Terrace Hippodrome Widescreen Theater

360 Concord Street,
Charleston, SC 29401

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Theatre is being takin apart and will now be
office space ..

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Now used for private rentals only.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

THEATER HAS BMW LEATHER SEATS !

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

NEW NAME – HIPPODROME WIDESCREEN AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm

TERRACE HIPPODROME WAS ALSO SOLD 12/31/2010

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on February 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

AWARD WINNING THEATRE TO BE SOLD TO AWARD WINNING FILMMAKERS .

It is with great thanks and appreciation to our patrons that I would like to announce the sale of the Terrace Theater on James Island. For the last three years it has been our pleasure serving the Charleston movie going public. Over this time we have seen the theater grow to one of the most prominent movie theaters in the state. I feel the time is now right to pass the torch. John and I are please to introduce you the new owners Paul Brown and Barbara Tranter. Paul ,Barbara and there son Sam are relocating to Charleston to continue offering Charleston the best movie going experience possible. Both are accomplished film makers and movie theater operators. I trust the Terrace will be in good hands. Barbrara and Paul will continue the Terrace tradition.
John Brieger and I will continue to operate South Carolinas premiere first run cinema down town under the new name the Hippodrome. The Terrace and the Hippodrome will continue to work together on the Charleston Film Festival!
It has been a pleasure making the Terrace Theater the best movie theater in Charleston.We could have not done it without you , our loyal customers.

We have lots of new business ventures for Charleston to be announce in the near future..

Many Thanks,
Michael Furlinger
President
Terrace Theater Cinemas Inc.

miracle
miracle on January 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Another gem from Furlinger.. well worth the visit!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

First reporting:

The stars descended upon Charleston last night for the sold out premiere of the new film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel, ‘Dear John.’ The red-carpet event was a fundraiser for Carolina Autism.

Downtown’s Hippodrome was packed to the gills with media, fans, and premier attendees dressed to impress for the exciting event. Stars Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum hit the soggy red carpet to greet a hoard of screaming fans who were posted up with signs, camera and love for the hot young actors. The energy level was a 10 the entire evening.

The Post and Courier has a nice write-up on Sunday night’s premier and NBC News 2 has a video overview of the night and interviews.

TheDigitel was there and we snagged a bunch of great photos of the stars, including some of 7-year-old Braeden Reed, a resident of Daniel Island.

We’ll have video of our interview with stars Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum up as soon as we can.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Rare 35 mm print of “FUNNY GIRL” to play at Charleston’s Luxury theater!
The Terrace hippodrome is proud to announce a special 5 day showing of the 1968 classic “FUNNY GIRL” . Barbra Streisand stars in one of the last great musicals of its time. Funny Girl will open this Friday October 23 rd and play till Tuesday October 27 th. The Terrace Hippodrome Wide screen is Charleston premiere movie venue with 450 BMW leather seats and true digital sound. The Hippodrome boast South Carolinas largest movie screen.. Tickets may be purchased at the Hippodrome box office or by phone 724-9132. The Hippodrome is located downtown Charleston next to the South Carolina Aquarium.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 10, 2009 at 1:04 am

screen is 74 ft wide…

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

We believe this is the highest grossing single screen in the nation…not owned by a chain…

MPol
MPol on July 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Sounds exciting!!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm

CHARLESTON FILM FESTIVAL EDUCATIONAL SERIES

SAT MARCH 13 TH Fox Theater AM—THE BRIGHTEST SPOT ON MAIN STREET -The history
of South Carolina movie theaters. Film and panel discussion. @ TERRACE
JAMES ISLAND

SAT MARCH 13TH @ 12:30 —CFA- PANEL DISCUSSION( Topic to be announced)@
TERRACE JAMES ISLAND

SUNDAY MARCH 14 TH— THE FUTURE 35 MM OR DIGITAL?-Projection tour and
panel discussion the future of the industry. NOON @ TERRACE HIPPODROME
WIDE SCREEN

ALL EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ARE $1.00 ADMITTANCE FEE

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm

The Terrace Theater has announced dates of the Charleston Film Festival which will run from March 11th through March 14th 2010.

The festival will also use downtown’s new Terrace Hippodrome.

