Triangle Cinemas at Six Forks
9500 Forum Drive,
9500 Forum Drive,Raleigh, NC 27615
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2023 grand opening ad posted.
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…
The former Six Forks Station Cinemas that was under Ambassador Entertainment Grocery which closed this theatre on March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic.
A chronology of Raleigh’s 70mm presentation history has been recently published here. The Six Forks Station Cinema is mentioned numerous times.
I drove by it recently. Sadly, this did not survive the pandemic. It closed a couple of years ago.
Grand opening ad:
Cineplex Odeon Six Forks Station Cinemas opening Fri, Aug 1, 1986 – 31 · The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) · Newspapers.com
This theatre’s old marquee is almost the same as Cinémas Place Charest in Quebec City, another Cineplex Odeon theatre. It was changed later.
Also, the theater was shuttered when it closed in 2000 until it was reopened in 2003.
Just because it annoys me to hear otherwise, I must point out that Six Forks' majority owner is Doug Cooper, a longtime cinema fixture in Raleigh. Peebles is a minority partner there. Cooper is wholly responsible for reopening Six Forks. The theater is operated under the Ambassador umbrella almost entirely for reasons of film booking and economies of scale involving vendors.
I was in Durham N. C. the day this Cineplex Odeon theatre opened. Garth Drabinsky the Cineplex Odeon founder and President opened two theatres in Raleigh that day! He arrived by helicopter and descended on the parking lot. It was like a god arriving from Heaven! They were extremely nice theatres for their day (1986) and I was damn proud to see the Cineplex Odeon from across the parking lot. It was absolutely GROSS to see that CARMIKE took over these theatres!!
Mike Rogers: This was one of the theatres CARMIKE abandon and left it for a dump when they closed it in 2000. Bill Peebles of Ambassador Entertainment basically saved this theatre from the wrecking ball and did a million dollar restoration and reopened in 2003.
and i bet it was adump when CARMIKE finished with it…
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SIX FORKS STATION CINEMAS upon it’s grand opening on August 1,1986 was Cineplex Odeon’s first multiplex theatre in the greater Raleigh-Durham market.
Cineplex Odeon operated this theatre from 1986 thru 1991.
Carmike Cinemas operated this theatre from 1991 thru 2000. Carmike closed this theatre in 2000. Ambassador Entertainment took over operations in 2000 and reopened this theatre and refurnished it in 2003.
Built in 1986,the Six Forks Station Cinema was once a chain of the Plitt Theatres group and also part of the Cineplex Odeon Corporation.
[Cineplex Odeon also owned and operated at one time several Raleigh theatres including the Cardinal at North Hills,the Tower Twin,and Tower Merchants Six.]
The Six Forks Cinema, The Colony, The Rialto, Mission Valley Cinema,
as well as the Lumina in Chapel Hill are owned and operated by Ambassador Entertainment Group.
Excellent web site. The pictures of your theatres and the renovations add tremendously to the site and make the customer feel like they have to visit your theatre. Again excellant job on the theatres and the web site as well.