AMC Park Terrace 6
4289 Park Road,
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Operated by: AMC Theatres
Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Consolidated Theatres, Plitt Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Wilby-Kincey
Architects: William Bringhurst McGehee
Firms: Six Associates
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Park Terrace Theatre, Park Terrace Cinema 6, Park Terrace Stadium 6
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News About This Theater
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- Aug 21, 2009 — "Alien" 30th Anniversary
The 1,000 seat, Park Terrace Theatre opened on May 28, 1964. The grand opening ceremonies included a fireworks display, music by the Charlotte College Choir, and speeches by the Mayor Pro Tem, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and a local radio personality named Ty Boyd. At 9:10 p.m. the first movie, "Captain Newman" with Gregory Peck and Tony Curtis ran. Coming attractions included “Flipper’s New Adventure”, “What a Way to Go” with Shirley McLain, and “Good Neighbor Sam” with Jack Lemmon.
The Park Terrace advertised “a startling concept in theatre comfort, and attractiveness where you will experience a new world of motion picture enjoyment”. The theatre had a large glass enclosed lobby and “air-flo rocking chairs”. For 1964 it was revolutionary, and Charlotte loved it. In the late-1960’s the Park Terrace Theater offered a long extended run of Disney’s “Mary Poppins”.
The Park Road shopping center opened in the late-1950’s. This was Charlotte’s first big shopping center, and featured acres of parking, and numerous stores and restaurants. Like the theatre, it was revolutionary. It’s still a popular and attractive shopping center.
Along the way the Park Terrace Theater went multi-screen/stadium seating. It’s last expansion was in 1995. The Art Moderne style exterior is still in place. It’s charmingly dated. It was closed in late-December 2017. It was taken over by AMC and following a renovation and a reduction of the seating capacity to around 500, it reopened on May 3, 2019.
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Looks like Park Terrace will soon be moved over to the “Closed” list: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article188840369.html
Jay Morong and Mike Rogers…..
When was the last day of business at Charlotte’s Park Terrace? When I looked on board the Regal website…I heard The Last Jedi was playing…..and the cinema is still open…..
Looks like it has shut down.
AMC is going to reopen it in 2019. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/whats-in-store/article210649284.html
At least it re-opened.
Grand opening ad: Park Terrace theatre opening Thu, May 28, 1964 – 25 · The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina) · Newspapers.com
Reopened by the Stone Group’s Consolidated Theatres on May 31st, 1996 with a major celebration.
Park Terrace reopening with 6 screens Fri, May 31, 1996 – 59 · The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina) · Newspapers.com
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Plitt also operated the Park Terrace before Cineplex Odeon took over.
Here’s a new 4-page 50th anniversary FIDDLER ON THE ROOF retrospective featuring a roadshow playdate chronology and historian Q&A. The Park Terrace’s run is mentioned in the piece.