Tryon Mall 4

4500 North Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28213

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raysson
raysson on February 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

On the marquee for the re-opening of the Tryon Mall Theatres I & II on December 21,1974……

TRYON MALL CINEMA I-“EARTHQUAKE!”-Rated “PG”

TRYON MALL CINEMA II-“FREEBIE AND THE BEAN”-Rated “R”

raysson
raysson on February 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

FYI: Charlotte was absent from the state of the art format SENSURROUND system for the Tryon Mall 1 & 2 showing of the film “EARTHQUAKE!” that originally opened on December 21,1974.

The SENSURROUND system was in two theatre in the state of North Carolina that had it for it’s showing of the film EARTHQUAKE!

Raleigh: State

Greensboro: Cinema

**Charlotte was absent from getting SENSURROUND since it was only available in select cities.

planetcadillac
planetcadillac on December 2, 2013 at 6:40 am

There was a movie theater that closed in the 1990s that was located next to Tryon Mall (now Asian Corner) but was located in a building that is now tucked behind a laundromat/dry cleaners. It was accessed via the Sugar Creek side of the mall near the intersection with Raleigh St.

raysson
raysson on November 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Scott Neff;

Multi-Cinemas corporation was basically a separate entity from American Multi-Cinemas(AMC Theatres).

Multi-Cinemas based in Charlotte was a subsidiary with Consolidated Theatres,also based in Charlotte. Multi-Cinemas at one time not only operated the Tryon Mall,but also the Queen Park Cinemas on South Blvd., and the University Place Cinemas 6. During the mid-1980’s,the Tryon Mall became a second-run discount house under Multi-Cinemas,while The Queen Park and the University Place were first-run movie houses until the mid-1990’s when the Tryon Mall closed and the Queen Park and University Place became second-run theatres.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

By Multi-Cinemas — do you mean American Multi-Cinemas (AMC) operated this theatre for a time?

raysson
raysson on November 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

For the record, Plitt Southern Theatres closed the Tryon Mall 4 in 1984. Multi-Cinemas took over the operations of the Tryon Mall that same year when they turned this cinema into a second-run discount movie house with reduced admission until its closing in 1996.

Cineplex Odeon NEVER operated this theatre. Plitt closed it before long Cineplex Odeon was about to take over the remaining Plitt Theatres in the greater Charlotte area including the Park Terrace.

raysson
raysson on July 31, 2013 at 8:21 am

Mike, The original SUPERMAN movie played here on December 15,1978 at Tryon Mall in DOBLY STEREO when this theatre was under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

raysson
raysson on May 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Mike,

Both JAWS and JAWS II played here at the Tryon Mall first-run when this theatre was under ABC Southeastern Theatres and later Plitt Southern Theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

“JAWS II” played here,any old Plitt Employee,go to Remembering Plitt Theatres on Facebook, it is there for you.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

Tryon Mall Twin was a nice place when ABC and Plitt had it.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 24, 2010 at 9:33 am

Here are my pictures from December 2010.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on December 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I was there for the opening of the Tryon Mall that Mark in NC references Feb. 7, 2010 – it was exciting to go to a new theatre and go back to school and tell everyone about it. But that’s another movie I remember little about.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on December 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Yep – pretty bad – I remember Charlton (well, his character) rolling down a mountain fighting somebody and that’s about it. By the way, back up there at raysson’s comment on June 18 – Jaws never played at the Capri (Jaws II might have).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2010 at 10:54 am

I have always wanted to see “MOUNTAIN MEN” is it that bad.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on November 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Shook Charlton Heston’s hand in the lobby of this theatre as he toured with his forgettable film “The Mountain Men” (1980) – but what a gentleman (and handsome too)! Saw “Jaws” here – blew me away, there had never been a film like that before! (well, at least not for me) Also met David Carradine at the Tryon Mall Theatre but can’t remember the name of the film…must have really been a forgettable one…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Oh,they forgot to send a reel back when they tore down “JAWS II” and John kept it for months finally giving it to me,I passed it on to the projectionist at the IMPERIAL in Augusta,don’t know what Bill did with it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I know “JAWS II” played there my friend John Mackey was managing it.He had a projectionist there I think in his 80’s when I visited,don’t know how he managed those large 35mm reels.

raysson
raysson on June 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

JAWS was one of the several theatres in North Carolina that released the film during its initial release on June 20, 1975.

