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Saluda Theatre - Saluda, SC

Saluda Theatre
107 Law Range
Opened: 1936
Closed: 1981
Listed on the National Register of Histori Places: 1993

Designed by Charles B. Thompson, the Saluda Theatre is a two-story, stuccoed masonry building constructed in the Art Deco style. The theatre is prominently sited in downtown Saluda across the street from the courthouse square.

The theatre and the building next to it were purchased in 1987 by members of the Saluda County Council. The Saluda County Hostorical Society accepted deeds to these properties and began a process of restoring the theatre for community use and turning the adjacent building into a local history museum. The Saluda Theatre is currently home to the Saluda Players.


Photo - Saluda County Historical Society


Photo - South Carolina Department of Archives and History

To the left is a photograph of the Saluda Theatre in 1944. Jody Smith, an architect in Charleston, remembers going to the Saluda Theatre as a young boy. “Mr. Herlong was the manager. One Saturday, he yanked me out of my seat and sent me home for using a pea shooter during the movie.”

Ticket Booth of the Saluda Theatre
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