Waynesville NC Movie Theater

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If you are looking for a regular movie theater in Waynesville NC, you're out of luck.

February 15, 2017 by Rick Morris

The Strand

A boutique cinema showing second run movies and classic films.  This is not a theater where you will find the hottest new movie releases.  The Strand, one of Waynesville's most iconic store fronts, was built in 1945 with 412 seats and showed movies regularly until 1982, when a fire destroyed a portion of the building.  It was taken over by the Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre until 1993.  Renovations attempts were unsuccessful.  It now shares space with a barcode scanner refurbishing business, yet the small theater operates occasionally.

The only cinema, Smoky Mountain Cinema, went out of business in 2013.  They say it's because they were "required" to go all digital.  As you can see by the review below, it was probably because they sucked so bad, they couldn't fill the seats.

Smokey Mountain Cinema
235 Waynesville Plaza
Waynesville, NC, 28786
(828) 452-9091


"Don't expect anything special at the Smokey Mountain Cinema. This place is among the worst movie theaters you'll ever visit.  It's  'po-dunk' in that the seating is limited, in both viewing rooms, and the sound is basic.  Also, you can expect to be among some of the least etiquette-savvy movie goers in the world.  Unsupervised teenagers are constantly texting each other, talking, etc. And, parents let their children talk out loud, and run the aisles.  Some parents also do cell-phone conversations during movies.  Management doesn't do much about it.  If you have the time, drive to the theaters in Asheville. You'll enjoy yourselves better.  Of course, in that this is the only movie theater in Waynesville NC, you get whatever management wants to deliver.  And, it's certainly not quality."

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