University Cinemas 6

8925 J. M. Keynes Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28262

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University Cinemas 6

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University Cinemas was located across HWY 29/N. Tryon from UNCC and was operated by Carmike Cinemas. At first a thriving theater that premiered many top art films and high grossing blockbusters. In fact, when “Top Gun” opened, the studio split the costs of attaching half of a real jet and crumbling bricks to the outside of the building to give the effect of a jet flying through the theatre.

Unfortunately, the combination of poor management, rough-housing employees and over all lack of care for the theater would close it down in 1998. It sat empty for about a year before the property owner literally cut the lobby and theaters in half to form small shops and more parking.

The only evidence of this theater can be found in the boot operator’s door that leads too…?

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I have some in front of the screen if Nick wants to put them on.Funny thing,when we took pictures we always got in the picture.We never thought anyone else even cared about closed theatres,had we known so,maybe we would have kept our ugly mugs out of the shot.LOL.

mfelsher on February 28, 2011 at 4:02 am

Saw HOME ALONE here and the crowd had a blast. That movie came outta nowhere that Christmas Season and just blew the box office doors down.

Nice theatre over all, but I just remember that it was placed in a real tight spot in the middle of a very busy shopping center, and that parking was a nightmare and a half, and just getting into the shopping center was also a pain. This was before the whole area was developed into retail hell.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Yes,very limited parking.

NightHawk1 on March 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I remember this theater advertising in the Charlotte Observer as the University Place Cinemas (pre-Carmike) and University Place 6 (Carmike). The theater was owned prior to Carmike by Consolidated Theatres (1987-1989). Before 1987 the University Place was co-owned with the Queen Park and Tryon Mall Cinemas.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Judging from Google Earth — it looks like the building that WAS at this address was torn down and something new put in its place. Does the shell of the building still stand?

raysson on September 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

This was known as the UNIVERSITY PLACE CINEMA 6 that opened under Charlotte-based Consolidated Theatres on August 2,1985. Carmike Cinemas acquired this theatre in 1990 after it bought out Consolidated Theatres. Carmike reduced it to a discount dollar house when it closed in 1998.

raysson on September 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I have the original ads from the grand opening that was advertise in the Charlotte Observer on August 2,1985. The grand opening attractions for the opening of the University Place 6 were

1-“Follow The Bird”

2-“The Emerald Forest”

3-“Prizzi’s Honor”

4-“The Goonies”-Charlotte’s only presentation in 70MM

5-“Fright Night”

6-“Weird Science”

The Coming Attractions?

“Back To The Future”

“Big Top Pee Wee”

raysson on September 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I have found the original ads for the opening of the University Place 6. If you need to see them,please e-mail me at

raysson on September 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Speaking of Steven Spielburg’s THE GOONIES it was the only theatre in the state and the only Charlotte cinema that presented it in 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo. Ad for August 2,1985

raysson on September 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Opened on August 2, 1985 under Consolidated Theatres.

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