Palmetto Theatre

1417 Main Street,
Columbia, SC 29201

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The theatre was located on the 1400 block of Main Street in Columbia. At that time Main Street had a theatre on each block for six blocks. It was a great looking old style theatre and was a pleasure to start my training as assistant manager and returning a few years later as manager.

I sure wish I had some pictures, as this was truly a great old style theatre with two balconies. The top balcony had its own entrance next to the main entrance and concession stand for African-Americans.

Contributed by Dickie

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Plitt Theatre District Manager,who even treated Assistant Managers decent retires on Nov.8 1983. MARION BIGGS was good and decent district manager and loved the theatres of Columbia,S.C..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Still yet,another dead theatre town.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 31, 2010 at 5:44 pm

How can a city the size of Columbia have no one interested in CT ?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Still no local response.Hard to believe.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Anyone that worked here,it being a ABC/Plitt Theatre; Check out REMEMBERING PLITT THEATRES on Facebook.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

no local response, town full of losers,,, hard to believe..

paulnelson
paulnelson on June 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I like the old signage so much better than the replacement. Great pic.

Bevo
Bevo on July 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

To Mike Rogers……what response are you looking for??? I worked for ABC Theatres for 20 years and had two stints at the Palmetto.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on July 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Was the Palmetto an ABC/Plitt Theater?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 4, 2013 at 3:34 am

YEP, our DM worked out of there,MR.BIGGS.

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