South Hills Twin Cinema

1280 Buck Jones Road,
Cary, NC 27606

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raysson
raysson on March 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

A Dobly Stereo System was installed for the Regency I & II Theatres in May of 1978 for its July 21,1978 re-release showing of STAR WARS. It was the only theatre in the Triangle that had this showing of the film.

raysson
raysson on July 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

PREMIERE ATTRACTION AT THE SOUTH HILLS TWIN CINEMA:

                                  "GODSPELL"
                

Showing in two auditoriums on July 20, 1973.
Cinema I: 2:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:15
Cinema 2: 2:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:45

raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

It did very well during the mid-1980’s and early 1990’s as a discount cinema under Carmike. I saw THE COLOR PURPLE here in 1987.

raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

STAR WARS was one of the theatres that got the exclusive engagement showing during it’s re-release on July 21,1978 and was on several theatres that was given the full DOBLY STEREO sound system exclusive when this theater was the Regency Theatres 1 & 2.

raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 10:56 pm

GODSPELL was the grand opening attraction of the South Hills Twin Cinemas on July 20,1973. It was shown on two screens.

raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Nighthawk1: This theater operated under Consolidated Theatres from 1973(when it changed it’s name to the Regency Theatres 1 & 2 in 1975) until 1978. Martin Theatres owned it(when the name was changed to the South Hills Twin)until 1984. Carmike Cinemas took over in 1984 when they bought Martin Theatres(All of the moviehouses that were under Martin Theatres in Raleigh were the Valley Twin,the Village Twin,the Terrace Twin,and the Falls Village Twin Theatres);when the Carmike name was first used in the greater Triangle market in 1985. The South Hills Twin was closed in 1994 when the Blue Ridge Cinemas opened (which Carmike also shuttered the Terrace Twin and the Falls Twin theatres in Raleigh at the same time which were discount houses….The Valley Twin closed in 1988,and the Village Twin closed in 1991);leaving the Blue Ridge Cinemas(over at Blue Ridge Road near the State Fairgrounds at Western Blvd.)to become the only discount movie house not only in Wake County,but eventually the only discount theater East of Raleigh.

raysson
raysson on July 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

Opened on July 20,1973 with GODSPELL.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on January 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

This theater was owned by Martin Theatres from about 1979 (when the name was changed to South Hills Twin) until 1982. Carmike Cinemas took over in 1982, when they bought Martin Theatres; the Carmike name was first used in the Raleigh-Cary market in 1985. The South Hills Twin was closed in 1994 when the Blue Ridge Cinemas opened (Carmike also shuttered the Terrace Twin in Raleigh at the same time); the Blue Ridge became Carmike’s only discount house in Wake County and eventually their only discount theater in North Carolina.

raysson
raysson on August 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

It was also known as the Regency Theatres I & II