Clemson Theater

364 College Avenue,
Clemson, SC 29631

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DavidZornig on August 14, 2017 at 9:06 am

Circa 1961 photo added via Jim Mulso.

Zoooma on August 23, 2014 at 12:16 am

Gotta love the internet… wonderful links in the comments here. :(

paduck on July 6, 2013 at 4:13 am

I saw Tron at the Clemson Theater in the later half of 1982. That was among the last movies shown there. I’m not sure it showed “X or unrated” films prior to that. It would have been pretty unusual for such a theater to be in the downtown of a small SC town then. It would be unusual today as well. Remember, this it was within sight of the university.

The Astro III, about half a mile further down College Avenue (with three screens) put the theater out of business. The Astro was always pretty “modern” when I was a kid and I remember the small Greek statues inside. The Astro was put out of business a generation later by the big megaex theaters first in Seneca, then another out by I85 between Pendleton and Anderson.

fatfink on October 9, 2008 at 7:44 am

The Clemson Theater was open into the early ‘80s; the last film I can say with certainty that I saw there was THE ROAD WARRIOR in May 1982 (my father took me, even though it was in the middle of final exams for the year). Mr. York, the manager, then moved down the street to the Astro III.

kencmcintyre on May 14, 2006 at 1:08 pm

The link posted above has a series of interior and exterior photos:

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on December 31, 2005 at 6:20 am

A picture of this theater is here.