Salisbury Mall Cinemas

1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard N,
Salisbury, NC 28144

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Salisbury Mall Cinemas

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The Salisbury Mall Cinemas opened on December 13, 1985 as a first-run theatre by Premiere Theatres. Initially a 3-screen theatre, it is located in the Salisbury Mall Shopping Center, and was the first multiplex to open in all of Salisbury and Rowan County. Three other screens opened in 1986. Later taken over by Cinemark Cinemas, it last operated as a second-run theatre under an independent company and closed in 2011. By 2013 it had reopened, but had closed by April 2014.

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raysson
raysson on May 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Opened around Christmas of 1985 as a three screen operation,and by early 1986 expanded into six screens making one of Salisbury’s largest multiplex cinemas,and the town’s only multiplex theatre in all of Rowan County. Originally showing first-run features and family films,the Salisbury Mall Cinemas was the place to see a great movie until 2000 when Cinemark Theatres built a huge 14-screen megaplex that gave this theatre some competition. By 2000 it was reduced to a discount movie house.

Kleesburg Theatres owns and operated the Salisbury Mall Cinemas as a discount house by showing second-run films at bargain prices.

Coate
Coate on May 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

The third screen could not have opened on December 13th since OUT OF AFRICA hadn’t yet been released.

raysson
raysson on May 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Information: The Salisbury Mall Cinemas originally opened on December 13,1985 as a three screen cinema,replacing the Rowan Plaza Twin(which became a discount movie house). The Salisbury Mall Cinemas opened as a three screen,but it was really a multiplex six screener(the other three screens would open in late January or early-February of 1986).

THE OPENING ATTRACTIONS FOR THE SALISBURY MALL CINEMAS:

Screen 1: Sylvester Stallone in “ROCKY IV”

Screen 2: Michael Douglas “JEWEL OF THE NILE”

Screen 3: Steve Guttenburg in “BAD MEDICINE”

Screens 4,5,and 6(Opened in January,1986)

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS: Robert Redford and Meryl Streep “OUT OF AFRICA”

Steven Spielburg’s “YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES”

raysson
raysson on May 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Coate: From the previous comment: The third screen could not have opened on December 13th since OUT OF AFRICA hadn’t yet been released.

OUT OF AFRICA was generally released on December 18th.
The Salisbury Mall Cinemas wouldn’t get the film until mid-January,so larger cities like Charlotte would get first venue,but Salisbury would get the film until later on.

Mmandarano
Mmandarano on November 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Apparently, this theater is closed indefinitely right now. An article from the November 5, 2013 Salisbury Post that a main sewer line has backed up in the building repeatedly over the past month, and efforts to get the problem under control through owner Namdar Realty Group of NYC have been unsuccessful.

There’s a sign supposedly on the cinema that says, “The Landlord has not responded to phone calls or letters, and there is no expectation that there will be any corrective action taken to resolve the sewage problems. So we have no choice but to CLOSE."

Hopefully, this can get worked out, would be a shame to lose another cinema for no good reason other than a lousy landlord.

raysson
raysson on November 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Micheal Coate:
OUT OF AFRICA was generally released on December 18,1985 in the larger cities of North Carolina. Salisbury Mall Cinemas didn’t get the film until mid-January of 1986.

raysson
raysson on November 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Mmandarano: Cinemark’s Tinseltown Cinemas is the only multiplex theater in Salisbury and the only operational one in all of Rowan County. Salisbury Mall Cinemas last operated as a second-run discount house before it closed in 2011.

Mmandarano
Mmandarano on November 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

raysson, they must have reopened at some point. Here’s the article from just 10 days ago (sorry I don’t know how to condense the link on this site): http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131104/SP01/131109870/0/SEARCH&slId=2

Mmandarano
Mmandarano on April 23, 2014 at 11:09 am

Drove by this cinema the other day. Nothing was on the marquee, should be marked as closed.

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