Center Theatre 1 & 2

1229 Hargett Street,
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2015 at 3:24 am

The Center Theatre was listed in the 1963 city directory.

NightHawk1 on September 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm

The Center Theatre looks like it was built mid-to-late 1950s, a few years after the Iwo Jima; from aerial views it resembles a backwards version of Fayetteville’s Bragg Theatre. The Center was Jacksonville’s first suburban indoor cinema, followed by both the Cardinal and Northwoods theaters in 1969.

kingchimp on August 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Yes, it was built before mid 60’s. I’m not sure, but I’d say 61' or 62'. I remember my sister standing in line (which stretched around the theater) for the Beatles' “Help” in 1965. I had already been going there with my buddies and sat in our row on the right hand side, 5 rows from the front. We went there for the Saturday morning matinees. That was early 1960’s.

NightHawk1 on February 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

This theater may have been built earlier than the mid-1960s. New River Shopping Center opened in 1952.