Carver Theater

1519 Harden Street,
Columbia, SC 29204

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cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on August 6, 2012 at 2:50 am

The Carver Theatre is one of only two classic theatres left in Columbia. The Fox being the other which is being restored and will become the Nickelodeon in the fall of this year. The Carver has not had much attention, hopefully that will change. Recently a historic building was demolished in the Waverly area and that has brought other historic buildings under the microscope, which is a good thing.

RA35
RA35 on December 23, 2009 at 5:28 am

The Carver Theatre located at 1519 Hardin St. in Columbis,Sc. was remolded in the summer of 1966. I got my license and in the fall it opened. After I got out of service Mr.Z asked if I wanted to come here and help with the remolding of the theatre. It had the same type equipment as the Ritz in Memphis. It had a balcony the floors were carpeted the restrooms were upstairs either side of the balcony. The projection room about 12'x 20'. Two windows 18"x24"high off the floor. the ac in the pictures were installed sometime later. The other projectionist name was Mr. Watson The manager name was A.E.Smith. The ticket booth was on the corner of the building with the consecession stand was right behind it. The office was upstaris behind the balcony. The glass window next door was a barber shop operated by a man with a bad led, called Little Joe .

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 24, 2009 at 9:50 pm

This is the National Register of Historic Places registration form for the Carver Theater. The name given for the architect is William P. Crosland.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Additional exterior and interior photos can be seen below. The Agape Church renovated the theater around 1998 and used it for a few years, but has since moved on. The building’s current occupant, if any, is unknown:
http://tinyurl.com/22k5gu

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 7, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2003

Carver Theatre (added 2003 – Building – #03000658)
1519 Harden St., Columbia
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Black
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure