University Cinemas 6

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

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raysson on September 22, 2014 at 11:39 am

Opened on August 2, 1985 under Consolidated Theatres.

raysson on September 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

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 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

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 11:25 am

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 11:14 am

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.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

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?

NightHawk1 on March 28, 2012 at 7:38 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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Yes,very limited parking.

mfelsher on February 28, 2011 at 2:02 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 February 13, 2011 at 5:01 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.

TLSLOEWS on February 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for posting Nick.

Nunzienick on February 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Mike & Nick exploring the closed University 6 in the hall by the booth and concessions:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

I SAW the Jet UaGirl wrote about in the intro.Think i even took a picture.That was a nice section of Charlotte in those days.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

You said it all business in a large city.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Got to visit the UNIVERSITY 6 Cinemas after it was gutted.Back Exit door was open and I went in with Nick to Explore.Nothing really to see.took a few pictures and left. As mentioned above,, in a beautiful location for Charlotte.

raysson on February 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

University Place was owned and operated by Carmike Cinemas. Carmike also operated other theatres in the Charlotte area: The Capri and Town and Country Cinemas.

University Place was never operated under General Cinema Theatres.

General Cinema Theatres owned and operated:
Charlottetowne Mall Cinemas I-II-III-IV
Eastland Mall Cinemas I-II-III
Southpark Mall Cinemas I-II-III(aka Southpark Mall Cinemas 1 & 2)
Tower Place Cinemas Eight

NCJames on January 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

University Place was never operated by General Cinemas.

ncmark on December 4, 2008 at 6:16 am

This theater opened in April ‘86.