Eastland Mall Cinemas
5471 Central Avenue,
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Previous Names: GC Eastland Mall Cinemas I, II, III, Cinema Grill, Cinema Grill Eastland, El Cine Eastland
News About This Theater
- Nov 5, 2008 — Charlotte multiplex closes after one year
Located in the lower level of the Eastland Mall at the intersection of Central Avenue at Sharon Amity Road. The Eastland Mall Cinemas was part of the General Cinema chain that owned several theatres in the greater Charlotte area, which owned South Park Mall Cinemas and also at the time Charlottetown Cinemas. The GC Eastland Mall Cinemas I, II, III was Charlotte’s newest modern cinema, which opened on September 30, 1975. The opening attractions were Joe Don Baker in “Framed” in Screen 1, Maximilian Schell in “The Man in the Glass Booth” in Screen 2 and Marilyn Hassett in “The Other Side of the Mountain” in Screen 3. It was closed on March 21, 1996.
In 1999 it was reopened by Cinema Grill Systems Circuit of Georgia, but was soon closed. It reopened on April 28, 2000 as the Cinema Grill Eastland. On August 30, 2002 it reopened as El Cine Eastland, screening Hispanic movies (with American sub-titles).
On March 30, 2007, after a refurbishment by new operator, Red Carpet Cinemas, the Eastland Mall Cinemas reopened. In August 2008, the theatre began to cut back its hours of operation and closed completely in late-October 2008. It was then used as a church in 2009-2010. It was demolished in April 2011.
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