Four Seasons Cinemas
1300 7th Avenue E.,
1300 7th Avenue E.,Hendersonville, NC 28792
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my cousin,ray who has since died did go in the old theatres and snap some pictures for me,but he never got them to me,began ill..
My cousin managed it for years, he passed away in NOV 2015,, he did about everything, when the EPIC folks came in he finally quit..never got the pictures I wrote above the last comment..
I loved going to that old theater. I remember watching several movies there (Transformers, Fantastic 4: Silver Surfer, Ironman); it was a neat little place and part of me always wished I had the capital to buy it and do something with it. When the AC broke and didn’t get fixed I knew something was up. It’s sad that the owners didn’t care enough to do anything with it.
my cousin took a bunch of pictures,still waiting on him to mail them.he doesn’t do computers.
If anyone has the link to the demolition video Id like to see it, i have some pictures Too of the place
thanks stan… hope to have pictures of the place being torn down on here soon.
:( I was tagged in a short video of the demolition on Facebook. Sad…..
hope to have pictures of it on soon….
well it was bulldozed down today………GONE….
glad I snapped a few pictures, hope to have an article here if the local paper does a story…
wow LINsAY, what a trooper, I know it hurts, you outta do what I did and make a special tribute on FACEBOOK, I did that with all the theatres I worked at, but boy reading what you wrote, wow, you went beyond the call of a theatre mgr, I thought Hendersonville could support a dollar house, but with digital that is out the door…I just got a call from my cousin RAY that they are tearing it down next week, he walked in soggy floors from a bad roof….so on, mold, it was a nice a showplace, pity the Carolina was torn down for a stinking bank, it should have been saved, but by judging the locals, I don’t think an arts group there even cared…sad..
I was the manager of this Theater for 6 months back in 2009 when EPIC had its doors open. I have to agree, the brothers who owned this theater did not want to put a dime into it, so they didn’t. It was quite sad.. When I first took it over, the popcorn machine was “broken”, so I was instructed to stop off at EPIC first thing every morning and pick up a trash bag full of their popcorn (always the previous nights popcorn) and fill my warmers. It was embarrassing! This lasted for about a week before I broke down and begged my father to come and fix it. I spent less than $20 for the parts he needed, and he had it working in less than 15 minutes. Then he fixed my broken water fountain. Then he fixed my clogged drains. It only got worse from that point on. There was such history in that old building, and it had such potential- but lacked the proper ownership and love that it needed. I was there when the AC broke, and could instantly tell I was going to have to just roll with it… the word HOT doesn’t begin to describe the inside of that building, or the disgust I felt when I was instructed to hang that “Please bring a fan” sign. I also remember being told I needed to do some outside clean up before the brothers came to see the place after I took it over. With no AC inside, I was outside pulling weeds, cleaning up the side of the building where the bums hung out, and cutting down a small tree (with a hand saw) that was blocking the marquee from being properly seen from SR64. INSANE! I did those things because I loved the four seasons. I loved the old equipment in the booth.. Building the movies onto a giant reel, working with the old wall mounts… Definitely the oldest equipment I’ve ever used to date. My final straw was when I lost my cleaning lady. They paid her $20 a day to come and clean, and expected her to stay “a couple hours”. She was a sweet woman, but ultimately, you get what you pay for. Once she quit, I was told I was the new cleaning person, and I would not be getting the $20 a day… That didn’t last long. Despite the lack of time and TLC the owners refused to put into that theater, It was still a favorite of mine. When the equipment was operating properly, and the 2 staff members showed up, and it wasn’t 90 degrees outside, and we had working CC machines, and a cleaning lady, and a popcorn machine, and the bums weren’t attempting to come in the building, it was heaven inside.
I only knew Mike Rogers because it was in the local paper. Also Mike, the info above needs to be corrected, it was taken over by Epic theaters and turned into a discount house after Epic opened the multiplex up the road.
wow, thanks, you would think my cousin up there would have told me this….
Pardee hospital has purchased the property for their use as a walk in clinic.
still standing after last report….
when it is finally torn down will report it…..
just got a call from my cousin Ray, seems the Hendersonville Police called him to inform him a large tarp was reported blowing off the roof. Now Ray had been gone for years and the place as been closed for years,He had no idea how they ended up calling him, I figured one of the cops must have remembered him as manager.Well, it wasn’t a tarp, but a whole section of the rubber roof coating flapping in the wind.. the landlord told Ray they will probably tear old four plex down,,,soon.
last i heard the whole theatre maybe torn down, might already be,for a road i think…
My cousin hopes to get the key from the landlord and go back in his old theatre,he feels Mold and Mildew will really be bad,he just wants to see what EPIC THEATRES took out when they closed it. Told him to take pictures.
Last i heard Still empty.
STripped and Empty,probably see a wrecking ball,not really in a good location for anything.
thanks Shaina and Chuck.She should have snapped a picture of the Road marquee,if it is still standing.I bet my Cousin had boxes of 35mm Trailers.I guess he dumped them since All i got were the one-sheets.I think I did get a couple of 007 Trailers.Can’t do much with them but roll out and look at the frames.
Before they closed it,My cousin drove down with a VAN FULL OF ONE-SHEETS.They are all in my Basement and Attic.Only a few I wanted,But I saved them from the Dump.
By the way Mike Very Good intro on this theatre.