Cinema Rooms

1175 Orangeburg Mall Circle,
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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Frightnight342001
Frightnight342001 on August 18, 2013 at 8:41 am

The original single screen was split in the 70s, and the third screen was in a brand new auditorium added on to the existing building. Before the addition of the third screen, the theater was called the “Cinema Twin,” but that may have just been the name bestowed upon it by the locals! I don’t remember what it was called before the initial split. Whereas the theater is still used today, sadly it is not for showing movies anymore. It is used for events and parties and bridal showers, etc. All of the theater equipment was removed prior to the beginning of the party business, but who knows? If one were to look deeper in the back rooms and closets and old hiding spaces of the place, there may be some old cinema relics left! :)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Good old CARMIKE Cinemas.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

AKA:

CINEMA.

Owners:

1975-1982 Martin Theaters
1982=2000 Carmike Cinemas

2 cinemas in the late 1970’s.
3 cinemas in the late 1980’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Thanks Joe, you answered my Question.Cinema III, one screen makes alot of sense.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

This theater opened as the Cinema III in 1969, and was originally built for a small circuit called Winyah Bay Theatres. The target date for opening was July 1, according to an item in Boxoffice of March 17, 1969.

The 550-seat house was a deluxe single-screener, despite the name Cinema III. The company also operated a Cinema I and the Sumter Theatre in Sumter and the Astro Theatre in Greenville. With the exception of the older Sumter Theatre, all these houses were designed by architects Hiller & Associates. The Cinema III was equipped with an Ultra-Vision screen and 70mm projection.

Boxoffice of July 12, 1976, said that a second auditorium would be added to the Cinema III in Orangeburg. At that time the house was being operated by Martin Theatres. I’ve been unable to discover when the third screen was added, or whether it was in another new auditorium or if one of the first two auditoriums was split.