Camelot Cinemas

48 E. Antrim Drive,
Greenville, SC 29607

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GLG
GLG on August 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I liked Robbie Presnell.. Last I heard he lived in beautiful Tampa Fla. About 18 years ago. And as for Paul Cook’s Bijou Cinema that was the crown jewel of the Litchfield (as in Beach) theater circuit.

GLG
GLG on August 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Cineplex Odeon managed the theater till the early 1990’s.. Paul Cook and I spoke often.. He was the greatest cinema mgr of all time. What a showman. I knew he managed the Ravioli in Myrtle Beach back in the 60’s. I always thought it was named after the movie CAMELOT.. but now I know different. Please tell him Gary said hello. Thanks!

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on August 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

This theater was likely built by the Wilby-Kincey chain who were the designated Paramount operating partner for this area. Wilby-Kincey then ABC then Plitt.

Bigmack
Bigmack on August 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

Well I know the manager who named the Camelot Theatre in Greenville, SC, he was Paul Cook. He managed the camelot until he left to open the Bijou Cinemas in June of 76. I was his projectionist at the Bijou and he was my Father in law.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Hey,TSLOEWS i left you a post on the MONSTER RAMA DRIVE-in Site. Make fun of my late shows will you!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I don’t know,hopefully he was a real theatre dawg and is on CT smiling that someone found his name. Really,Robin gave me a stack of old PLITT memos and wow,all the theatres had the managers names on them. A few theatres aren’t on CT. like the Westgate in Spartanburg,S.C., SPRINGS THEATRE in Ocala, MALL theatres,Johnson City,TENN. Camelot Theatre in Myrtle Beach,and SUNILAND in N. Miami. Maybe they have new names,i don’t know and can’t know all about theatres.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

How is Robert by the way?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

CAMELOT THEATRE was a PLITT theatre and On Dec.30 1983 your manager was Robert Presnell.

stock1sc
stock1sc on April 23, 2008 at 8:26 am

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a post on here. I had forgotten about this forum. How is the Camelot doing bussiness wise these days? I usually go every week or so up there to see a movie and it’s never crowded so I was a little concerned. Me and the friends are almost always up there on Saturday night and it’s never crowded then ether although there was a decent amount at Leatherheads.

ASR
ASR on March 30, 2007 at 3:51 pm

Rick, How did you know that? Been wondering about that for years. I had heard that Camelot/Myrtle Beach came first but never sure. How much do you know of the Wilby-Kinsey chain? I did attempt to recreate the Camelot signage on the building in 05, but its not quite
right. I got the amelot okay but the C is not finished. I do think the Camelot’s original manager came from Myrtle Beach. Heard that?
Andrew

rickcomer
rickcomer on March 8, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Some trivia about the original Camelot theatre. The theatre was built by the Wilber-Kinsey theatre chain, they were a part of the ABC theatre group. In those days the theatre manager was allowed to suggest a theatre name, the only catch was the name could not be more than 7 letters long as marquees were expensive. The theatres manager was aware that Wilber-Kinsey had built a theatre in Myrtle Beach and named it the Camelot. The name was chosen because the theatre was located on Kings Highway. He liked the name and suggested it, Mr Kinsey agreed because he thought the name fit the location in Greenville and he already had the drawings for the marquee from the Myrtle Beach theatre.

Jamesprescott
Jamesprescott on December 19, 2005 at 5:20 pm

WF
AS everything transitions to DCI compliant jpeg 2000 wavelet compression how well is the GDC server going to work. Correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t the GDC server run on old analog chip and mpeg technology. Can it do live streaming video? Can it do single server 4K? Can it do single server 3d? The transition to DCI compliance may be painful but I believe it will be worth it in the long run. By the way TI’s DLP chip has had some problems communicating with other servers so It may not be Quvis that was the problem.

wallyfayssoux
wallyfayssoux on December 3, 2005 at 5:07 pm

SPX,
We do have Aeon Flux showing right now. You can always see what’s playing by logging on to www.greenvillecamelot.com Thanks – Wally

wallyfayssoux
wallyfayssoux on December 3, 2005 at 5:05 pm

JD,
I haven’t checked the site in quite some time and realized I have missed alot of questions. I’ll do better at keep up. To answer your last question, things are going great. These past two weekends have been our best to date. After much frustration over dealing with the QUVIS server and its people, we ditched it and installed a new GDC server which has the BACRO DLP running perfect. THe sound and picture is better than ever before. We are now running all digital in our main house for the rest of the year. We currently have Harry Potter showing on the DLP and have Narnia set to show early next week. Unfortunately the QUVIS server was the equivalent of scrap metal and turned out to be nothing more than a very expensive paper weight. It was like having a BETA when the entire industry went for VHS. They claimed it was a quality product, but the reality was to date it hasn’t been able to run a single digital print other that Star Wars. Nevertheless, we got rid of the garage and couldn’t be happier with our new server. I hope that explains the like of Digital these past two months, but from here on out if its released in digital, we will have it. I think you will see a large shift in that next year as is evident by the digital release of the last big films. Andy is doing a great job with the theater so I hope you’ll come back soon. Thanks for being so loyal and have a great holiday. – Wally

Coate
Coate on November 8, 2005 at 10:03 pm

Last I heard, yes and yes.

crgnjul
crgnjul on November 8, 2005 at 4:28 am

Is Harry Potter being released digitally? If so is it going to be shown on the DLP?

jtdwab
jtdwab on November 6, 2005 at 3:22 pm

Alas when Disney picked a 3D system they picked a system that only worked with Cristie made projectors. Camelot uses a Barco projector which is a fine machine. Other companies make a 3D interface that allows Barco to show 3D movies. However the industry couldn’t come up with a standard that everbody agrees with so private companies do it. In time more movies will come in Digital 3D format but not for a time.

Wally, haven’t heard from you in a while. I hope business is doing well. I wish you guys would do some advertising. You are the only Digital projector in SC and NC, tell people about it. Its a great place to go.

crgnjul
crgnjul on November 6, 2005 at 4:56 am

I saw Chicken Little at the Camelot. My first Camelot experience in, what, 20 years? It looked and sounded real good. I would LOVE to see a side by side with DLP and traditional film.

On a side note, movies.com shows the Camelot as being one of 100 places in the US to see the 3D version of Chicken Little. It was not in 3D.

spx
spx on November 5, 2005 at 4:16 pm

Anyone know if Aeon Flux will be @ Camelot?

Coate
Coate on November 3, 2005 at 10:54 pm

It looks like the Camelot will be showing “Chicken Little” in DLP Digital Projection, the theater’s first digital show since “Star Wars: Episode III.”

Other Digital Locations for “Chicken Little” (including those showing it in 3-D):
View link

stock1sc
stock1sc on November 2, 2005 at 5:56 am

One other question, I have seen numerous previews at the theater on the big screen that have never showed at the theater. Serenity was previewed for months but never played there, and several other movies. Who makes the decision of what will play and what won’t? Just curious.

stock1sc
stock1sc on November 2, 2005 at 5:54 am

So when will the theater get another digital movie? Hope they are doing good business so I don’t have to go back to Hollywood 20! Nobody ever posts on here anymore.

spx
spx on October 24, 2005 at 10:52 am

Its deff. not Doom lol We went on friday and I forget what they said was playing, so I was kinda sad, but I still went to see the movie, o and when they run out of the nachos they are using now, they will bring back the good ones (in the black air tight wrapper)…mmm nachos….

crgnjul
crgnjul on October 22, 2005 at 4:58 pm

The main screen is 60 feet across.

Wally – where can we find out what is playing on the main screen?