Reynolda Theatres I-II-III

2839 Fairlawn Drive,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Stewart and Everett

Functions: Library

Previous Names: Reynolda Cinema

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Reynolda Theatres I-II-III

Owned and operated by the Charlotte based Stewart and Everett Corporation, the opening of the Reynolda Cinema was a true showplace in great entertainment and a first for Winston-Salem’s ultra-modern theatre. When the Reynolda Theatre opened on January 18, 1967 it was a large 750 seat single screen cinema with great lounge chair seating complete with giant widescreen projection that had Hi-Fi 4 Track Stereo Sound for your listening enjoyment. The opening attraction for the Reynolda Cinema was the Jane Fonda comedy “Any Wednesday” starring Jason Robards.

It remained a single screen theatre until March 15, 1974 when a second screen was added to the building. On May 31, 1985 the original auditorium was split down the middle making it a triple screen cinema. By this time the cinema was operated by Carmike Cinemas. They operated the cinema until its closing in 1996. Today, it is home to the Reynolda Manor Public Library.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Element02 on March 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm

The library kept up the original poster displays that used to greet patrons at the entrance to the theatre. I believe I only attended this theatre once in the early 90’s to see the Julia Roberts-Nick Nolte starrer ‘I Love Trouble.’ I remember one of the last movies they showed before closing was ‘The Glimmer Man.’

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Mike Rogers on June 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

Great shot of the marquee,nice they kept the one sheet frames.

raysson on March 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Francis Coppula’s THE GODFATHER played here first-run at the Reynolda Cinema on March 22,1972.

ImagoTwist on May 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

The Reynolda Cinema was not in Reynolda Manor Shopping Center, but across the street from it. Reynold Manor is at the corner of Fairlawn and Reynolda Road, not Silas Creek Parkway.

raysson on August 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

The Reynolda Cinema opened on January 18,1967 as a 750-seat single screen theatre under Stewart and Everett Corporation. A second auditorium was added that was adjacent to the original auditorium that had a seating capacity of 304 that opened as the Reynolda Cinema 1 & 2 on Friday March 15,1974 with the premiere attraction DAY OF THE DOLPHIN starring George C. Scott. By the 1980’s,the original auditorium’s 750 seat was split into two sections creating two shoebox auditoriums with smaller screens and was renamed the Reynolda Triple Cinemas until it closed in 1996.

raysson on June 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

A second auditorium was built adjanct to the 750-set original auditorium that opened on March 15,1974 that seated 400(bringing the total of seats to 1,150),and renamed the Reynolda Cinema 1 & 2. By 1985, the 750-seat original auditorium was split into two sections created two auditoriums seating 375 each and was renamed the Reynolda Cinema 1-2-3 under Stewart and Everett and later Carmike until 1996.

SCREEN 1: 375

SCREEN 2: 375

SCREEN 3: 400


JEDIII on January 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

When the theater first opened, it was staffed largely by students from Mount Tabor Junior-Senior High School like me. I watched many movies there and never remember paying full admission price.

longshot1701 on June 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

This was the first theater I remember going to (although supposedly I saw Return of the Jedi at the ripe age of 18 days) in 1987 to see Masters of the Universe. Might not have been the best movie ever made, but I loved it, and still do.

rivest266 on April 18, 2023 at 8:32 pm

Two screens on March 15th, 1974 as a new screen is added on to the main building. the 3rd screen was installed by splitting up the large theater on May 31st, 1985 destroying the last big screen in town. ads posted.

Reynolda Cinema 1-2-3 construction Reynolda Cinema 1-2-3 construction 18 Apr 1985, Thu Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

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