Pleasant Valley Promenade 7
6240 Glenwood Avenue,
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This was another very nice, personal theater that has fallen victim to the megaplex. It is sentimental to me, since I have so many childhood memories of it. It’s a great theater, typical General Cinema style building.
Opening on October 27, 1989, the Pleasant Valley Promenade Cinemas became General Cinema Corporation’s first movie theatre to open in the greater Raleigh-Durham market, and also was General Cinemas’s first foray in the greater Triangle market. At the time of its opening, it became GCC’s fifth movie theatre to open in North Carolina, since it had already existing theatres located in Charlotte, Fayettesville, Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The Pleasant Valley Promenade Cinemas was one of Raleigh’s premiere movie plalaces which had all its seven auditoriums equipped with Dolby Stereo Sound. The opening attractions were “The Bear”, “River of Death”, “Gross Anatomy”, “Worth Winning”, “Shocker” and “Rain Man”.
By the late-1990’s, this theatre fell victim to the more larger megaplexes that were being built along Glenwood Avenue with the opening of the Raleigh Grande 16 (which opened in 1998), and the Brier Creek Cinemas (which opened in 2001). This forced the Pleasant Valley from showing first-run films to becoming a second-run discount house until its closing in 2001.
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