Clemson wants a theater
CLEMSON, SC — Ever since the Astro III closed in August, 2008, the college town of Clemson, SC has been without a cinema. The city hopes that the Astro can be re-activated or that another cinema can be built, with the city able to provide at least some backing.
“It’s left a huge gap in the community,” Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy said. “We miss it.”
The Astro had been open on College Avenue in Clemson for more than 30 years before it closed in August last year, Abernathy said.
He said the city has a “passionate interest” in acquiring the property but said he has discussed the issue with the owners, whom he said don’t want to sell.
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