Park Terrace Stadium 6

4289 Park Road,
Charlotte, NC 28209

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righter40
righter40 on May 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

Congratulations Park Terrace, you are 50 years old today! Wish I could have been there today for the time capsule opening. To start out 50 years ago a single screen, to make it through all the industry changes. Now you’re a six with stadium seating and digital projection, let’s make it to 75! I enjoyed managing there 1987-1989, will try to post some old pics!

raysson
raysson on March 12, 2014 at 9:39 pm

“TOP GUN” was absent from the exclusive 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo Engagement Showings in the greater Charlotte area(especially Charlotte’s Park Terrace). The only theatre in the state that got the 70MM print was at Raleigh’s Mission Valley Cinema(the only theatre in the state where it got 70MM-6 Track Dobly Stereo presentational showing)when it opened on May 16,1986.

raysson
raysson on March 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

“CAMELOT” was a reserved seat engagement in 70MM at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theater on December 22,1967. It was the only showing of the film in the Carolinas. It was one of two theatres in the state that booked it as a reserved seat engagement in the Carolinas(the other was Raleigh’s Colony Theatre).

“FINIAN’S RAINBOW” was also a reserved seat engagement at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theatre in 70MM and 6 Channel Stereophonic Sound on January 23,1969. It was the only showing of the film in the Carolinas.

“DOCTOR DOLITTLE”– was also a reserved seat engagement in the Carolinas as well that played at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theatre in 70MM and 6 Channel Stereophonic Sound on April 3,1968.

raysson
raysson on November 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Crawfernardo: During the 1960’s and into the 1970’s…The Park Terrace showed a lot of classic movies that got first-run billing in the Carolinas. Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” was an exclusive engagement showing in the Carolinas where it played for an astounding 22 weeks!

It also got the reserved seat engagement showings too. The only showings in the Carolinas played first-run at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theater…….

“Shoes of the Fisherman”-in 70MM

“The Great Race”

“Camelot”-in 70MM and 6 Channel Stereophonic Sound

“Doctor Dolittle”-in 70MM

“Rise and Fall Of The Roman Empire”-in 70MM

“Fiddler On The Roof”-in 70MM/6 Channel Stereo Sound

“Irwin Allen’s The Towering Inferno”-in 70MM

Other classic movies that played here too……. “Midnight Cowboy”,the controversial 1969 film got first-run billing at Park Terrace before anyone else in the Carolinas. It was a exclusive engagement that played here for 19 weeks!!!

Crawfernardo
Crawfernardo on November 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm

We remember many. But we have kept it a secret for 50 years , I think we may keep it untill just before the opening, We have great memories of the Sat morning shows for kids , westerns , Bond movies, good times in what seamed to be simple times.

tbluemke
tbluemke on November 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hello Crawfernando. I am a longtime Charlotte resident and my brother, Jim, is currently a manager at Park Terrace. What items do you remember being buried in the time capsule??

Crawfernardo
Crawfernardo on November 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

My brother and I grew up in that neighborhood and went there often. We were at the ceremony buring the time capsule. We still remember most of the items inside. We still live in Charlotte and plan to make it to the capsule opening. Time flys.

raysson
raysson on October 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Cineplex Odeon operated this theatre between 1987 and 1989 when you was the general manager. Cineplex Odeon operated it until 1991 when Carmike Cinemas took over this theatre until 1995 when it was purchased by Consolidated Theatres of Charlotte.

righter40
righter40 on September 29, 2013 at 5:24 am

I was manager of this theatre 187-89. Theatre turning 50 in May. Any news about the time capsule opening?

raysson
raysson on July 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm

It upgraded to all stadium seating plus added a 7-channel digital dobly surround sound system on May 14,1999 for its booking of THE PHANTOM MENACE that played on 2 screens on May 19,1999 under Consolidated Theatres.

raysson
raysson on July 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

It upgraded to stadium seating and all Dobly digital sound in 1999 under Consolidated Theatres under CLASSIC PARK TERRACE.

raysson
raysson on July 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

THEATRE HISTORY:

1964-1971 Wilby-Kincey Corporation/Paramount

1971-1978 ABC Southeastern Theatres

1979-1987 Plitt Southern Theatres

1987-1990 Cineplex Odeon/Plitt Southern Theatres

1990-1995 Carmike Cinemas

1995-2004 Consolidated Theatres

2004-Present Regal Entertainment Group

raysson
raysson on May 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

“AND NOW THERE ARE THREE….” Now we have three inviting auditoriums to better serve the community with a choice of the finest films. THE PARK TERRACE-The ULTRA MODERN SHOWPLACE!! MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PLITT SOUTHERN THEATRES!!!

Grand Opening Features for December 10,1982…..

SCREEN 1: Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in THE TOY

SCREEN 2: AIRPLANE II:THE SEQUEL

SCREEN 3: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN-Richard Gere

Coming Attractions: Paul Newman in THE VERDICT

raysson
raysson on May 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

The Park Terrace was triplexed on December 10,1982 where the original auditorium was split in two sections making the seating capacity of 500 seats each in both auditoriums. The second auditorium(which opened in 1975)had a seating capacity of 600 and it was equipped with a 6 Track Dobly Stereo Sound system and was capable of showing films in 70mm. The second auditorium showed the 70mm presentations of “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK”,“ALIEN”,“RETURN OF THE JEDI”, “INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM”,and “TOP GUN”

I have the original ad from the December 10,1982 edition of the Charlotte Observer.

raysson
raysson on February 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Irwin Allen’s THE TOWERING INFERNO played here in 70MM at Charlotte’s Park Terrace on December 14,1974. It was the only theatre in the two Carolinas that presented this movie in 70MM and 6 Channel Stereophonic Sound.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Described in this 1965 trade article: Boxoffice

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on July 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

Carmike Cinemas bought this theater from Cineplex Odeon in 1990 and later sold it to Consolidated Theaters (1994?)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2012 at 4:05 am

Old Plitt employees go to REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRES on Facebook, it is there for you.

raysson
raysson on November 29, 2011 at 1:09 am

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF when it played as a roadshow engagement at Charlotte’s Park Terrace Theatre on March 24,1972 was the only showing of the film in the Carolinas. It was a Reserved Seat Engagement with advance tickets on sale before performances. Other cities didn’t get FIDDLER ON THE ROOF until late-1972 or early 1973,even though the film was originally released on November 3,1971.

raysson
raysson on November 29, 2011 at 1:03 am

Walt Disney’s MARY POPPINS played at the Park Terrace Theatre on January 22,1965 as its only Exclusive Engagement Showing in the Carolinas.It was one of the Reserved Seat Engagements in several theaters in the South.

Other cities wouldn’t get the film until April or June of 1965 as a general release in both the Carolinas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

From an old Charlotte Plitt Meno,Tim Mason sold $27,563 in reduced admission tickets,I sincerely hoped they shared a per centage like GCC did with their Managers.These tickets,for those of you that do not know were sold to businesses,Schools,hospitals for those employees to see a movie for about 50 cents off the Box office price.RATS as we called them.Wow,raysson you truly know CAROLINA theatres.

raysson
raysson on May 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I saw TOP GUN here at the Park Terrace when it was a Plitt Theatre.
The lines the weekend it opened snaked around the corner.

raysson
raysson on May 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

MikeRogers:
Tim Mason was also the manager when RETURN OF THE JEDI played here during its run.

Susan Walker
Susan Walker on May 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I saw Close Encounters there as well!