Litchfield Cinema 4

2132 Goforth Avenue,
Gastonia, NC 28054

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Litchfield Cinema 4

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Opened in 1990 as another one of the chain of theatres owned and operated by Fairlane-Litchfield Corporation. By the mid-1990’s it was acquired by United Artists Theatres, who owned and operated the Litchfield 4 until its closing in 2000.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

This is the address that Cinematour gives for the Litchfield. 2132 Goforth Avenue.

GMNash
GMNash on March 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Fairlane-Litchfield Corp sold most of their screens to United Artists in the mid-late 1980’s. Their corporate management began operating and rebuilding a new company called Litchfield Theatres LTD, going in to markets they had not been in… Nashville, the Atlanta area, and Florida, and a few other locations. I worked for them, helping to open the Courtyard 8 in November of 1988.

Foster McKissack was the main man at the Litchfield organization. Ulmer Eady was head of operations. Originally located in Easley, SC… the operation later moved to Litchfield’s resort on the SC coast, Litchfield By The Sea.

McKissack was killed in a plane accident at the small airport there. The plane overshot, and landed in the ocean. I was told his body was never recovered. Shortly after that, Litchfield’s screens were bought by Regal… who also later bought United Artists.

McKissack would whip out his white gloves when he came to one of his theatres for a visit. And, yes, he used them.

So why isn’t Litchfield listed in the ‘chains’ listing?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Litchfield may be added when these pages are updated GM.Thanks for adding this info.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

Thanks GMNash,interesting story I somehow missed.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

It appears that Google Earth shows this location is demolished.

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