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Old 12-22-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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My brother and I will be in Charlotte for six hour layover between Amtrak trains. Are there any movie theaters off of or within a reasonable taxi ride of the light rail? Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:18 AM
 
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The light rail does not go out to the Amtrak station you will not need to ride it at all .
Call a cab and tell them to take you to the Epicentre in uptown.
It too far to walk but walking would kill some of that time however
but not to far in a cab and probably just around 10 bucks I would assume

Often cabs are sitting out in the parking lot so you may luck out that way too.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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The light rail does not go out to the Amtrak station you will not need to ride it at all .
Call a cab and tell them to take you to the Epicentre in uptown.
It too far to walk but walking would kill some of that time however
but not to far in a cab and probably just around 10 bucks I would assume

Often cabs are sitting out in the parking lot so you may luck out that way too.
Actually, it's a little less than 2 miles from the AMtrak station to Epicenter. Just walk south on Tryon, to Trade St, Hang a left, go 1 block and there you are. I'd almost be afraid of what route a cab would take someone on, for such a short trip.

If you leave the station, give yourself PLENTY of time to get back, because time and AMTRAK wait for no man!

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Old 12-23-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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Actually, it's a little less than 2 miles from the AMtrak station to Epicenter. Just walk south on Tryon, to Trade St, Hang a left, go 1 block and there you are. I'd almost be afraid of what route a cab would take someone on, for such a short trip.

If you leave the station, give yourself PLENTY of time to get back, becaue time and AMTRAK wait for no man!
I agree this is your best bet. I too would just walk to it, forget the cab. Here's a link to their site so you can see if the times will work for you: EpiCentre Theaters

Spend the rest of the time exploring this great developing city! Good luck and have fun!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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I would go to the Epicentre but my brother is 18 and I heard they have an after 7 pm nazi youth policy. Any more that we could find?
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I would go to the Epicentre but my brother is 18 and I heard they have an after 7 pm nazi youth policy. Any more that we could find?
Walk across the street (North Tryon Street) to the CATS #11 bus stop. This bus usually runs every 10 to 20 minutes on the weekdays. It will take you to the Transit Center Uptown. The transit center is 200 feet east of Epicentre and directly across Trade Street from the Arena. This is what you will see when you get off of the #11 bus.

YouTube - Urban Charlotte

The round trip bus fare from Amtrak to Epicentre is $3. Make sure you have $1.50 EXACT change for each trip.

Here is the Inbound schedule for the #11 bus. Stop 2 "Tryon & Dalton" is your nearest time slot from Amtrak!!!

Weekday Schedule
http://wirelesscats.ridetransit.org/...how%20Schedule

The bus runs Saturday/Sunday schedule X-mas eve and X-mas day. Here are those schedules.

Saturday
http://wirelesscats.ridetransit.org/...how%20Schedule
Sunday
http://wirelesscats.ridetransit.org/...how%20Schedule

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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I would go to the Epicentre...but would NOT walk down N. Tryon St. Take a cab. It is probably less than 2 miles and would be a cheap cab ride and safe.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yeah, Epicenter has an age policy because they serve alcohol....
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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but would NOT walk down N. Tryon St. Take a cab.
I don't know about that? I see "ladies" and "Pharmacists" walking that stretch of North Tryon 24/7!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I don't know about that? I see "ladies" and "Pharmacists" walking that stretch of North Tryon 24/7!!!
From the Amtrak Station?...under that bridge...I am an Uptown resident and personally would never walk from the Amtrak Station to Uptown. A cheap cab ride would be the best bet. I see professional people walking down N. Tryon St. too..but only from about 10th. St and South...just my opinion though.
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