Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
675 Merrimon Avenue,
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Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. (Official)
Architects: William Bringhurst McGehee
Firms: Six Associates
Previous Names: Merrimon Twin Theatre, Two Moons Brew and View
Opened on December 21, 1973 with Walt Disney’s animated movie" Robin Hood" playing on both screens. The 925-seat Merrimon Twin Theatre was a very popular twin theatre in Western North Carolina. It was operated by Irvin-Fuller Theatres, who operated many screens in the Carolinas.
The Merrimon Twin Theatre opened "Jaws" to huge crowds making the biggest grosser for that Twin Theatre. Other long running movies that played there include "The Electric Horseman", "The Jerk" "Conan" and "Rocky III" for the first couple of weeks it looked like "Jaws" was back, with huge crowds attending. One thing I never could understand is that while all the other screens would have matinees daily on Mondays all of the Irwin-Fuller Theatres would not. Maybe someone knows why?
The Merrrimon Twin Theatre was a major player on Asheville until UA opened the first big multi-plex and like so many other cities the moviegoer that had supported the Merrimon headed to the Mall!
It became the Two Moons Brew and View in 1998, and in 1999 it was renamed the Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. In late-2022 a second screen was added which screens classic & 2nd-run movies.
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