Greenwood Mall Cinemas

420 South Carolina 72 Bypass,
Greenwood, SC 29649

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Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on October 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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. .

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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

LarryG70
LarryG70 on May 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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.

Vardoon
Vardoon on October 11, 2011 at 6:47 am

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…

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on August 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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.

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on August 2, 2011 at 5:07 am

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Thanks GMNASH.Any info on Downtown Theatres in Greenwood?

GMNash
GMNash on March 29, 2011 at 4:46 am

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 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

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

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on March 13, 2011 at 10:24 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 August 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thanks Chuck.I saw the Apollo 1 and 2 I think years ago.Think it was located on a big Hill.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Thanks Bob,Guess they were trying to facelift the old Mall,hence the name change.Hwy 72 should put you right by the mall it is the way I go to 1-26 bypassing Columbia.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

420 SOUTH CAROLINA 72 BYPASS

Highway 72 dosen’t locate the mall. The mall is now called Crosscreek Mall.

Anyone have more info or photos?