ACT Theatre

131 E. Whitner Street,
Anderson, SC 29624

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SethG on May 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

The ‘active’ website does say in the history that the theater was remodeled after a fire in the mid ‘30s. This is very obvious looking at it from the corner. Only the front 25% is plastered moderne, the rest looks like an old red brick commercial building with a lot of filled window openings.

SethG on May 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

I don’t know if we bother to list builders, but there’s a little bronze plaque in the wall that says it was constructed by the Morris-McKoy Building Co. of Greenville, SC.

SethG on May 12, 2018 at 11:06 am

Might be closed. Website listed is dead, and this one: only has info through 2016.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Thanks Joe,Henderson County is about an Hour away.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2010 at 3:34 am

The public library of Henderson County, North Carolina, has published a book titled “Buildings as History” which is about the works of Hendersonville architect Erle G. Stillwell. The State Theatre in Anderson, South Carolina, is listed as one of the many theaters he designed.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 18, 2008 at 4:39 am

A larger view of the Act Theater here.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 18, 2008 at 4:34 am

A 1986 view of the Act Theater in Anderson.

jimcom on July 31, 2007 at 3:33 pm

The State, Anderson, SC, owned & operated by same Chain as The Criterion, Anderson, SC. As stated (see Criterion)I worked as
an Usher, etc., from 1947-1950. The State ran mostly First-Run,
“A” Titles, while the Criterion featured First-Run Westerns,
Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, etc., “B” movies, and Personal Appearances
and Vaudeville-type acts. As a 13-year old, I was in the State
viewing a Movie when WWII ended, and the Mgr., Andy Hutchinson,
stopped the Movie, and made an Announcement on Stage that WWII was

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on December 31, 2005 at 6:23 am

A current picture of this theater is here.