Parkhill Cinema 3

1600 Howard Avenue,
Tarboro, NC 27886

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NightHawk1 on February 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

The Parkhill Cinema 3 is and was always an independent exhibitor; neither Stewart-Everett nor Carmike Cinemas ever owned this theater. The Oakwood Twin Theatre in Rocky Mount was the only S&E or Carmike venue in Edgecombe County.

rivest266 on October 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

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CSWalczak on September 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm

As with so many other small, independent theaters, the Parkhill is struggling to survive; in addition to the digital conversion challenge, the mall in which it is located is also having some problems: View article.

NightHawk1 on August 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

As far as I can remember the Parkhill Cinema was always an independent – I don’t know of any S&E theater having a video store in its lobby. I remember this theater being announced in the final ads for the Colonial Theater downtown, leading me to believe the Colonial’s then-owners were the Parkhill’s owners. Also, S&E had just pulled out of Williamston the previous year – why build a new three-screen in a similarly-sized town? The Parkhill Cinema was probably the last cinema in Eastern NC built with fewer than four screens (the only later theaters with less than four screens I can think of are the Cameo in Fayetteville, the Marbles IMAX Theater and possibly the Studio I & II – both in Raleigh, and the Chelsea in Chapel Hill. All of these are west of I-95).

raysson on June 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm


1982-1986 Stewart and Everett Theatres

1986-2002 Carmike Cinemas

2002-???? Independent

NightHawk1 on May 25, 2012 at 3:31 am

The charter school chose to locate further down on Howard Avenue; the Parkhill Cinema survives for now. Its fate may ultimately be decided by the film industry’s conversion to digital-only exhibition.

NightHawk1 on March 6, 2012 at 7:51 am

This theater is currently struggling to stay in business, being the only tenant inside the mall. There has been talk recently of turning the mall interior into a charter school; if this comes to pass, the Parkhill Cinema’s days may be numbered.

NightHawk1 on December 9, 2011 at 7:01 am

The Parkhill Cinema is accessed from the Western Boulevard side of the mall through the former Kmart entrance.