Crown Cinemas at Hickory Plaza
577 U.S. Highway 70,
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This theatre opened on May 2, 1975 as the Crown Cinemas I & II under Fairlane-Litchfield Theatres with a seating capacity of 800 (the largest auditorium in Cinema I seated 600, while the auditorium in Cinema II seated 200). It was Hickory’s first-ever indoor twin theatres with plenty of front door free parking. The opening attractions for the grand opening of the Crown Cinema I & II were on Cinema I was “The Godfather:Part II”. Cinema II showed “Doc Savage” with the coming attractions “Earthquake!”, “Death Race 2000”, and “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”.
By June 17, 1976, it expanded from two to four screens and it was renamed the Crown Cinemas I-II-III-IV under Litchfield Theatres (Auditoriums III and IV seated 300 and 150) with the grand opening premiere showings of “A Small Town In Texas”, and “Wild A Ride Pony” along with was showing on Cinema I “Ode To Billy Joe”, and on Cinema II “Eat My Dust” with the coming attractions “The Missouri Breaks”, “The Creature From The Black Lake”, and “The Omen”.
By 1988, the Crown Cinemas was bought by United Artists Theatres after its acquisition of Litchfield Theatres where it expanded from four to six screens and was renamed the Crown Cinemas VI under United Artists with (both new auditoriums seated 185 each). United Artists held operations for the Crown Cinemas until its closing in 2003. It has been demolished.
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