New theater in Davidson under construction

posted by CSWalczak on September 24, 2009 at 10:45 am

DAVIDSON, NC — Davidson has not had an operating movie theater in decades, but a new four-screener will open soon in the Sadler Square shopping center and will be called the Our Town Cinemas. The theater operators are asking the public, businesses and other organizations for suggestions and ideas for the new multiplex’s programming.

Our Town Cinemas announced Aug. 19 that it planned to convert vacant space at Sadler Square into Davidson’s first hometown movie theater in decades. The theater will occupy the corner of the shopping center next to The Egg at Davidson that once housed a dollar store.

Plans call for a 4-screen, first-run theater with table seating and an expanded concession stand menu.

Read more in the Davidson News:

Comments (7)

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on September 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Just what any town needs a theatre that is programmed with what the local residents want.

danpetitpas on September 25, 2009 at 1:45 am

A previous story on this theater had this information:

“A building permit for the project puts the estimated cost of the renovations at $273,000.

“Plans call for four auditoriums —– two with 86 seats each and two with 39 seats each. Seating would be a mix of fixed seats and bistro tables and chairs.”

Davidson has a population of 9100.

Seems like a restaurant that shows movies rather than a movie theater.

Kelly125 on September 25, 2009 at 6:15 am

I wish that construction will complete soon.

Thanks & Regards

raysson on September 26, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Interesting concept. Very interesting.

Patsy on September 26, 2009 at 9:34 pm

I’m very familiar with Davidson NC, home of Davidson College. Yes, the town used to have a cinema and it’s great to read that the town will once again have a cinema, but I wish it were going to be a single screen theatre in the style of days gone by rather than a 4 screen with table seating. If anyone has information about the theatre that used to be in Davidson, please post.

Patsy on September 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm

The Davidson News article was interesting to read with photos. Though I wish the theatre would be a single screen venue, I’m thrilled that the college town will once again have a movie theatre. The Gem in nearby Kannapolis is special with its classic neon marquee and original single screen format.

Patsy on September 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

“Seems like a restaurant that shows movies rather than a movie theater.”

I agree and so wish the people involved in this theatre decide in the end to make it a movie theatre, only.

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