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rkloker commented about Will Rogers Theatre on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Thanks to those providing photos. I grew up in a town about 15 miles from Charleston, during the 1960’s and 70’s, and went to many movies at the Will Rogers Theatre. I did not know that it is on the National Register of Historic Places, and am very glad to learn that it is. It is certainly a beautiful example of Art Deco style, and those aspects appear to be well-preserved. My grandfather had worked very briefly with Rogers, and I grew up keenly aware of how beloved by many, Rogers was. I would always stop and look at the large photo of him in the lobby (although I remember the photo being larger, from floor to ceiling—-I hope this is not an example of always remembering childhood things as being larger than they are actually are!). Anyway, thank you for bringing back some good memories.