Northpoint Cinema V

4660 Brownsboro Road,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Located on Brownsboro Road near University Parkway, the Northpoint Cinema V became Winston-Salem’s newest and finest movie going experience. It opened on September 25, 1987 under Charlotte based Eastern Federal Corporation. It was Eastern Federal’s only movie venue in the Greater Triad area and all of Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. The cinema had five screens with each auditorium equipped with the latest Dolby Stereo Surround Sound system. Seating in the auditoriums ranged from 190 to 270, with a total capacity of 1,100 seats. The Northpoint V specialized in showing a variety of films ranging from exclusive first-run showing to documentaries, independent and foreign releases, as well as reissuing second-run features and vintage Hollywood classics. The Northpoint Cinema V became Winston-Salem’s only art house cinema under Eastern Federal until its closure in 2002.

The former Northpoint Theatre is now a church.

Contributed by raymond

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Element02
Element02 on March 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I loved this theatre growing up. Around the time I was in high school, it was the only theatre in the area that would let you into R-rated films without an ID. They also played many controversial arthouse style pictures, including ‘Romance’ and ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’

Mmandarano
Mmandarano on September 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

For many years Northpoint 5 was the go-to place for foreign, arthouse, indpendent and award-winning films. It was a great theatre. I hated when it closed. Luckily, Aperture kind of fills that void now, but Aperture’s screens and seating is not the best.

raysson
raysson on June 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

The Aperture took over in 2002 after the Northpoint Cinemas closed. For years the Northpoint 5 was to place to go see first-run exclusive features as well as arthouse, independent films along with documentaries, foreign and Oscar winning presentations. It also had the opportunity to screen second-run films and once in a blue moon reissue standard Hollywood classics(ranging from “Gone With The Wind”, to “Casablanca” and “Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo”). It was Winston-Salem’s only arthouse theater from 1987 until it closed in 2002.

raysson
raysson on June 25, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Opened on September 25, 1987 as Eastern Federal’s only theater venue in the greater Winston-Salem/Triad area.

The opening attractions for the Northpoint’s Grand Opening were two exclusive Triad engagement showings…

Michael Caine in “THE WHISTLE BLOWER”-Exclusive

Matt Dillon and Diane Lane in “THE BIG TOWN”-Exclusive

The other opening attractions at Northpoint were…..

Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman in “NO WAY OUT”

Anne Bancroft in “ 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD”

Stanley Kubrick’s War Drama “FULL METAL JACKET”

The Coming Attractions to the Northpoint…….

Danny Glover and Mel Gibson in “LETHAL WEAPON”

raysson
raysson on June 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Mmandarano, and Element02:

I have the grand opening advertisement for the Northpoint Cinema 5 from September 25, 1987. I have the original ads. Contact me at for more information.

robboehm
robboehm on June 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

raysson, care to share with us in the photos section?

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