The press release had this to add:

The festival will have a new focus on local and regional films as well as films from around the nation. The after parties will be open this year to all film goers (complimentary ) with a valid ticket stub.
The web site will be CharlestonFilmFestival.com and will be live as of August 15 th 2009 . More info on film submissions will be available then. A new feature this year will be a tour of the Hippodromes massive projection booth with discussion on the future of 35 mm vs digital cinema. A new look and feel this year is sure to impress. This year part of the proceeds will go to film scholarships in the Charleston area.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 5, 2009 at 8:37 am

THEATER OPENS THURSDAY MAY 7 TH AT 7PM WITH A 30 HOUR STAR TREK MARATHON.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 13, 2009 at 1:18 am

THEATER NEEDS NAME CHANGE….

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 7, 2009 at 1:27 am

correct seat count is 426

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

New day dawns for former IMAX
Hippodrome will play blockbusters on enormous screen starting in May
By Allyson Bird (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mike Furlinger

Under a colossal name dating to ancient Greek chariot races, the former IMAX theater at Aquarium Wharf lives again.

Instead of educational features such as “Everest” or artsy pictures such as the Cirque du Soleil-based “Journey of Man,” Terrace Hippodrome will show blockbusters on what owner Mike Furlinger promises will be “by far the largest screen in Charleston.”

Furlinger, who owns the art-house Terrace Theater on James Island, said Hippodrome’s single screen will span up to 70 feet in length and reach up to 40 feet high. He plans to reopen the facility between May 1 and May 15 with a showing of either “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” or the newest “Star Trek” release.
Mike Furlinger, owner of the Terrace Theater on James Island, plans to breathe new life into the former IMAX theater at Aquarium Wharf by showing blockbuster features on the single screen at the renamed Terrace Hippodrome.

FILE/STAFF

Mike Furlinger, owner of the Terrace Theater on James Island, plans to breathe new life into the former IMAX theater at Aquarium Wharf by showing blockbuster features on the single screen at the renamed Terrace Hippodrome.
The former IMAX theater underwent few cosmetic changes during its transformation into Terrace Hippodrome. The theater will be similar to the Terrace Theater on James Island, also owned by Mike Furlinger, in that it will offer movie-goers wine and beer selections, with waiters serving in the lobby.

Brad Nettles
The Post and Courier

The former IMAX theater underwent few cosmetic changes during its transformation into Terrace Hippodrome. The theater will be similar to the Terrace Theater on James Island, also owned by Mike Furlinger, in that it will offer movie-goers wine and beer selections, with waiters serving in the lobby.

“It’s kind of amazing that a city this size doesn’t have a movie theater,” he said, referring to the Charleston peninsula.

Terrace Hippodrome will bring in a fresh first-run blockbuster every month, according to Furlinger. He envisions major action movies such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” gracing the screen.

He also plans to extend some of the Terrace’s atmosphere to downtown Charleston. The theater will serve beer and wine, with waiters working the lobby.

“We will encourage people to come early and stay late,” Furlinger said.

The Concord Street theater will offer second-floor bike racks for locals who pedal over and movie discounts for patrons who paid to park in the nearby garage, according to Furlinger. He hopes to bring in bands, too, with a set-up similar to the Music Farm.

“That theater has some of the best acoustics in the country,” Furlinger said. “And where else can you get that view?”

A New York transplant, Furlinger thinks the waterfront Aquarium Wharf needs an injection of local enthusiasm in order to work. The 415-seat IMAX closed in 2007, reporting poor financial results.

“The problem with IMAX, while it’s a great place, is they just have too few movies per year,” Furlinger said. “For a single screen to be financially viable to keep the interest of a community, you have to change frequently.”

Furlinger said the renovations include few cosmetic changes but considerable screen and sound upgrades. He said prices likely will be 25 cents or 50 cents higher than Terrace tickets, which cost $9 for evening shows and $7 for matinees.

Beth Nathan, public relations manager at the S.C. Aquarium, said attraction officials were “thrilled” to learn about their new neighbor.

“We’re excited, and we think it’s wonderful to increasingly add other venues and opportunities at the Aquarium Wharf,” she said.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on March 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

So it’s becoming an arena for bicycle races?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Theater will reopen May 09 as TERRACE HIPPODROME WIDESCREEN.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 pm

from the Internet site:

Charleston IMAX Theatre Closes

With deep regret, Rivers Enterprises Real Estate, Inc. announces the closing of the Charleston IMAX Theatre Monday, September 17, 2007. After seven and a half years providing Lowcountry residents and visitors to Charleston an educational and entertaining experience, the theatre is no longer financially viable.

The loyal support of our customers, our staff, and the city has been greatly appreciated over the years. Rivers Enterprises is undertaking a complete review of its roles as part of Aquarium Wharf and looks forwards to proving enhanced services for that area in the future.