Carolina Circle 6 Theatre

2720 Ring Road,
Greensboro, NC 27405

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas

Previous Names: Carolina Circle Mall 6, Circle Cinema 6

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Carolina Circle 6 Theatre

Located at the corner of Highway 29 North at Cone Boulevard. It was located on the lower level of the Carolina Circle Mall, across from the Piccadilly Cafeteria and next door to the Hallmark Cards shop. The Carolina Circle Mall 6 was Greensboro’s first ever multiplex cinema, and also the first theatre to be opened under Kansas City based American Multi Cinemas, being the first AMC theatre to be established in the state of North Carolina.

The grand opening of the Carolina Circle Mall 6 was on November 12, 1976, and it was a huge event. The premiere attractions were “Two Minute Warning”, “The Next Man”, “Alex and the Gypsy”, “Scorchy”, “Not Now Darling” and “Superbug:Super Agent”.

AMC Theatres kept it in operation until 1991 when Carmike Cinemas took over the cinema. Under Carmike, the Circle Cinema 6 was a great place particularly for weekend late shows. It was closed on October 31, 1996.

The Carolina Circle Mall was demolished in 2002, and where the mall used to stand is now a Super Wal-Mart Center.

Contributed by Jimmy Storey, raysson

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

raysson on January 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Mike Rogers and Michael Coate: I have found the original ad from the Greensboro News and Record on the Grand Opening of the Carolina Circle Mall Cinema 6 or the Circle 6. The ad was from November 12, 1976 of the News and Record and this information about this theatre will be posted later on this site. I also have the grand opening ads for the Janus Theatres and also the Terrace Theatre at Friendly Center. FYI: Did you know that the Carolina Circle Mall Cinemas was the first AMC Theatre to be established in the state of North Carolina? AMC’s first multiplex foray in the greater Greensboro-Triad market in 1976.

raysson on January 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

HISTORY: AMC Theatres(American Multi-Cinemas): 1976-1989 Carmike Cinemas: 1989-2001

raysson on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Opened on November 12,1976 under AMC Theatres Corporation.

aka American Multi-Cinema Corporation.

raysson on April 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

The Carolina Circle Mall itself opened in November of 1975,some five months after the opening of the Four Seasons Mall as one of the Triad’s two largest indoor mall. The Carolina Circle was Greensboro’s second largest indoor shopping center consisting of three major department stores…BELK, MONTGOMERY WARD, and IVEY’S(aka DILLARD’S)with over 200 specialty stores and services. The theatre,located on the lower level of the mall next to Piccadilly Cafeteria,didn’t opened until November of 1976.

raysson on April 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

the attraction was it’s ice skating rink.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thanks again raysson,great info.

rivest266 on April 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Opening date: November 12th, 1976. Grand opening ad uploaded.

aeterna on January 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

This blog contains a very high quality shot of the theater probably sometime after closure (circa 2001)

This photo also appears in several Florida Facebook groups claiming that it is the AMC Omni 10 in Miami. While the layout is probably the same or similar, they are two distinct locations.

raysson on January 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Seating capacity for this theater:

Screens 1 and 2 seated 200

Screens 3 and 4 seated 175

Screens 5 and 6 seated 150

Total 1,050 seats

rivest266 on April 28, 2023 at 12:27 pm

The Carolina Circle was taken over by Carmike in 1991 and closed on October 31st, 1996.

Carmike Circle 6 closesCarmike Circle 6 closes 16 Nov 1996, Sat News and Record (Greensboro, North Carolina)

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