Mall 1 and 2 Theatres

1-3 S. Tunnel Road,
Asheville, NC 28805

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raysson
raysson on May 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Opened on July 4, 1975 under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

Auditorium 1 was the largest with 379 seats

Auditorium 2 seating capacity was 352

Total seating capacity 731

raysson
raysson on May 11, 2014 at 6:41 am

On the marquee at the MALL THEATRES 1 AND 2: June 22,1979…..“ALIEN” in DOLBY STEREO Special additional late show Friday and Saturday!!! Sorry, No Plitt Advanced Ticket Specials or Passes Accepted for this feature. Please attend our Matinees! Avoid the crowds….Plenty of free parking within the Asheville Mall!!!

Due to the extreme content of this picture,we strongly advised that NO ONE Under 17 will not be admitted and must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian for this picture.

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

The showing of Steven Spielburg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK broke all boxoffice attendance records for this theatre becoming the highest grossing film in Asheville when it came out in 1981.

Spielburg’s “E.T.” had the lines snaked around Asheville Mall when it came out as well breaking all boxoffice attendance records in 1982 becoming the highest grossing film for that theatre.

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

By 1997…the Mall Twin was reduced to a discount dollar house with all seats for all shows just $1.00 under Carmike Cinemas…..I have the ad for the 1-1-98 showings at the Mall Twin…..it closed in June of that year due to expansion and renovation of the Asheville Mall.

MALL TWIN AT ASHEVILLE MALL: 1-1-1998
“Air Force” with Harrison Ford-Rated R
“In and Out” with Demi Moore-Rated PG 13

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Owners:

1975-1979 ABC Southeastern Theatres

1979-1986 Plitt Southern Theatres

1986-1991 Cineplex Odeon Corporation

1991-1998 Carmike Cinemas

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

More blockbusters that got first-run at this theatre: “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”-Harrison Ford-(6-12-1981)

“E.T.”-First-run showing in DOBLY STEREO(6-11-1982)

“THE BLUES BROTHERS”-With John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm

More blockbusters that got first-run at this theatre: “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”-Harrison Ford-(6-12-1981)

“E.T.”-First-run showing in DOBLY STEREO(6-11-1982)

“THE BLUES BROTHERS”-With John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd

raysson
raysson on September 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

The Mall 1 and 2 Theatres were constructed by Wil-Kin and Six Associates Incorporated. This was the last of the twin ULTRAVISION theatres that were built. The Mall 1 and 2 Theatres(under ABC Southeastern Theatres)opened to the public on July 4,1975(the Independence Day holiday)with the premiere attractions for its official grand opening……

MALL THEATRE 1: Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in “SHAMPOO” also starring Goldie Hawn and Jack Warden
Rated R

MALL THEATRE 2: Ann Margret and Jack Nicholson along with Roger Daltrey in “TOMMY” also starring Tina Turner. Rated PG….special late show for this feature on Friday and Saturday nights at Midnight.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 3, 2012 at 1:23 am

Any one that worked for PLITT or ABC theatres is invited to the REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRE page on FACEBOOK,or if you just liked a certain Plitt Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2010 at 1:30 am

More Movies that played at the Mall 1 and 2.

The Chosen {omen rip-off with Kirk Douglas who outta know better.}
An Unmarried Woman
Candleshoe {Disney,with Jodie Foster}
Here come the Tigers {Bad News Bears rip-off}

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2010 at 1:29 am

More Movies that played at the Mall 1 and 2.

The Chosen {omen rip-off with Kirk Douglas who outta know better.}
An Unmarried Woman
Candleshoe {Disney,with Jodie Foster}
Here come the Tigers {Bad News Bears rip-off}

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 3, 2010 at 2:27 am

The Mall 1 and 2 are gone. due mall expansion.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 1, 2010 at 2:10 am

Cineplex bought out Plitt theatres,but i had already jumped ship for GCC.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 1, 2010 at 1:47 am

Owners:

1990-1995 Cineplex Odeon Corporation (U.S.)?

1995-1998 Carmike Cinemas?

More info plus photos?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

Yes.It was an ABC Southeastern Theatre like the Terrace,then a Plitt theatre.I have no idea who got it from Plitt, UA,maybe.

raysson
raysson on June 21, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Was this called Asheville Mall 1 & 2 aka Mall 1 & 2 Theatres at Asheville Mall?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I want to think it is because that has to be the old mall.Be great to get Neal to add to the Mall 1 and 2 Theatres.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Mike
IS this the theater that is still standing behind the Innis Brook Mall? If it is Neal the current manager of the Fine Arts was the manager there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 21, 2010 at 3:01 am

The very hardcore movie “CRUISING” with warning labels on the one-sheets along with the R rating opens at the Mall 1 and 2 and like other Plitt theatres in the region it dies a quick death staying on some screens only 2 to 3 weeks.Unheard of for a Al Pacino film.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

More movies at the Mall 1 and 2 theatres in Asheville Mall Nov.20 1977 sees “OH,GOD” and “BOBBY DEARFIELD” playing. May 23 1982,the Mall 1 and 2 Theatres are back to lousy films like “KILL SQUAD” which probably would have played better at a Drive-in,and Pia Zadora and Orson Welles in The R-rated “BUTTERFLY” June 13,1982 and the Mall theatres are playing “PORKY’S” and “BLOOD WEDDING” with free refreshments! Anything to sell a ticket? As stupid as “PORKY’S” was it was going on a ten week run![the free refreshments were for the movie"BLOOD WEDDING]

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Mall 1 and 2 did play Disney’s Classic space movie “THE BLACK HOLE” with $2.00 bargin admission before 2:30. Also the bookers did okay with placing"KRAMER VS. KRAMER" at the Mall. Jan.13.1980.