CARY, N.C.- Cary’s first indoor movie theater to reopen downtown

Posted: December 1
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CARY, N.C. — The Town of Cary broke ground Saturday on a renovation project to reopen the town’s first indoor movie theater.

The 7,000-square-foot downtown building, at 122 E. Chatham St., has been home to a clothing store, auto parts shop and recording studio since The Cary theater closed in the late 1950s.

“This is an important piece of Cary’s past and we’re bringing it to the future,” said Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.

Betty Ann Chandler Atkins remembers when her father, Paul Chandler, built The Cary in the late 1940s. She said it was a childhood playground for her and her siblings.

“It seems smaller to me (now) than it did when I was a child,” Atkins said.

Now, a new generation of the Chandler family will be able to enjoy the theater.

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