446 King Street,
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The American Theater (Official)
Architects: Augustus E. Constantine
Functions: Conference Center
Styles: Streamline Moderne
This theater is a beautiful example of the Art Moderne style, opened on September 19, 1942 with Judy Canova in “Joan of Ozark”. The theater is located in Charleston’s historic downtown, on King Street, along with the Riviera Theater and Garden Theater.
After showing movies with dining, the American Theater has now become a conference facility.
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the hotel now set to start in july or aug 08
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WHO WROTE PREDICTIONS???
LOST YOU LOST ME…
“But last week, we also learned the American Theater will be renovated to specialize in wedding-related events.”
This will be part of the hotel we completed……
They are going to use the space for weddings and will be part of the hotel when the hotel gets built…..
As i tryed to lease this space from them i can tell its fact and just about everyone in Charleston knows there plans.
LOST HOW YOU BEEN???
Theater auditorium has been gutted for banquet hall ….june 2008
Here is a photo circa 1970s: