Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.

675 Merrimon Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28804

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raysson
raysson on January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

I have the original ads for the grand opening of the Merrimon Twin Theatre from December 21,1973.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Also, per first comment by Arx on November 30, 2012, we’re missing the aka Two Moons Brew and View. The last line of the description also needs to be changed. Beerinator says that Two Moons opened in 1998 and changed its name to Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. in 1999. Pubcrawler still has this page, placing Two Moons at the theater’s address, and the earliest customer review dates from October, 1998. This theater has been a movie and beer joint for about fifteen years.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on March 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Informtaion needs to be updated this is a single screen theater not a twin.

Arx
Arx on November 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Honestly, I don’t really care. Name it as you wish.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I agree Chuck. It’s the same as what used to be Lowes Astor PLaza in nYC is now under the Best Buy theater showing aka

Arx
Arx on November 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Chuck and Mike. This article is about the former “Merrimon Twin” which existed at this same location years ago. That theater closed down. A different theater/business opened later under the name “Two Moons Brew and View” in 1998. The current Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co is the third theater to open there. If you want to start a separate entry for AP&B, feel free. This entry is for the former Merrimon Twin.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Information above needs to be corrected. It is not a twin it is a single screen theater and it has been open ever since I moved here which was 2004.It was a twin when it was the Merrimon Twin

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

THE EXORCIST played at this theatre in March of 1974. It was at the time the highest grossing flick for that theatre until JAWS surpassed it on June 20,1975 making it not only the highest grossing film for that theatre,but it broke all boxoffice attendance records in Asheville bringing in record crowds during its run.

Not to mention the original STAR WARS played here as well at the Merrimon…breaking all boxoffice attendance records and became the highest grossing film for that theatre……..

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

The Merrimon Twin Theatre opened on December 21,1973 by Irwin and Fuller Theatres. It was also known as the Merrimon North and South Theatres. The premiere attraction for the grand opening of the Merrimon Twin Theatres was Walt Disney’s animated feature ROBIN HOOD that played on two screens for one week.

The following week,the Merrimon South section opened on December 28,1973 with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in PAPILLON that played to capacity crowds.

THE COMING ATTRACTIONS TO THE MERRIMON NORTH & SOUTH:

Paul Newman and Robert Redford in THE STING

Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn along with Lee J. Cobb in the biggest movie event of the year THE EXORCIST

Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss in AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

This theatre is still open as the Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company which is a movie theatre with dining.

http://www.ashevillebrewing.com

Arx
Arx on April 11, 2011 at 1:02 am

I remember watching Rocky III here. The line to get in went down the side of the building all the way past the back of the theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

“THE JERK” on it’s Fourth week. and “THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN” is going on three weeks.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Movies that Played at the Merrimon Twin:
Harper Valley P.T.A. {long run}
Omen II
House Calls
American Graffiti {in Dolby sound for the first time} {added scenes}

The Greek Tycoon
The Cheap Detective
Seven Beauties {Asheville Arts Council booked it}

They also had P.T.A summer kid shows for $2.00

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

Hard to believe it played in two twin theatres unless they were tiny theatres,but in those days Twin theatres were pretty decent size.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 3, 2010 at 5:57 am

I think it must have been Disney’s animated version of Robin Hood that opened the Merrimon Twins. 1973 was the year it was released.

raysson
raysson on June 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

Was that the animated Disney feature ROBIN HOOD that was the opening attraction at the Merrimon in 1973? Showing in two auditoriums?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

On January 21, 1974, Boxoffice reported that the Irvin-Fuller circuit’s Merrimon Twins had opeend on December 21, 1973, with “Robin Hood” the initial feature in both auditoriums.

Owners Sam Irvin and Jack Fuller had been operating theaters for over 20 years, and the opening of the Merrimon Twins brought the total number of screens in the Irvin-Fuller circuit to 14, with locations in Asheville, Columbia, and Spartanburg. The circuit also operated the Plaza I and II in downtown Asheville.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 28, 2010 at 11:10 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

675 MERRIMON AVENUE.

Open 1980-1995?

Owners:

1980 Irvin-Fuller Theaters?

1985-1995 Carolina Cinemas Corp. (Roth Theaters)?

More info and photos?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

“DAMNATION ALLEY” opens with a sensational 360 degree stereo sound with included hanging extra speakers on the theatre walls.“FIRST LOVE” is playing on the screen in the summer of 1977.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

“CHARIOTS OF FIRE” was ending a nice run at the Merrimon. May 23. 1982.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

August 7 1977 “STAR WARS” is still running strong with a special Late Show Fri-Sat at 11:45pm. sadly on the other screen is very weak Robby Benson film “ONE ON ONE”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

mikeoaklandpark,haven’t been to Asheville in awhile.hopefully some folks up there can answer that.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Is this where Asheville Pizza and Brew Cinema is now located?