Century Center closes

posted by raysson on June 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

CARRBORO, NC — The Carrboro Century Center Cinema, located in Downtown Carrboro, with its monthly cinema series sponsored by the Town of Carrboro, is closing its doors after three years of film showings. The Carrboro Cinema included independent films from a variety of different cultures and genres including showings of classic films as well.

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raysson on June 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

It was the only movie theatre in the town that specialize in a variety of films,some short subjects,documentaries,independent and foreign films from different cultures and genres and showings of classic films.

There are only 4 movie theatres in Chapel Hill:

  1. The Lumina(In Southern Village off Highway 15-501 on the Southern end of Chapel Hill just before the entrance toward the Chatham-Orange County Line which is a five-screen theatre that shows mainstream films and some independent features)

  2. The Movies at Timberlyne(Located on the Northern end of Chapel Hill at Timberlyne Village off Weaver Dairy Road that is a six-screen cinema that showcases mainstream films and family features of interest. Owned and Operated by Regal Cinemas which was formerly part of Charlotte-based Eastern Federal Corporation[that also operated the now closed/demolished Village Plaza Theatres]).

  3. The Chelsea(Also located in Timberlyne Village off Weaver Dairy Road is a three-screen cinema that showcases independent and foreign films and mainstream features).

  4. The Varsity(is the only movie theatre that remains in Downtown Chapel Hill on Franklin Street that now operates as a discount theatre showing film classics and second run features. It was at one time showing foreign films and independent features before it closed in June of 2009 and reopened later that year.

At one time there were three movie theatres in Downtown Chapel Hill:
-The Carolina Theatre [closed in 2005]
-The Ram Triple Theatres [closed in 2000 as a discount theatre]
-The Varsity Theatre[the only movie theatre still in operation]

raysson on June 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm

A Walgreens Drug Store opened in 2009 that was put in the original building where the Carolina Theatre used to be. The same location was also a retail store The Gap which closed in mid-2007.

The Ram Theatres closed in 2000 as a discount theatre.
It was transformed into a nightclub in 2002 and that closed in 2008. The building where the Ram was located and the nightclub used to be is now vacant or someone else has brought the property.

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