Park Terrace Stadium 6
4289 Park Road,
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The 1,000 seat, Park Terrace Theater opened on May 28, 1964. The grand opening ceremonies included a fireworks display, music by the Charlotte College Choir, and speaches by the Mayor Pro Tem, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and a local radio personality named Ty Boyd. At 9:10 p.m. the first movie, "Captain Newman" with Gregory Peck and Tony Curtis ran. Coming attractions included “Flipper’s New Adventure”, “What a Way to Go” with Shirley McLain, and “Good Neighbor Sam” with Jack Lemmon.
The Park Terrace advertised “a startling concept in theatre comfort, and attractiveness where you will experience a new world of motion picture enjoyment.” The theater had a large glass enclosed lobby and “air-flo rocking chairs”. For 1964 it was revolutionary, and Charlotte loved it. In the late-1960’s the Park Terrace Theater offered a long extended run of Disney’s “Mary Poppins”.
The Park Road shopping center opened in the late-1950’s. This was Charlotte’s first big shopping center, and featured acres of parking, and numerous stores and restaurants. Like the theater, it was revoluntionary. It’s still a popular and attractive shopping center.
Along the way the Park Terrace Theater went multi-screen / stadium seating. It’s last expansion was in 1995. The art moderne exterior is still in place. It’s charmingly dated. It was closed in late December 2017. It was announced in May 2017 that AMC will reopen the theatre in 2019.
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