Anderson Theater

143 N. Main Street,
Mullins, SC 29574

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The Anderson Theater was located in Mullins, SC. I haven’t found a timeline for this theater. The Anderson Theater and adjacent buildings have been converted into the Anderson Center apartments. The marquee has been retained over the entrance and the balcony also was re-used.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 14, 2005 at 2:34 pm

This is a recent photo of the Anderson Center apartments showing the former theater marquee over the entrance and part of the remaining balcony incorporated into the apartments:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 14, 2005 at 3:43 pm

Here are more photos from the company that did the construction work on the Anderson Center apartments :

abbeycoker on April 17, 2006 at 9:46 am

The Anderson Theatre in Mullins was owned by the Anderson Theatre Company—a chain that owned theatres in nearby Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, Hemingway, Manning and Pamplico. This chain (owned by B.B. Anderson) also operated drive-in theatres.

kencmcintyre on August 28, 2007 at 6:22 pm

In 1963, Anderson Theatres operated the Anderson in Mullins as mentioned above, as well as the Anderson in Hemingway and the Ocean Drive and Colonial in Ocean Drive Beach. Presumably they picked up more theaters later.

kencmcintyre on December 19, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Boxoffice magazine reported in January 1938 that the Anderson Theater in Mullins was being constructed at a cost of $40,000. The theater was expected to open in April of that year.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Chuck….It doesn’t look like this building. The 1986 photo looks more like the building to the left of the former theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

The 1986 photo is the building to the left of the theater. Whoever took the photo might have thought that building was the theater building.

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