Closed venue: The Studio I & II, Hillsborough Street, Raleigh across from N.C. State University.
This theater was located inside the Electric Company Mall (pictured on the left) which is still in operation.
I went to the Studio only once in the early ’90s to see “Dazed and Confused.” I barely remember it though, except that it was tiny, and I believe it was the first theater I’d ever been to that served alcohol.
Owned by Ambassador Entertainment (which is currently running the Rialto, the Colony, Mission Valley Theatres, and Six Forks Station), the Studio I & II was open from 1988 to 2000. Screen 1 had 52 seats, and screen 2 sat 54.
There is very little information about the Studio I & II online – it doesn’t have an accurate listing on the vastly informative cinematreasures.org website – so if anybody out there has anything to share about the theater please drop me a line.
Please visit my other entries in this series about places that housed former theaters:
Triangle Area places that used to be movie theaters: Part 1 (features slideshow)
Part 2: The Ram Triple in Chapel Hill
Part 3: The Varsity Theatre, Raleigh
Part 4: The Cary Theater, Cary
Part 5: The Pick Theatre, Chapel Hill
Part 6: Tower Twin Theatres, Raleigh
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