United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

321 Haw Creek Lane,
Asheville, NC 28805

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

my cousin rAY ROGERS did a lot of work fixing problems in the booth, he was also a manager in Hendersonville NC right up the interstate..

Mikeoaklandpark on April 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm


The walls of what was once a landmark movie theater in Asheville are starting to come down.
Demolition begins at Beaucatcher Cinemas

Demolition has begun on the old Beaucatcher Cinemas on Tunnel Road. The theater has been there for decades.

Mikeoaklandpark on April 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Please update to demolished. UGH

Mikeoaklandpark on January 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

New marquee photo added.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 17, 2017 at 6:51 am

The theater officially closed last night. Please update status to CLOSED :(

Mikeoaklandpark on January 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

The official closing is Monday January 16. The theater will be demolished to make way for a strip plaza, a Panera Bread and a Chipotle. Just what Asheville needs another strip plaza and more restaurants. We have very limited theaters here. UGH

Mikeoaklandpark on August 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Thank you rivest 266 for all the Asheville theater pics. So sad this theater is going to close by the end of the year.

rivest266 on August 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

December 13th, 1985 grand opening ad with 7 screens also in photo section.

rivest266 on August 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

December 14th, 1984 grand opening ad in photo section.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The developer has put up a sign saying land redevelopment so I called him and asked will this theater get to stay or possible a rebuild or a new modern theater and I was told no. The plans are retail shops which really pisses me off more than you can imagine. We need more retail like a hole in the head. I can only hope that the city council denies there plans for redevelopment. According to the man I spoke with the theate will be gone by early 2017. UGH :(

Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2015 at 8:11 am

The theater is United Artist Beaucathcher not Regal. I am not sure who or why the name was changed.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2015 at 8:10 am

Very upsetting News. See the Citizen Times article

ASHEVILLE — A Texas-based real-estate investment company has bought East Asheville United Artists Beaucatcher Cinemas 7 at roughly half its assessed value.

UDC Global LLC paid about $2.46 million to the Las Vegas Trail Theatre Company for the property at 321 New Haw Creek Lane, according to Buncombe County Register of Deeds documents.

The land and structure have a 2015 assessed value of $4.58 million, those documents say.

Register of Deeds officials recorded the sale on April 9.

William McGuire, a UDC Global LLC executive, did not respond to a voicemail left for him Tuesday at the company.

He also did not respond to a phone message left for him Tuesday with Belinda Burke, a paralegal who prepared the deed. Burke works at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, the Atlanta-based law firm that represented UDC Global during the purchase.

Properties owned and managed by UDC Global include a golf resort in Villa Rica, Georgia, and a residential community in Atlanta, according to its website.

A manager at the movie theater declined comment when a reporter called and asked when the cinema was scheduled to close.

He referred all questions to Ken Thewes, of the Regal Entertainment Group, the company based in Knoxville, Tennessee, which runs United Artists Theatres.

A phone message left for Thewes on Tuesday was not returned.

A sheville city officials said that as of Tuesday, UDC Global had not filed any documents that show plans to develope the property.

raysson on June 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

The Beaucatcher Cinemas upon it’s opening on December 14,1984 was Litchfield’s first-ever multiplex theatre in the Western part of the state. It originally opened as a five screener operation. It has been in business for over 30 years.

The feature presentations for its grand opening on December 14,1984 was showing on two screens……

Jeff Bridges in John Carpenter’s STARMAN

The other showings were…..

Ralph Macchio in THE KARATE KID

Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE TERMINATOR

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy for STAR TREK III

The Coming Attractions for the Beaucatcher Cinemas for December 21,1984 were……

Walt Disney’s PETER PAN-(re-release)

Dudley Moore and Amy Irving in MICKI AND MAUDE


Michael Keaton and Shelley Duvall JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY

Mikeoaklandpark on May 13, 2014 at 7:30 am

Very nice theater now with all digital projection. Unfortunatley this theater doesn’t do well and it conerns me thatRegal will be shutting it’s doors if business doesn’t pick up.

raysson on May 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

MikeOaklandPark, Mike Rogers,and Arx: I have found the original ad for the Beaucatcher Cinemas grand opening and I have the ads for this.

I will also repost and revise the information on this theatre for the Cinema Treasures website.

The address mention above is very incorrect and it needs to be revised and change. The correct address is

321 Haw Creek Lane
Asheville, NC 28805

The Beaucatcher upon its grand opening opened as a five screener and by the 1988 or 1989 expanded from five to seven screens.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

All theaters were converted to digital the week of August 13. Saw The Bourne Legacy there this weekend, but the print looked 35mm. I know the theater was equiped for digital because before the previews the Regal Ent group opening with the train was in digital by Sony. It was very clear and VERY loud.This is stillmy favortite theater in Asheville.

Mikeoaklandpark on April 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Beaucathcer screens are great they are all really large. The ones at Caolina cinemas are ok except they are typical flat screens. They would work if they could have masking that came down, but the manager said the theaters are not wide enough and masking coming down would not solve the scope problem.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Another case of those Small screens!!

Mikeoaklandpark on April 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm

When I go on a Saturday it is usally fairly crowded. In late 2009 they installed digital projection in 2 of the theaters. The big issue with Biltmore Grande is the sound is so loud that it ruins the movie. I went there 3 times when it first opened and have never gone back. As part of atni turssyt laws Regal had to give up operation of Hollywood. It was taken over and remoled really nice by Caolina cinemas a NC chain. Theonly issue is only 1 of the 13 theaters are capable of showing filmsin scope. The other theaters have the picture off to the side of the screen when a film is in scope. I spoke to a manage a few motnhs ago and he said they were getting all digital projectors by June and this mioght correct the scope problem. Iavoid this theater too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Hate to hear that; my cousin did all the maintance work there repairing everything from projectors to the ice machine.he also ran the Four Seasons Cinemas in Hendersonville on CT.

Arx on April 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

Regarding Beaucatcher, it may not be around much longer. It does not appear to be struggling, but it’s certainly not drawing the huge crowds it once did. Movie-goers are starting to expect more from a theater. The stadium seating at Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 is a huge draw, even though it is a little ways out from the main part of town.

I like Beaucatcher because it’s not usually crowded and the staff are very friendly. Some week-nights me and my family are only one of 3-4 groups in a theater.

Arx on April 11, 2011 at 1:10 am

“Hollywood 14” is no longer a Regal cinema and has not been for at least 2-3 years since the Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 opened in Biltmore Park south of town. In Fact it is now called “The Carolina” and appears to be an independent restaurant/theater combo.