It did played here at the Tryon Mall Cinema when it a twin theatre.

It was however re-released later on that year at either the Capri or the Park Terrace or maybe the Charlottetown in late-1975 or early-1976.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Hey,Mark since you live near GASTONIA,did you ever hear the story about the murders at Diane 29 Drive-in in Gastonia? For years I have heard what happen and have the story on the Diane 29 Drive-in site. But never got it confirmed by a local. Or what is true or not about the story.

ncmark
ncmark on February 7, 2010 at 11:12 am

The Tryon Mall opened on March 24, 1972 with the Paul Newman movie ‘Pocket Money’. It was billed as an Ultravision theater and was the last single screen cinema built in Charlotte. It must hold some sort of record for being twinned though as it opened the second screen on December 25, 1974. I guess that short time frame is part of the reason I couldn’t remember it being a single screener. It was converted to four screens in 1984 and in its last years was a discount house. In the early years it was a very nice theater with some good local exclusives including ‘The Way We Were’, ‘Earthquake’ and ‘Jaws’. The building has housed a variety of different nightclubs and it looks like work is current being done on the building for some other venture.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I CAN NOT BELIEVE I FINALLY FOUND THIS THEATRE. I KEPT PUNCHING IN TRYON MALL 1 and 2 THEATRES. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT HAD BEEN EXPANED LIKE EVERY THEATRE EVERYWHERE I GUSS THAT IS WHY THE SUITS RUN THE BUSINESS AND NOT THEATRE LOVERS. SHORT STORY, MY FRIEND JOHN MACKEY RAN THE 1 and 2 THEATRES FOR ABC THEATRES. HE STARTED IN ASHVILLE, SENT DOWN TO GEORGIA AT AUGUSTA' S BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE AND HE WAS MOVED TO THE GASTON MALL…THEN THE BIG CITY OF CHARLOTTE. MY FRIEND AND ASSISTANT MANAGER, TOMMY CAPERS AND MYSELF DROPPED IN TO SEE JOHN COMING BACK FROM THE BEACH. BOTH OF US WORKING FOR abc theatres WERE QUICKY PUT TO WORK HELPING HIM WITH JAWS 2 WE DID NOT MIND. I HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE WATCHING A PREVIEW OF THE MOVIE MIDWAY BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED. SAT IN THERE WITH ALL THE BIG FILM BOOKERS IN CHARLOTTE. for the record, I HATED JAWS 2.

ncmark
ncmark on December 3, 2008 at 7:31 pm

This theater opened in 1971 as a twin. It was split into 4 screens in 1984.

raysson
raysson on October 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Tryon Mall Theatre was owned and operated by ABC Southeastern Theatres and later on by Plitt Theatres(which at one time owned and operated Park Terrace Cinemas). I do remember the Tryon Mall. It was huge.
They have the largest Woolworth’s Department Store I ever saw(it was called Woolco). Sorta like K-Mart but like a 1960’s version of a SuperTarget.

raysson
raysson on August 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Located at the intersection of South Tryon Street and Sugar Creek Road in the Tryon Mall Shopping Center(which was Charlotte’s second largest indoor shopping center during the mid-1960’s and 1970’s it competition with Charlottetowne Mall). I believe the Tryon Mall Theatre opened in 1965 as a single screen theatre,built a second auditorium in the early 1970’s,and remained that way until the late 1980’s and mid-1990’s when the Tryon Mall Theatre closed its doors forever.