Litchfield Cinemas

301 N. Berkeley Boulevard,
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Opened on December 16, 1983 as one of the first multiplex cinemas in Goldsboro that was owned and operated by Fairlane-Litchfield Corporation, which also operated several movie theatres throughout the Carolinas during the 1970’s and part of the 1980’s.

The theatre was located on Berkeley Boulevard near the Goldsboro Promenade and not very far from the Berkeley Mall. Fairlane-Litchfield operated the Litchfield 4 from 1985 until 1991. In the mid-1990’s two extra screens were added.

In 1991, Fairlane-Litchfield folded and from there was acquired by United Artists Theatres until 2002. Regal Cinemas took over the Litchfield Cinemas' operations until its closing in 2005.

Contributed by raymond

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ronniemayo
ronniemayo on July 16, 2012 at 12:35 am

The location where Ashley Furniture is now located is the exact location where Litchfield was at. I remember when the movie theatre was built. It was a very nice theatre and suprised it closed. It was the newest theatre in Goldsboro at this time. The last time I remember seeing a movie there was in 1989. Then it closed and sit for many years abandoned before it was demolished.

raysson
raysson on July 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Opened on December 16,1983 as Goldsboro’s newest theatre and the first quad screen cinema East of Raleigh under Litchfield Theatres.

The opening attractions were:

Al Pacino in SCARFACE [ID required]

Jack Nicholson in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Irene Cara and Mr. T. in DC CAB

raysson
raysson on September 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Opened on December 16,1983 under Litchfield Theatres as the Litchfield Cinema 4. Expanded from 4 to 6 screens by the mid-1990’s in order to compete with the neighborhood cinemas like the Eastgate Twin and the Berkeley Mall 4.

raysson
raysson on October 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

By the mid-1990’s this theatre expanded from four to six screens in order to compete with the neighboring theatres like Berkeley Mall Cinema 4 and the Eastgate Twin Theatres(which at the time was showing second-run films at discount prices in order to stay afloat under Carmike Cinemas)on that stretch of Berkeley Boulevard. By the early-2000’s,this theatre got muscled out of the competition when UGC-Premiere Theatres built a huge 12-screen multiplex cinema with digital sound and all stadium seating located on the opposite side of Goldsboro that put this theatre out of business by 2002.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 25, 2013 at 12:46 am

raysson, “UGC-Premiere” ? UGC (Union générale cinématographique) is based in France and has no cinemas outside of Europe.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on October 25, 2013 at 1:40 am

Litchfield operated a small 6 plex in Raleigh, North Carolina called Mission Valley. It was very nice but later United Artists Theatres took it over!!

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on October 25, 2013 at 2:04 am

DavidDymond: The Mission Valley Cinemas in Raleigh opened as an independent twin and were later bought by Fairlane-Litchfield (later simply Litchfield). Litchfield expanded Mission Valley to five screens and it has been only five screens since, neither UA nor Ambassador have added a sixth screen. Rivest266: The owner of the Premiere Theatres 12 in Goldsboro is UEC (United Entertainment Corp.), not UGC. UEC also owns multiplexes in Kinston and Rocky Mount, NC.

adamwork
adamwork on January 15, 2014 at 2:39 am

can anybody tell me the name of the song that would play at the beginninng when the litchfield beach scene would play for a little while and would display the logo? i have been trying to find that song since 1989

raysson
raysson on May 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

David Dymond and NightHawk1: The Mission Valley Cinemas in Raleigh opened as an twin theater under Fairlane-Litchfield(later simply Litchfield)in 1973,and 10 years later Litchfield expanded the Mission Valley from two to five screens,and it has been five screens since. Neither UA(United Artists) nor Ambassador have added a sixth screen. The only six-screener that United Artists had in Raleigh was the Imperial Cinemas in Cary.

As for the Litchfield Cinemas in Goldsboro,it opened under Litchfield Theatres as a four-screen operation around Christmas of 1983,and later on was brought out by United Artists in 1991 which in turned expanded this theatre from four to six screens. Regal kept this theatre as a six screener until it closed in 2005.

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on July 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

The fifth and sixth screens of this cinema were added sometime after “Showgirls” played here in 1995; at the time “Showgirls” ran here it was known as the UA Cinema 4. The final name of this cinema was UA Cinema 6, as Regal did/does not use its own name simultaneously with the United Artists brand on any of its cinemas (unlike AMC and its former Loews locations – now AMC Loews).

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