Terrace Theater sold to Cinema Treasures member

posted by longislandmovies on July 30, 2007 at 7:45 am

CHARLESTON, SC — The Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Highway was sold last week to Michael Furlinger. Mr. Furlinger started in the movie business in 1982 as an usher for Century Theaters and later went on to become district manager for Cineplex Odeon. For the past 17 years he has owned a chain of gourmet food shops called The Sweet Gourmet.

The Terrace Theater is Charleston’s premier art house and has been in operation for 10 years.

Comments (17)

JohnMessick on July 30, 2007 at 8:20 am

Congrats on your purchase Longislandmovies. Do you have a picture(s) of the Terrace Theater that you can share with the folks on Cinema Treasures?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

Can’t seem to locate this house under the name Terrace or in the city of Charleston.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on July 30, 2007 at 11:40 am

Well done on your choice of restoration decorations -a very pleasant looking environment with a feeling of “welcome to our new show.”

I hope you have lines around the block… keep the fresh popcorn popping and don’t forget to use the curtains -it’s showbusiness!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 30, 2007 at 11:41 am

I was looking for the Cinema Treausures listing.

longislandmovies on July 30, 2007 at 12:05 pm

THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS! 6 years of looking has payed off….

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 30, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Beautiful web site. Clear, attractive graphics, easy to navigate.

longislandmovies on July 30, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Terrace now listed on Cinema Treasures….

longislandmovies on July 30, 2007 at 4:57 pm

not yet give me a few days…………

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 30, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Wishing you all the best, Mike!


longislandmovies on July 31, 2007 at 9:09 am

I did not find it on loopnet….strange as i have paid my $49.00 month for 3 years….lol…..you never know…..

JodarMovieFan on July 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Congratulations! I like the $7.50 admission fee. If you were in the DC area, I’d be a regular.

longislandmovies on July 31, 2007 at 4:10 pm

lol…. need to change that admission is $8.50…6.50seniors

Alto on August 1, 2007 at 7:19 am

For an independent theater, the website is one of the best I’ve ever seen – they definitely got their money’s worth. Comprehensive (features and info), attractive (graphics and colors) and well-designed (clarity, navigability and layout), it includes just about everything a thoughtful, desirable theater site should have.

Suggestion: for the “Film Club” page, it should give an initial summary/description of what it is and then hint of specific benefits (if any) that might be included with membership to entice customers to join (examples: free e-newsletter, advance notice of upcoming events and attractions, exclusive screenings, discount tickets, contests, other special offers, etc.). This should appear BEFORE having to click on the “register here” link (some site visitors may not think to look there for this info. or may be reluctant to enter that link). Right now, the page looks “spartan” when it opens (considering how elaborate the rest of the site is).

A great marketing and promotional tool!

Just curious: under “Terrace News” or “Theater Info”, why no mention of “under new management”? (Would revealing this alienate long-time customers?) Why be anonymous? As a new owner, introduce yourself (and your involvement with cinemas) to your customers â€" if you love the business you’re in, then say so – they’re going to find out sooner or later!

longislandmovies on August 3, 2007 at 6:17 am

There was a lot of news coverage of the sale so many people know …will be doing some work on the web site very soon !

longislandmovies on July 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Well one year down and many more to go! What a 1st year………

JodarMovieFan on July 22, 2008 at 9:06 am

Congratulations!! So now that you’ve made a success of your new venue, when can we expect a 70mm festival? Let us know, I’ll be happy to drive down for a visit. Your place is closer than driving to England for their annual 70mm fest..provided there was a transatlantic bridge. :)

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