South Carolina Movie Theatres

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ACT Theatre
Anderson, SC
The ACT Theatre opened as the State Theatre in 1939. It closed in 1972. The theatre later reopened as the the Alverson Center Theatre (ACT Theatre) and featured live performances. This photo is from 2010. In 2018, the building was purchased by the Grace Church. The building was gutted and the canopy sign was restored. The ACT letters are gone. For more, see this website. [map]

Little Theatre

American Theatre
Charleston, SC
The American Theatre was named in honor of America's servicemen and women. It opened in 1942 and closed in 1977. The theatre remained vacant until 1997. It was renovated and reopened in 2003 as a restaurant/movie theatre. However, the theatre closed to the public in 2005 and it is now used for special events and as a conference facility. For more, see this website. [map]

Riviera Theatre
Charleston, SC
The Riviera Theatre opened in 1939 and closed in 1977. It was leased to a church group in 1979 but, by the mid-1980s, it was headed for demolition. The building was sold to the Charleston Place Hotel next door which turned it into a conference center and ballroom. For more, see this website. [map]

Main Street Theatre

Capri Theatre [gone]
Florence, SC
The Capri Theatre was built in 1964. By 2005, the theatre was closed. By 2008, the building and sign were gone. For more, see this website. [photos thanks Robby Delius]

Strand Theatre
Georgetown, SC
The Strand Theatre opened in 1941 and retains its original marquee. The theatre has been used for live performances since 1982. For more, see this website. [map]

Palmetto Theatre
Hampton, SC
Pix Theatre
Rock Hill, SC
The Palmetto Theatre opened in 1946 and closed in the 1980s. It was remodeled in 1993 and is now used for live productions. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pix Theatre opened in 1940 and closed in the 1980s. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. Since 2011, the building has housed a church. By 2012, it was also housing a real estate office. The PIX letters are gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Saluda Theatre
Saluda, SC
Sylvia Theatre
York, SC
The Saluda Theatre was designed by Charles B. Thompson and opened in 1936. It closed in 1981 and is now used for live productions and special events. Sorry for the poor picture quality. These photos were taken at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Sylvia Theatre opened in the 1930s. It closed in the late 1960s and was used as a teaching supplies store. It reopened as a theatre again around 2004. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

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