Dunes Cinema 8

4501 North Kings Highway,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas

Previous Names: Dunes Cinema 1 & 2, Dunes Cinema 1-2-3, Dunes Cinema 4

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Dunes Cinema 8

First opened on August 3, 1972 as a twin cinema(Dunes 1 & 2) when it was owned and operated under Charlotte-based Stewart and Everett Theatres. On June 11, 1976 the theatre went through another transition when it added on a third screen during construction (by taking the original auditorium in screen one by split it down the middle and keeping the second auditorium intact) making a triplex cinema(Dunes 1-2-3).

On June 10, 1983, the second auditorium was also split down the middle as well, adding on a fourth auditorium making it a multiplex cinema (Dunes Cinema IV), which was still under operations with Stewart and Everett Theatres.

Carmike Cinemas acquired the Dunes Cinemas in 1986 until the Dunes closing in 1993.

In 1994, Carmike Cinemas built the Dunes Cinemas 8, opening on November 18, 1994, behind the old Dunes Cinema IV, which had closed the previous year. Carmike kept the Dunes 8 in operations for the next ten years until its closing of the theatre on June 17, 2004.

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Element02 on March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I used to love going to this theatre when visiting Myrtle Beach. If a movie didn’t do well at the first run theatre, it was usually here within a week or two for only a couple of bucks! Very rarely was the theatre ever busy, very easy to ‘moviehop’ and check out 2 or 3 movies a day :–)

Element02 on May 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Recently visited Myrtle Beach. The theatre is still standing. The doors are baracaded and the parking lot is a mess. A large ‘For Lease’ sign graces the entrance to the theatre. I walked around the building to see if I could find some old movie stubs, and instead noticed that a staircase led to a 2nd-level entrance that was propped open with a broom! I took a flashlight and walked around the theatre (illegally, sorry). All of the seats had been taken out of the auditoriums and placed in the lobby. The screens were still up, and the theatre is in great disrepair, but hopefully someone will buy it and open it back up as a discount theatre!

rivest266 on February 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm

Newer building opened on November 18th, 1994. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 5, 2022 at 2:31 pm

this opened on August 3rd, 1972. Grand opening ad posted. 4 screens on June 10th, 1983.

rivest266 on April 7, 2022 at 8:05 am

2 screens on August 3rd, 1972, 3 on June 11th, 1976, and 4 on June 10th, 1983

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