Four Seasons Cinemas

1300 7th Avenue E.,
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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StanMalone
StanMalone on December 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

Regarding the three managers listed in the overview, I probably worked for Keith Black. When UA took over Georgia Theatre in the mid 80’s they brought in a lot of their own people and Keith showed up a couple of years later as the DM. Got to be the same guy since he said he came to UA through Litchfield. He seemed like a pleasant enough person although as a projectionist I did not have much contact with him even though his office was next to the booth.

lindsaycarr
lindsaycarr on December 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

:( I was tagged in a short video of the demolition on Facebook. Sad…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

hope to have pictures of it on soon….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

well it was bulldozed down today………GONE….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2014 at 10:55 am

glad I snapped a few pictures, hope to have an article here if the local paper does a story…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

wow LINsAY, what a trooper, I know it hurts, you outta do what I did and make a special tribute on FACEBOOK, I did that with all the theatres I worked at, but boy reading what you wrote, wow, you went beyond the call of a theatre mgr, I thought Hendersonville could support a dollar house, but with digital that is out the door…I just got a call from my cousin RAY that they are tearing it down next week, he walked in soggy floors from a bad roof….so on, mold, it was a nice a showplace, pity the Carolina was torn down for a stinking bank, it should have been saved, but by judging the locals, I don’t think an arts group there even cared…sad..

lindsaycarr
lindsaycarr on October 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

I was the manager of this Theater for 6 months back in 2009 when EPIC had its doors open. I have to agree, the brothers who owned this theater did not want to put a dime into it, so they didn’t. It was quite sad.. When I first took it over, the popcorn machine was “broken”, so I was instructed to stop off at EPIC first thing every morning and pick up a trash bag full of their popcorn (always the previous nights popcorn) and fill my warmers. It was embarrassing! This lasted for about a week before I broke down and begged my father to come and fix it. I spent less than $20 for the parts he needed, and he had it working in less than 15 minutes. Then he fixed my broken water fountain. Then he fixed my clogged drains. It only got worse from that point on. There was such history in that old building, and it had such potential- but lacked the proper ownership and love that it needed. I was there when the AC broke, and could instantly tell I was going to have to just roll with it… the word HOT doesn’t begin to describe the inside of that building, or the disgust I felt when I was instructed to hang that “Please bring a fan” sign. I also remember being told I needed to do some outside clean up before the brothers came to see the place after I took it over. With no AC inside, I was outside pulling weeds, cleaning up the side of the building where the bums hung out, and cutting down a small tree (with a hand saw) that was blocking the marquee from being properly seen from SR64. INSANE! I did those things because I loved the four seasons. I loved the old equipment in the booth.. Building the movies onto a giant reel, working with the old wall mounts… Definitely the oldest equipment I’ve ever used to date. My final straw was when I lost my cleaning lady. They paid her $20 a day to come and clean, and expected her to stay “a couple hours”. She was a sweet woman, but ultimately, you get what you pay for. Once she quit, I was told I was the new cleaning person, and I would not be getting the $20 a day… That didn’t last long. Despite the lack of time and TLC the owners refused to put into that theater, It was still a favorite of mine. When the equipment was operating properly, and the 2 staff members showed up, and it wasn’t 90 degrees outside, and we had working CC machines, and a cleaning lady, and a popcorn machine, and the bums weren’t attempting to come in the building, it was heaven inside.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I only knew Mike Rogers because it was in the local paper. Also Mike, the info above needs to be corrected, it was taken over by Epic theaters and turned into a discount house after Epic opened the multiplex up the road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 20, 2014 at 5:17 am

wow, thanks, you would think my cousin up there would have told me this….

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Pardee hospital has purchased the property for their use as a walk in clinic.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

still standing after last report….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm

when it is finally torn down will report it…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm

just got a call from my cousin Ray, seems the Hendersonville Police called him to inform him a large tarp was reported blowing off the roof. Now Ray had been gone for years and the place as been closed for years,He had no idea how they ended up calling him, I figured one of the cops must have remembered him as manager.Well, it wasn’t a tarp, but a whole section of the rubber roof coating flapping in the wind.. the landlord told Ray they will probably tear old four plex down,,,soon.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

last i heard the whole theatre maybe torn down, might already be,for a road i think…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

My cousin hopes to get the key from the landlord and go back in his old theatre,he feels Mold and Mildew will really be bad,he just wants to see what EPIC THEATRES took out when they closed it. Told him to take pictures.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Last i heard Still empty.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

STripped and Empty,probably see a wrecking ball,not really in a good location for anything.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

thanks Shaina and Chuck.She should have snapped a picture of the Road marquee,if it is still standing.I bet my Cousin had boxes of 35mm Trailers.I guess he dumped them since All i got were the one-sheets.I think I did get a couple of 007 Trailers.Can’t do much with them but roll out and look at the frames.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Before they closed it,My cousin drove down with a VAN FULL OF ONE-SHEETS.They are all in my Basement and Attic.Only a few I wanted,But I saved them from the Dump.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

By the way Mike Very Good intro on this theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

Thanks for the photos Nick.Great shot of Mike.And what a great name for a Cinema.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

when I first went in that booth I had only seen Platters,not reels on the walls.It was different,for sure.Ray ended up servicing all the Regal Cinemas in that area when Projection problems arose.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on February 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Here are some photos:
Exterior of building showing entrance & concessions:
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Interior of cinema 2 (note foot already on back of new seats):
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Manager Ray Rogers and Mike Rogers in booth:
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Projector and reels all set to go…it’s showtime!
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

RIPSIN, I am working a history on the SKYLAND ARTS CINEMA in Hendersonville.Hopefully, you will be able to comment on this Art theatre which opened when the CAROLINA 1 and 2 were sold for a bank.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm

By bad do you mean what Ray was saying Mold growing everywhere.I saw a few movies there and watching what few films i saw the picture and sound were good as any theatre i had seen movies in.