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Debra Heath Remembers the Dane Theater in Denmark, SC

One special memory is when I was eight years old and a group of my friends and I boarded the train one Saturday afternoon in Olar, SC, and rode the ten miles to Denmark to see the matinee which was "Old Yeller." I will never forget that thrill or the feeling because it was the first time I had ever ridden a train!

 

Andrew J. Daley recalls his duites at Camp Croft, SC 

The theaters at Camp Croft were quite big and very similar to the theaters outside. Between the four theaters they only had two prints of film, so one theater would start a little sooner and when the film was finished, a guy with a Jeep would run it over to the other theater.

 

Clyde and Mary Hudson discuss theatres of Gaffney, SC 

One of the amazing things about this theater is that is has been run continuously since it opened in 1936. The theater was remodeled from front to back in 1969 and 1970. The city had an ordinance that said nothing could hang over the sidewalk so the marquee had to be taken down then.

 

Harold Miller and Jane Britt on the movie theatres of Newberry, SC

I told you it would take your breath away. I get such enjoyment out of showing this to people. I get chilly bumps. They are the original fixtures. I think that’s the original carpet too.

 

Five Generations Of Same Family Enjoy South Carolina Movie Theatres

Mama would give us a quarter apiece. It cost nine cents to get in. The popcorn cost five cents and the drink cost six cents. That added up to twenty cents which left us a nickel to buy ice cream on the way home.

 

Alice Eatmon recalls the Anderson Theatre in Kingstree, SC

When you walked up to the ticket booth you bought your ticket from Mrs. Tisdale. She had red hair and a good looking figure, and was so friendly. Then you’d go into the lobby. And right in front of you was Jim Owens. We called him James Watson and he was in charge of making the popcorn and all that.

 

Wilmont Berry recalls the Theatres in Hartsville, SC

The Temple Theater was built as an auditorium and meeting place. Pretty soon they put a screen up on the stage and started showing movies. Teenage boys would sit in the balcony. They bought bags of peanuts to throw at the rats. Of course, that’s just what the rats wanted.

 

Cindy Corley remembers Cook Theatre in Walterboro, SC

I would walk to the Cook Theater and watch the Saturday matinee. For a dollar, I could get my ticket, popcorn, coke, and two kinds of candy. Mr. Henry Cook owned the theater. If I talked in the movie, he would call my mother and tell her I talked and then for two Saturdays I couldn’t go to the movies.

 

Henry Clinkscales enjoyed the movie theatres of Belton, SC

When I was twelve or thirteen, Lash LaRue came to town. He rode his horse right down the aisle of the theater. He did whip tricks. He would get someone to hold a cigarette in their mouth and he’d cut it down with his whip. Then, if you bought a picture of him for fifty cents, he would autograph it.

 

Mildred Higgins in a Paramount movie made in Georgetown, SC

Being in "Pied Piper Malone" was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, but seeing the movie when it was shown on the screen was icing on the cake. Recognizing ourselves and our friends filled us with glee, and we were happy to see the movie starlets again on the screen if not in person.

 

Pied Piper Malone re-premieres in Georgetown, SC

Georgetown - March 25, 2006
The street was lined with cheering people. Vintage cars pulled up with "movie stars" while photographers took pictures for newspapers and television. Cameras flashed as the honored guests walked the red carpet to see the restored print of "Pied Piper Malone" which had not been seen in Georgetown since 1924.

 

The Abrams Brothers of Georgetown  

I’ve heard my husband tell this story many times. When the boxing matches came on over the radio, he would listen to the match to find out how it was going and then he would run down and tell his brother Morris. Morris would project on the screen how the boxing match was going.

 

Green Family Theatres of South Carolina

My father owned theatres in Branchville, St. George, Erhardt, and New Ellenton. He had two brothers who owned theatres in Johnston, Williston, Yemassee, and Hardeville. It was my father who started the business and got the family involved.

 

Kent Daniels provides history of movie theatres of Lake City, SC

In 1953, Lash LaRue "saved the show" at the Golden Leaf Jubilee in Lake City when Smiley Burnette didn't show up. LaRue took part in the big parade and then put on a great show for everyone in front of the Propst Theatre.

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