Abbeville Opera House

100 Court Square,
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Abbeville Opera House

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The Abbeville Opera House opened on October 1, 1908 as a vaudeville house. As talkies came around, the venue was switched over to show motion pictures. During the 1940’s it is listed as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Wilby-Kincey. This phase of its existance lasted until the 1950’s when it lost money and closed.

In 1968, the Abbeville Community Theater mounted a community effort to restore the old theater. Upon completion, it became the home to this group.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 17, 2007 at 7:27 am

The Abbeville Opera House is the ‘Official State Theatre of South Carolina’:
http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/index.htm

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 17, 2007 at 7:44 am

This is a photo of a plaque for the Abbeville Opera House. The building was designed by Edwards and Walter of Atlanta.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 26, 2009 at 8:56 am

The address given for the Abbeville Opera House is 100 Court Square. Here is a photo of the Opera House.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on February 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

This is a fine example of saving a treasure, this gave others ideas and inspiration to do the same. The Abbeville town square is completely restored and viable today, I encourage anyone to visit this beautiful town when in the area and see a show at the Abbeville Opera House.

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