A photo that surfaced on Facebook Thursday depicts things one might see at North Hills shopping center today: a new theater, new parking space and infrastructure, and mostly new cars.
But the date on the N.C. State Archives photo is August, 1967. Fifty years ago, the post by Olde Raleigh noted, the pictured Cardinal Theatre was just two months old. The one-screen theater seated more than 800.
A row of ’60s-model cars in the forefront includes a VW Bus, a Chevy Impala and Nova, and a Ford Mustang.
Showing at the theater on that particular day: “Two for the Road,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney – in color.
The photo stirred up memories for many people who responded to the post.
Shown next to the theater is Raleigh Paint & Wallpaper, followed by Ice Cream Creations (partially hidden by a tree).
Pictured one more space to the left is Amedeo’s, the Italian restaurant that opened in Raleigh in 1963 is now on Western Boulevard.