Omni Cinemas 8

3729 Sycamore Dairy Road,
Fayetteville, NC 28303

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raysson
raysson on May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

Fairlane-Litchfield Corporation operated several theatres within North Carolina,South Carolina,Georgia, and several Southeastern states. This was one of those theatres acquired. Fairlane-Litchfield sold most of their screens to United Artists in the mid-to-late 1980’s with the exception of the ones they kept and later sold to other chains(The Omni Cinemas 8 was sold off to Consolidated Theatres by the late-1980’s). Their corporate management began operating and rebuilding their organization and a new company called Litchfield Theatres LTD by going into markets they had not been in by opening newer and flashier multiplexes in Tennessee( in the metro areas of Nashville,Memphis and Knoxville),the greater Atlanta area, greater Savannah area and other parts of Georgia,Florida and a few other locations including Alabama,and Southeastern Virginia.

In North Carolina,Fairlane-Litchfield operated several theatres throughout the state which some were bought out by United Artists around 1988 and 1989. Originally located with their headquarters in Easley,SC….the main man was Foster McKissack was president of the Litchfield Organization while Ulmer Eady was head of operations…..The operation later on moved to Litchfield’s resort on the South Carolina coast and renamed it “Litchfield By The Sea”.

After the sudden death of President McKissack,all of Litchfield’s screens were bought out by Regal Cinemas who also later on bought out United Artists.

The Omni Cinemas 8 was the only Fairlane-Litchfield theatre chain in Fayetteville and the first in the Cumberland County and surrounding markets before it was taken over by Consolidated Theatres and later by Regal Cinemas before it was later sold to an independent chain.

raysson
raysson on May 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

OMNI CINEMAS originally opened to the public on July 3,1990 under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres. Consolidated Theatres took over this theatre in the mid-1990’s and later on Regal Cinemas acquired the operations in 2005 after its acquisition of Consolidated Theatres.

I have in my possession the original newspaper ad from July 3,1990 if anyone is interested in the grand opening of the Omni Cinemas 8. Contact me at this address: Thank you.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on June 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

This and the Cameo Theatre downtown are the only operating theatres within Fayetteville’s city limits that Carmike doesn’t run.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on May 30, 2012 at 2:03 am

I just saw the photo of the Omni Cinemas 8. This doesn’t look like an old Litchfield, it looks like an old Food Lion.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on April 29, 2012 at 9:12 am

This theater was operating in 1996 as Regal Cinemas Omni 8. Consolidated left Fayetteville in 1989 after their sellout to Carmike; if they had built a new theater in Fayetteville in 1998 it would have been a stadium design. Judging from the marquee could this have originally been a Litchfield Theatre?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

that is not a bad deal, if they keep the theatre up,wonder if it is dark now.

fred1
fred1 on April 29, 2009 at 6:08 am

This theater is showing 2nd run films at discount prices