612 N. Sunflower Avenue,
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The NOLA Cinema Twin launched in the Lovelace Shopping Center in 1982. It was located in the converted 12,500 square foot space of the former A&P Grocery turned Eddie’s Big Star Supermarket. The Center had opened theatre-less in 1967/8 with Sears, A&P and Elmore’s 10 & 5 as anchors.
Theaters Unlimited Circuit opened the theater on June 4, 1982 with “Star Trek II” and “On Golden Pond.” The town had been without a movie theater since the Indianola Cinema / Honey Theatre closed on September 9, 1976. The theatre was then listed as a New South Theatres Circuit-operated venue and closed July 10, 1983 with “Trading Places” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.
On January 20, 1984, Danny Walls relaunched the venue as the Delta Twin Cinema. The titles were “Christine” and “Revenge of the Nerds”. His policy was to have a family-friendly G or PG title at all times. (That rule was disregarded in April of 1984 with the R-Rated “Angel” on Screen One and a triple feature of “The Gates of Hell”, “Mausoleum”, and “Funeral Home”.) The Delta Twin Cinema closed with two R-Rated films on September 30, 1985 with “Witness” and “Return of the Living Dead”.
On April 29, 1988, the theatre relaunched. under new operator Everett Lovelace as the North Park Cinema I & II with “Moonstruck” and “Johnny B. Good”. Theater I featured stereo sound. On September 9, 1988, the theatre expanded to a triplex. The North Park Cinema III closed in February of 1990.It had sporadic operation in the 1990’s before closing as Cinema III on November 1, 1990 with just two features, “Rush Hour” and “Blade”. The space was converted for other retail purposes.
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