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ADDRESS:435 North Berkeley Blvd.Goldsboro, NC 27534
NightHawk1 and piecesoftheater: Recently I found the original ad for the grand opening of the Eastgate Cinema. Pieces is right…..The Eastgate Cinema in Goldsboro at the time of its opening was the town’s only indoor suburban theater that was an alternative to the Downtown movie houses in Goldsboro(The Paramount, The Center,and The Wayne)and it’s drive-in theatres (The Waco Drive-In). The Eastgate Cinema was a single screen theatre that had a seating capacity of 590. The Eastgate Cinema was twinned in 1977(where the original auditorium was split into two sections creating shoebox size auditoriums with smaller screens bringing the seating capacity to 295 seats in both auditoriums)a year after the opening of the Berkeley Mall Cinema 1 & 2.
I have the ad for the grand opening of the Eastgate Cinema in Goldsboro. E-mail at
Eastgate Cinema was twinned sometime after the Berkeley Cinema 1 & 2 opened in 1976. I remember seeing “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” listed on the Eastgate’s marquee in 1978; no other title was on the marquee. Berkeley Cinema added a third screen about this time, and the Center and Paramount theaters downtown were still showing movies as well. I believe it was a twin by the end of 1979.
I remember Eastgate Cinema as a kid growing up. During this time you either went to the Paramount or Eastgate. The teenagers hanging at the malls on weekends would walk over to the Cinema to watch a movie especially when the mall was closing. The building was vacant for several years before it was demolished. The parking lot remain and now being used during the summer someone selling shaved ice snow cones.
I was stationed at SJAFB 69-70. Was able to work a few shifts at this theater when it was a single screen. It was a nice theater with mag/stereo at the time. They showed WOODSTOCK here and my room mate and I stayed here all day to watch it. I had to leave early evening to pull a booth shift on base at the base theater then came back later to pick up my room mate.
The above info isn’t quite correct. Eastgate was opened as a single screen and was later split into two. It remained a two screen until it was closed. After closing, the building was turned into a Napa auto parts store. A few years later, the building was demolished. At this time, the lot is still vacant.