Buccaneer Triple Theatres

275 Arlington Boulevard,
Greenville, NC 27834

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NightHawk1 on August 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

The television studio located at this site is new construction. The Buccaneer Movies 3 was demolished by 2005, after a bogus “church” was evicted from the former theater.

raysson on June 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

I have found the original ad for the Grand Opening of the Buccaneer Theatres. The information for this theatre will be revised and upgraded. I do have in my possession the original ad from the Greenville Reflector from June of 1977.

The Buccaneer Theatres opened in June of 1977 as a twin cinema and later on during the early-1980’s it was a three screener under Consolidated Theatres.

NightHawk1 on June 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

The site of the Buccaneer Movies 3 is now occupied by the new main studio of WITN-TV Channel 7, the local NBC affiliate.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

thanks Nighthawk1.good info.

NightHawk1 on September 22, 2011 at 12:08 am

This theatre opened in 1977 as the Buccaneer Movies 1 & 2, a twin theatre with a lobby divided by the concession stand. A third auditorium was added a year later in order to compete with the newly expanded Plaza Cinema (which went from twin to triple shortly after the Buccaneer opened). Carmike bought the Buccaneer in 1989and slowly ran it into the ground. In 1998 the Buccaneer became the dollar theatre in Greenville after the downtown Park Theatre was closed. The Buccaneer closed around 2000 due to Carmike’s bankruptcy,along with all other Carmike “dollar grindhouses” east of Raleigh.

Townvideot on April 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

Confirmed. All that is left of the theater is an empty log and the marquee sign post that is now a camera mount for a local TV Stations Traffic Cam.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

Google street view shows that this theatre has been demolished.