain and later on was owned and operated under the Martin Theatres chain and later by Carmike Cinemas.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on March 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Here is link to photo of marquee (1968):

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Element02
Element02 on March 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm

The library kept up the original poster displays that used to greet patrons at the entrance to the theatre. I believe I only attended this theatre once in the early 90’s to see the Julia Roberts-Nick Nolte starrer ‘I Love Trouble.’ I remember one of the last movies they showed before closing was ‘The Glimmer Man.’

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Great shot of the marquee,nice they kept the one sheet frames.

raysson
raysson on March 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

Francis Coppula’s THE GODFATHER played here first-run at the Reynolda Cinema on March 22,1972.

ImagoTwist
ImagoTwist on May 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Reynolda Cinema was not in Reynolda Manor Shopping Center, but across the street from it. Reynold Manor is at the corner of Fairlawn and Reynolda Road, not Silas Creek Parkway.

raysson
raysson on August 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

The Reynolda Cinema opened on January 18,1967 as a 750-seat single screen theatre under Stewart and Everett Corporation. A second auditorium was added that was adjacent to the original auditorium that had a seating capacity of 304 that opened as the Reynolda Cinema 1 & 2 on Friday March 15,1974 with the premiere attraction DAY OF THE DOLPHIN starring George C. Scott. By the 1980’s,the original auditorium’s 750 seat was split into two sections creating two shoebox auditoriums with smaller screens and was renamed the Reynolda Triple Cinemas until it closed in 1996.

raysson
raysson on June 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

A second auditorium was built adjanct to the 750-set original auditorium that opened on March 15,1974 that seated 400(bringing the total of seats to 1,150),and renamed the Reynolda Cinema 1 & 2. By 1985, the 750-seat original auditorium was split into two sections created two auditoriums seating 375 each and was renamed the Reynolda Cinema 1-2-3 under Stewart and Everett and later Carmike until 1996.

SCREEN 1: 375

SCREEN 2: 375

SCREEN 3: 400

TOTAL 1,125 SEATS

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