Sr., remembers working as an usher at the Victory Theater in Charleston
and meetng cowboy star Johnny Mack Brown.
in Newberry is for sale.
Clemson offers course in history of South Carolina movie theaters
to the web site, including two rare photographs.
What's Next? Projects we working on at this time.
Glories of the Gloria - recently discovered murals in Charleston's
Sottile Theatre, formerly the Gloria Theatre.
Theater Recent Additions
Special "Thank You" to Brian Petit for information on
the Elco Theatre
Much more about the Charleston Theatre including a tribute to Miss
More on the Dixieland Theatre and Milo Theatre operated by John
Carolina Theater Recent Additions
Special "Thank You" to Fay Rentz regarding Varnville movie
Columbia Movie Theatre Resource
New Marquee on King Street - Charleston
Northwoods Stadium Cinemas - North Charleston
2010 (Special News)
Like A Fox recently won "Best Film" at the Charleston
Film Festival. It will be shown at the Terrace
Theater on James Island beginning Friday, March 26. After viewing
this movie, we were so moved that we felt we needed to let our site
visitors know about it. Click Here
to read our review.
We wanted to add our thoughts about the smaller IMAX screens. We
had expectations based on previous experiences at IMAX theaters.
We were stunned by the new digital IMAX theater in Charleston. The
screen is slightly larger than half the size of the standard IMAX
We're making a presentation this year as part of the festival's
educational series. We hope to see you there.
Movie Theater Coverage
We have begun including Multiplex and Megaplex theaters to our site.
This is quite a challenge and will be an on-going project. We continue
to look for images and information on the old single-screen theaters
of South Carolina. Many of our site visitors do not remember the
old single-screen theaters. We have also realized that the generations
who enjoyed the first twin-screen and multi-plex theaters have stories
to tell. Those theaters are disappearing quickly. They are being
replaced by larger migaplex theaters which often include an IMAX
screen. So, we begin a period of expansion. We rely on our visitors
to help us grow. Let us hear from you by sending us an email at
Conway - Updates
New listing and information on the State
Theatre of Loris, SC
Traveling the Upstate... again. New - Clemson,
Update - Laurens
Continuing research on the Green/Greene Family Theaters
New Theater For A Day - Disney's "A Christmas Carol" Tour
VIP David Shepard
Visits our Paradise Theatre
Lunch with New Friends - Picture Show Man and Alice
Calhoun web sites
Trip to Hampton, Ridgeland and Beaufort
We just returned
from a ten-day road trip that covered much of western North Carolina,
Tennessee, and northern Georgia. Along the way we had many exciting
adventures, met some amazing people, and investigated several old
single-screen movie theaters. While these are not South Carolina
movie theaters, each has some story that makes it unique. We hope
you will enjoy hearing about and seeing photos of these theaters
in our neighboring states.
Joy To Share - we get to share some of the stories
we have collected with members of the East Cooper Coffee Club of
Mount Pleasant, SC. Moving Up Main - Columbia's
Nickelodeon Theater moves forward with their capital campaign to
make the old Fox Theater their new home. Movie Theaters
of Charleston - we are getting close to publishing
an expanded and much revised edition of our 1994 book on the history
of Charleston's movie theaters.
A look back
on our unforgettable experiences this year and an invitation to
share your memories of going to the old single-screen movie theaters
of South Carolina.
We visited The
Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia. There were loads of
laughs and much to see. We took a lot of photographs. Click
Here to enjoy this wonderful experience.
Our web site
is made possible by viewers like you. Recent additions include Williston
Theater in Williston, SC and the Palace
Theater in Charleston, SC.
for Laughs" contributor, Anne Dawson has sent updates on Silent
and Classic Film Events in North Carolina and South Carolina. Click
Here to check out these items of interest.
to our single-screen movie theater history, our August
Road Trip is detailed on pages for the following South Carolina
cities and towns.
Mill Village and the Movies - How motion pictures were
seen in the South Carolina's mill towns.
New Profile - Mr. T. Lee Little,
one of the South's pioneer exhibitors, began operating his Majestic
Theater in Camden on April 7, 1915.
Tell Us YOUR Story -
We want to hear your memories of South Carolina's single screen movie
Author James Hutchisson's
article on Charleston movie theater history in Charleston Magazine.
South Carolina Film Exhibition research class offered at Clemson University
by James M. Burns.
We share our stories with the Men's Coffee Club of Mount Pleasant.
An editorial on
the possibilities of small communities reviving and reinventing their
local movie theaters. Links to South Carolina's two operating Drive-In
This month, we
added the most South Carolina listings we've ever done in a single
month. We added 32 new listings. Many include photographs and historical
area theaters close. AMC's Citadel Mall 6 and Northwoods 8 as well
as Regal's Mount Pleasant Stadium 12 theaters closed in April, 2008.
Film... Please, Special Feature on the Terrace Theatre in
Charleston. The League of Historic American Theatres has announced
a national forum to be held at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry,
South Carolina during April, 2008. Charleston International Film Festival.
A report on our
recent visit to the South Carolina State Museum to see their newest
exhibition, Hollywood Comes to South Carolina: A Century of Filmmaking
in The Palmetto State.
Silent and Classic
Film Events for North Carolina and South Carolina submitted by Anne
on the South Carolina Film Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum
Camera, Carolina: Making Movies in the Palmetto State"
South Windermere Cinema closes
Memories of the Parkway Theatre in Mount Pleasant
Article on Marketing
the Movies with materials from the Malcolm Samuel Suggs Collection
Update on the Nickelodeon Theater's renovation of the Fox Theater
in Columbia, SC
Request for information on the movie theaters of Chesnee, SC
Index of New Photographs
posted since April 1, 2007
Our Web Site Featured
in www.sciway.net Newsletter
Comments from visitors to our site during April, 2007
Links to Individual Comments from Visitors or - Click
Move to Former Fox Theatre in Columbia, SC
Another Lost Film: "Miss Jewett and the Baker Family"
Abby Coker Prepares Thesis Project on Anderson Theatres
Tom Reesor Still Searching for Lost Film: "The Power of Love"
Malone" Premieres (again) after 83 Years
"Pied Piper Malone" Developments
The Gloria Revisited - Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Thrills Audience
Sylvia Theatre in York, SC
Tom Reesor Searching for 1922 Silent Film "The Power of Love"
Garden Theatre in Charleston
Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia
"Pied Piper Malone" Returns to Georgetown
Belton to Celebrate 150th Anniversary
First Movies Shown
on Sunday in South Carolina - Camp Croft, SC
Early Films Shown Outside
Edison Company Studio on Charleston, SC
Largest Wall in North America - Newberry Opera House