421 Oakland Avenue,
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Stewart and Everett

Firms: Charles H. Wheatley & Associates

Functions: Church

Previous Names: Cinema Theatre

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The newest cinema to hit Rock Hill, South Carolina in quite awhile was the Cinema Theatre which opened January 26, 1963 with William Holden in “The Lion”. It was closed on February 28, 1987.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

“VON RICHTHOFEN and BROWN” play here.Pretty good WWI flick.
August 10 1971 and “THE OMEGA MAN "opens with a warning,"MANAGEMENT DOES NOT RECOMMENED FOR CHILDREN”,I noticed a few Rock Hill Theatres would insert that in the ads.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Back in those days GP and PG pictures were not for kids unlike the loose way the PG rating is slapped around today.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Next time to Charlotte I might pull off I-77 and take a look.Thanks.

chipatthemovies on August 9, 2011 at 11:54 am

The Cinema and the Mini Cinema were two different theatres. The picture above is the Cinema and the address is the Cinema. The Mini Cinema was in a shopping center on Cherry Road.

dwadestrick on June 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

This was called the Cinema and was known as the Rocking Chair Cinema because it had chairs that would rock. It was owned by Stewart & Everett Theaters from when it opened in the 60’s to around 1986 or 1987 when Carmike Cinemas bought the Rock Hill theaters. This theater closed February 28, 1987.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The Cinema Theatre is the name given for this house in the article That appeared in the July, 1963, issue of International Projectionist. Stewart & Everett’s new 600-seat house was designed in a spare, Modern style by architects Charles H. Wheatley & Associates.

this page of the magazine has four photos showing the theater’s front and public interior. Not surprisingly, subsequent pages feature a couple of photos of the projection room and a description of its equipment.

rivest266 on January 19, 2020 at 4:40 pm

Grand opening ad uploaded.

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