Hillcrest Cinemas

1985 E. Main Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Previous Names: Hillcrest Twin Theatre

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Hillcrest - Spartanburg, SC

When opened in the early-1970’s, it was one of the first multiplex theatres in the region. Spartanburg’s Hillcrest Twin Theatres would serve this city for many years, playing blockbusters such as "Jaws" and many 007 movies.

When the large mall out by 1-26 opened, and more larger multiplexes and Regal coming into the market, the Hillcrest Twin Theatre and other Spartanburg screens would go dark.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm




Open ~December 10, 1971-~1993 approximate? Anyone care to verify the exact dates?

Open as a Twin, became 3 screens in 1981.


1980 Irvin-Filler Theaters
1985 Carolina Cinema Corp. (Roth)
1990 Roth

Was in the Hillcrest Shopping Center, Featuring ULTRA-VISION, The New Concept in Motion Picture Persentation. You’ll See and Feel the Difference.

Because it opened as a Twin, on the first day, “All Twins Admitted Free”.

The first two movies had Burt Lancaster in LAWMAN and Mark Lester in BLACK BEAUTY.

Anyone have more info or photos?

Spartanburg reminds me of Navy Chief Marie Horton.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

“LAWMAN” was a dang good movie from one of my favorites Burt Lancaster thanks for that info. Irvin-Fuller ran the Carolinas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

it was an ULTRA VISION THEATRE. Jan 2 1972 sees in theatre number one “LADY AND THE TRAMP” and theatre number two has 007 “DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Nov.2 1979 “STARTING OVER” was playing and in the other theatre was “SKATETOWN USA”.
Jan 5, 1980 playing is “STAR TREK” and “MOUNTAIN FAMILY ROBINSON” Both G-rated films.

TLSLOEWS on November 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

Thanks Chuck and Mike.

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