AMC Park Terrace 6

4289 Park Road,
Charlotte, NC 28209

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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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AMC Park Terrace 6

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.

Contributed by Robby from Charlotte

Recent comments (view all 74 comments)

rivest266 on December 29, 2017 at 12:30 am

Looks like it has shut down.

mcmixer13 on May 11, 2018 at 4:04 am

AMC is going to reopen it in 2019.

Patsy on May 7, 2019 at 3:49 pm

At least it re-opened.

rivest266 on February 12, 2020 at 1:07 am

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50sSNIPES on October 24, 2021 at 6:14 pm

Plitt also operated the Park Terrace before Cineplex Odeon took over.

MSC77 on December 31, 2021 at 7:20 pm

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.

MSC77 on June 5, 2023 at 4:42 pm

A chronology of Charlotte’s 70mm presentations history has recently been published/updated. Park Terrace gets several mentions in the piece.

happy4penguins on November 30, 2023 at 4:32 am

I was a manager at this theater back in ‘93. The original screen that was split in to two still had the same seats. All of them had ashtrays. On Thursdays when we built the Friday movies my employees would ask to preview in 1 or 2 so they could smoke while watching the movie.

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