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Fox Theatre - Columbia, SC

Left: The Fox Theater in the 1970s.
Above: Detail of one of the masks seen at the
right and left near the top of the facade.

Fox Theater
1607 Main Street
Opened: 1962

The Fox is the last remaining movie theater building in downtown Columbia. It was recently purchased by the Columbia Film Society which hopes it will become home to the Nickelodeon Theater by 2009. To stay current with activities relating to this project, visit www.nickelodeon.org and click on "Move To The Fox Theater."

The Fox originally opened as the State Theater on July 2, 1936. It was air conditioned and had a men's lounge and women's parlor. There was a handsome marquee and a glass and tile box office. The interior boasted red plush seats, sunset pillars and modern wall sconces. When it opened, there were four other movie theaters on Main Street.
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