Greenwood Mall Cinemas

420 South Carolina 72 Bypass,
Greenwood, SC 29649

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Small little multiplex in a small one level mall. Been closed for quite awhile. The marquee is still in the front of the mall, but instead of movies playing; the mall is using it to advertise stores in the mall.

Operated by Carmike Cinemas, and located on State Highway 72, the Greenwood Mall Cinemas were most likely closed when Carmike built a 10 or 12 plex right up the road heading west. To be honest, this could be a triple, but I think it had four screens hopefully someone from that area can add or correct this if need be.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on March 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Apollo 1 and 2 is now a car dealership. They closed sometime after Cinema 10 opened in 2000. Cinema has been Dickinson since 2004.

The mall now has a new computer operated sign in front and got rid of the old theater sign.
Carmike Cinema closed at the mall in Summer 2000. The old location was torn down and is now parking for Sykes employees.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

thanks James,that old marquee was there longer than the Theatres.

GMNash
GMNash on March 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

The Apollo ½ and Cross Creek Cinemas were part of the Consolidated Theatres chain, definitely in the 1980’s and before. Carmike bought most of Consolidated’s screens in 1989, is how they acquired them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

Thanks GMNASH.Any info on Downtown Theatres in Greenwood?

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on August 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

You are welcome Mike. That marque stayed up for over 3 years after the theater closed and was finally changed in late 2009.

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on August 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

The 10 Screen Theater up the Bypass became REI Cinemas in June 2011 again and we are glad. I wish they would put that on here.

I only saw a few movies at the mall. I remember you had to buy tickets for Passion of the Christ days in advance. Runaway Jury was fuzzy through the whole movie.

Vardoon
Vardoon on October 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

This cinema did not close in 2000, it closed in 2005 or 2006. I worked at this cinema as a minimum-wage grunt in 2004. I remember watching the test showings of the Passion of the Christ and Return of the King. I remember splicing the films! The film machines were dinosaurs! There’s a reason this cinema shut down. Everything was too old. I loved working there though. I remember climbing that dangerous marquee and almost falling during a rainstorm! Good memories…

LarryG70
LarryG70 on May 10, 2013 at 3:50 am

I worked at the Apollo in the mid 70’s as a teen. Most fun I’ve ever had and I’m sorry to see it’s gone.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

HEARD THERE WAS another drive in in GREENWOOD from a local, HWY 25 Drive in.

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on October 31, 2013 at 5:02 am

Vardoon, you are absoulety correct. I should have looked closer when writing that post in 2011. The mall theater closed in Summer 2006, not 2000.

Mike Rogers, yes the drive in here is open. You can see double features there. .

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