Comments from raysond5366

Showing 18 comments

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Thruway 1 & 2 on May 25, 2023 at 10:48 pm

Thruway Theatre exclusive 70mm engagement presentation opening on May 21, 1980. Played there for an astonishing 19 weeks.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Thruway 1 & 2 on May 25, 2023 at 10:44 pm

A lot of 70mm presentations played first run at Winston-Salem’s Thruway Theatre during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when it was a 780 seat single screen ULTRAVISION theatre.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Carolina Theatre on Apr 24, 2023 at 12:03 am

CORRECTION: The Carolina Theatre was still a single screen theatre in 1971. The information is incorrect here, It was twinned in 1976 under ABC Southeastern Theatres and renamed the Carolina Blue and White Theatres aka The Carolina Twin where it remained until its closing in 1990 which was under Cineplex Odeon/Plitt Southern Theatres.

It became a one screen independent theatre in 1993 as the CAROLINA THEATRE until it closed for good in 2005.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Triangle Cinemas at Six Forks on Apr 23, 2023 at 11:54 pm

This movie theatre as reopened and has been renovated as the Triangle Cinemas at Six Forks Station that had it’s grand opening on April 13, 2023. Website information is posted below…

http://www.tricinemas.com

The former Six Forks Station Cinemas that was under Ambassador Entertainment Grocery which closed this theatre on March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Terrace Theatres at Friendly Center on Mar 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

A chronology of Greensboro’s 70mm presentation history has been published here. The Terrace Theatre at Friendly Center is mentioned numerous times.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Triangle Cinemas at Six Forks on Mar 10, 2023 at 8:54 am

A chronology of Raleigh’s 70mm presentation history has been recently published here. The Six Forks Station Cinema is mentioned numerous times.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Richland Mall Theatres on Mar 7, 2023 at 11:31 pm

Grand opening of the Richland Mall Theatre on July 8, 1966.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Richland Mall Theatres on Mar 7, 2023 at 11:29 pm

CORRECTION: The Richland Mall Theatre opened on July 8, 1966 as a single screen theatre that seated 750 that was one of several ULTRAVISION theatres in the Carolinas that was equipped for showing 70mm presentations under Wiley Kincey Theatres(later under ABC Southeastern Theatres).

On December 27, 1974 it was twinned and was named The Richland Mall Theatres I & II under ABC Southeastern Theatres and later under Plitt Southern Theatres as Richland Mall.

On November 9, 1984 it went from two to four screens when the original auditoriums were split down the middle making it shoebox size auditoriums with smaller screens when the theatre was operated under Plitt Theatres and Cineplex Odeon Cinemas until it’s closing on September 7, 1987 when operators began construction on the expansion of the Richland Mall.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Tower Merchants Six Cinemas on Feb 28, 2023 at 10:44 pm

A chronology of Raleigh’s 70mm presentation history has been published. Tower Merchants Cinemas is mentioned here. http://www.in70mm.com/library/cou../usa/r/Raleigh/index.html

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Center Theatre 4 on Feb 28, 2023 at 10:34 pm

http://www.in70mm.com/library/cou../usa/r/raleigh/index.html The chronology of Raleigh’s 70mm presentation history is also mentioned for the Durham area. Durham’s Center Theatre at Lakewood Shopping Center is mentioned here numerous times.a

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Center Theatre 4 on Feb 28, 2023 at 10:23 pm

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA was one of the 70mm presentations that played at the Center Theatre at Lakewood Shopping Center during its 1971 reissue second run that played for three weeks.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Center Theatre 4 on Feb 28, 2023 at 10:17 pm

A chronology of Durham’s 70mm presentation history is mention here. Durham’s Center Theatre at Lakewood Shopping Center is mentioned numerous times. http://www.in70mm.com under 70mm presentation history of Raleigh and Durham.

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Carmike Plaza 4 on Jan 28, 2023 at 2:08 am

This theatre was demolished to make way for additional retail space…

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Regal Beaver Creek Stadium 12 on Jan 28, 2023 at 2:05 am

Beaver Creek Commons 12 in Apex will close there doors permanently in early 2023 under the Regal Theatres chain which also close permanently The Movies At Timberlyne 6 in Chapel Hill in 2021…

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Village Twin Theatres on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:36 pm

This was one of several theatres Schneider Merl operated during the mid 1960’s and throughout the early 1970’s before it was acquired by Atlanta based Martin Theatres in the mid 1970’s and it was Carmike Cinemas that closed it in the 1990’s…closed permanently in 1994 as a second run discount movie theatre…

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about RCE Elizabeth City Theaters 1 & 2 on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:27 pm

Schneider Merl owned and operated several theatres in North Carolina during the 1960’s and early 1979’s before the chain was acquired by Atlanta based Martin Theatres in the mid 1970’s and by the early to mid 1980’s was sold to Carmike Cinemas…These theatres were located in Boone, Raleigh, Durham, Asheboro, Gastonia, Burlington, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Asheville, and Elizabeth City….

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Chalet Triple Theatre on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:19 pm

THEATRE HISTORY:

1971-1976-Schneider Merl Theatres as the Chalet Theatre

1976-1982-Martin Theatres as the Chalet Twin Theatres aka the Chalet Triple Cinemas

1982-1995-Carmike Cinemas as the Chalet Triple closed in 1995…

raysond5366
raysond5366 commented about Lexington Cinemas on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:13 pm

Owned and operated under Cinemark Tinseltown Theatres as the Lexington Cinemas…