Raleighwood Cinema Grill
6609 Falls of the Neuse Road,
6609 Falls of the Neuse Road,Raleigh, NC 27615
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Closed in 2020 per Facebook page.
This was taken over by Martin Theatres on January 26th, 1979, and renamed Falls Twin. Another ad posted.
December 21st, 1977. The cinemas were called “The Sound Stage” and “Screening Room”.
The Fitzgeralds theatres opening Wed, Dec 21, 1977 – 14 · The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) · Newspapers.com
After 23 years of operation, Raleighwood has closed due to owner filing for bankruptcy. Sad to see it go. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwiV6JOL-5LnAhXKGs0KHZXiCQUQFjABegQICxAF&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Ftriangle%2Fnews%2F2019%2F12%2F10%2Famid-increasing-competition-raleighwood-cinema.html&usg=AOvVaw1q9SCsT4FB6ASN2kuxf52f
The original STAR TREK:THE MOTION PICTURE played here first-run at Martin’s Falls Twin Theatre on December 7, 1979.
Opened on December 21,1977 as the Fitzgerald Screening Room that consisted of two auditoriums seating 300(which had a total of 150 seats each in both auditoriums).
Atlanta-based Martin Theatres acquired this theatre in 1978 when the Fitzgerald Screening Room closed and was renamed the Falls Twin Theatres. Carmike Cinemas acquired it in 1982 after Carmike bought out Martin Theatres. By 1989,the Falls Twin Theatres went from showing first-run features to showing second-run films at discount prices in order to stay afloat. Carmike Cinemas closed this theatre in 1993. The Falls Twin Theatres sat vacant for three years until 1996 when a local independent chain bought the property and being a renovation and refurnishing the former Falls Twin Theatres under it’s new name The Raleighwood Cinema Grill complete with full restaurant and sports bar.
Mike Rogers and NightHawk 1:
This was one of the theatres CARMIKE CINEMAS operated during the late-1980’s and early-1990’s when the Falls Twin Theatres was a virtual dump. When CARMIKE operated it, it was a second-run discount theatre where the auditoriums were dirty and don’t get me started on the seats and whatever else was under them. One employee who worked at this theatre told me it was so much garbage underneath the seats you wouldn’t believe it….a pair of someone’s underwear was under the seats,and it wasn’t very pretty. This is why they closed the Falls Twin Theatres in 1993.
It sat vacant for three years until 1996,when new owners took this theatre and renovated everything including the restrooms and gave this former theatre a major upgrade when it became the Raleighwood Cinema Grill and Restaurant. It was a major improvement!!!!
I heard they added a sports bar on the other side of the Raleighwood Cinema Grill,which used to be the manager’s office of the Falls Twin.
A loser of a theatre all around to me.
It was also known as the Fitzgeralds as well(aka The Falls Twin)
Opened on Wednesday December 21, 1977 as a twin cinema with the premiere attractions:
SCREEN ONE: “Another Man,Another Chance” with James Caan (Rated PG)
SCREEN TWO: “Semi-Tough” with Burt Reynolds (Rated R)
**Source: The Wednesday December 21, 1977 edition of the Raleigh News and Observer
Formerly the Falls Village Twin Theatres.
I have been to this theatre a few times and it is a GREAT place to watch the Super Bowl, but the pop corn is VILE!!!! The last time I was there was in 2000, so it might be different, but the pop corn was not in a tub, it was served in a basket and covered in that awful butter flavored seasoning salt.
We were so excited to find out about this place on the Internet. We figured our 3 year old son would finally enjoy a movie if he had a meal along with it. Unfortunately we didn’t know that this place catered mainly to birthday parties. As per the web site’s advice, we arrived early to make sure we got tickets. When they opened the doors 30 minutes before showtime, we had already been waiting 30 minutes to get in. They started seating the birthday party guests and didn’t really care about the handful of people who had purchased tickets but weren’t with a birthday party. Finally they told us to go in but only the very front row of the theater was available, because all of the other seats had been given to the party guests. We also noticed that all of the party guests already had popcorn and drinks. We waited another 20 minutes and weren’t even brought our drinks yet. We decided to get our money refunded and leave.
I would only recommend this to people who want to have their kids' birthday party there…it seems they do a good job with that. But if you’re a regular patron, stay away. You will be summarily ignored and relegated to the worse seats.