Westwood Cinema 6

362 Westwood Shopping Center,
Fayetteville, NC 28314

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Conveniently located in the Westwood Shopping Center adjacent to the nearby Cross Creek Mall, it opened on September 21, 1979 was the Westwood Cinema 1-2-3. It was owned and operated under the Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Corporation (their first foray in the Fayetteville-Cumberland County market).

After Stewart and Everett folded in 1986, the cinema was acquired by Carmike (who later added a fourth auditorium and it became the Westwood Cinema 4). By the late-1980’s, two more screens were added and it became the Westwood Cinema 6. The Westwood Cinema 6 was closed in early-1995.

By mid-1995, Carmike demolished the theatre, and in its place was built a 12-screen multiplex across from where the old Westwood Cinemas once stood.

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raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 12:28 am

Nighthawk1 is right:

S&E had two movie theatres in Fayetteville. The other was the Carolina Theatre Downtown Fayetteville on Hay Street that closed on October 19,1978, a year before this theatre opened. The Westwood Cinemas was the last venue in Fayetteville under Stewart and Everett before Carmike bought S&E out in 1986.

SPOK
SPOK on October 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Went here several times in the 1980’s as an alternative to the Cross Creek Mall or Eutaw cinemas. The last movie I saw at Westwood was the remake of THEY FLY (1986). The Westwood was nice in that it was connected to a small shopping center and there was a Big Boy restaurant in the parking lot. The theater was easy to get to from Fort Bragg as it was right off of the All American Highway.

ctwrenn
ctwrenn on April 3, 2013 at 1:23 am

Star Trek The Motion Picture ran here first run it’s opening weekend I know. My family and I stood in line for at least 3 hours and that line was long

wantsomepopcorn
wantsomepopcorn on April 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I was the manager from when this theatre opened on 21 September, 1979, until I was promoted to District Manager in 1990. Lots of great memories here. I was there when we ran Star Trek and when we ran ET for 365 days. I built the theatre in Greenville that Nighthawk 1 mentions.
To address the demise of S&E, we were purchased by Carmike Cinemas (which was at one time Martin Theatres, based in Columbus, GA) and they paid top dollar for the company. They were nice people too.
When I was in Fayetteville, all of the theatre managers met once a week, usually on Tuesday, for lunch. Though our companies competed with each other, we all got along rather well and would help one another in a bind.
Browsing through this site takes me back to the most enjoyable days in my working life and seeing theatres I managed and remembering friends now long gone.
Let’s hear it for, as Norma would say, “All those wonderful people out there in the dark!”

rivest266
rivest266 on October 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Looking at the aerial photo, it looks like it was expanded and renamed Carmike 12 in 1996.

wantsomepopcorn
wantsomepopcorn on November 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

I was the opening manager of this theatre in September 1979 when it was a three screened facility. Stewart & Everett added three screens in the mid 1980’s. Carmike bought S&E and ran the theatre for a few years and then closed it temporarily to remodel it. They did remove screens #5 and 6 (the area now being the lobby) and added enough screens to make it a 12 plex. It was never demolished. Where my office once was is now a women’s restroom. Stewart & Everett did own the old Carolina in downtown Fayetteville. I took the projectors there to Westwood. S&E also owned the Bragg Theatre later known as the King on Bragg Blvd. and the Haymont, which is now the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. At one time, they also operated a drive in where Skibo Road intersects Ramsey Street and I believe that there is a dry cleaner there now.
I hope that this clears up some of the questions.

raysson
raysson on April 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

The only theatre that was under Martin Theatres that Carmike bought out was the Valley Twin Theatres off Sycamore Dairy Road that closed in 1990 as a discount movie house.

The Westwood 6,the King Triple,the Bragg,and the Carolina(Downtown),along with the Haymount were the only theatres in Fayetteville that were under Stewart and Everett.

The Bordeaux Cinemas and Eutaw Twin Theatres were owned and operated under Consolidated Theatres and later on were bought out by Carmike Cinemas. The former Cardinal Theatres at Fayetteville Mall were operated under ABC,Plitt,and later Cineplex Odeon before being taken over by Carmike Cinemas in the early-1990’s.

Cross Creek Mall and Cross Pointe were NEVER under Carmike. These two theatres were operated under General Cinema Corporation. Even though they did have strong competition from a huge 12-plex that Carmike Cinemas opened putting these two theatres under General Cinema out of business.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on May 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I believe wantsomepopcorn is correct about this theater not being demolished. I have compared aerial views of the Westwood 6 (1993) and the Carmike 12 (2012) and judging from those views the original Westwood 1-2-3 building is still standing and part of the Carmike 12. The aerial views (from Google Earth) seem to prove wantsomepopcorn’s remark that auditoriums 5 and 6 were removed and eight new auditoriums were added to the first four auditoriums. The cooments on this page therefore should be moved to the Carmike 12 Fayetteville page and that theater be given the AKAs Westwood Cinema 1-2-3, Westwood Cinema 4, and Westwood Cinema 6.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on May 4, 2014 at 11:23 pm

That should be “comments” not “cooments”

pevandeery
pevandeery on July 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I worked at this theater from 1987-89, was probably the best, happiest job ever. Sad to see it’s changed, but as wantssomepopcorn noted, nice to think back about some good people and a great industry. Wonder if this was my old boss?!

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