Asheville West Twin Theatre

201 Barber Boulevard,
Asheville, NC 28806

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Asheville West Twin Theatre

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Located in the Ingles Shopping Center, the Asheville West Twin Theatre was a Irvin-Fuller Theatre, a nice size theatre chain in the Carolinas. The Asheville West Theatre was just your standard twin screen theatre, nothing really great and one would think some lesser films would find the Asheville West Twin Theatre as a home. Horrible films such as: "Guyana Cult of the Damned" and "Roller Boogie" would show while better films were on the other screen."Going In Style" with George Burns played almost two months there. Then a cheap drive-in type movie would be booked such as "It’s Not the Size That Matters"

It wasn’t all bad, as Disney’s "Bambi" had a nice run as did "Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan" both playing at the same time.

All Irvin-Fuller theatres had $3.00 a seat for matinees starting before 6:00pm. Except on Mondays when for some strange reason the whole chain had no Matinees.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Don’t have any. I just submitted the Plitt MAll 1 and 2 theatres in Asheville on CT.Have a few Drive-ins also to do if no one else in Asheville will do them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

May 23. 1982 Another in the list of B-pictures opens at the Asheville west Twin theatre, “FIGHTING BACK” a cheap Death Wish rip -off.Also on the other Screen was “THE ROAD WARRIOR”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Asheville West Twin Theatre picks up “STAR WARS” from the Merrimon Twin Theatre going on its 23rd Week! The other Theatre was playing “KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE” rated R.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm

March 5 1978 and Mel Brooks hits town with “HIGH ANXIETY” rated PG.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 29, 2010 at 5:50 am

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

201 BARBER BOULEVARD.

Shopping Center address gave two locations.

Open 1980-1995?

Owners:

1980 Irvin-Fuller Theaters?

1985-1995 Carolina Cinemas Corp (Roth Theaters)?

“got info?”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Movies that played at the Asheville West

Harper Valley P.T.A. {picked it up from Merrimon Twin after a long run}

If ever I see you Again
Grease {Asheville First run]
Bad News Bears Go To Japan {Tony Curtis,stars}
Crossed Swords

Arx
Arx on April 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

This theater was in a shopping center that is still in existence. There is an Ingles grocery store and an “Asiana Grand Buffet” across the parking lot. As you drive into the shopping center and look to the left, you can see where the theater was due to the raised roof in the back to accommodate the screens and projection booths. For some reason I think I remember seeing either “The Empire Strikes Back” or “Return of the Jedi” there.

Arx
Arx on April 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

er—that’s “look to the right” – not left.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

thanks Arx,please add more Asheville stories.

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