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Cottageville Theatre - Cottageville, SC

Opening date scratched in the concrete
in front of the theatre.
The building still stands
on Cottageville Highway.

Cottageville Theatre
Harry Reeves opened the movie theater on May 28, 1941. The theater used a 16mm projector purchased from a shop on Broad Street in Charleston which Mr. Reeves' daughter and wife sometimes operated. Other times they sold tickets. Sometimes they sold boiled peanuts to the customers. They didn’t have popcorn. Mr. Reeves employed an assistant named "Pinch."

The theater was open on Friday and Saturday nights. Sometimes it was open on Wednesday nights. After it closed as a movie theater, it was used as a skating rink and later a retail store, thrift store, appliance store, and finally as a storage building.


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