American Theater

446 King Street,
Charleston, SC 29403

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Theater auditorium has been gutted for banquet hall ….june 2008

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 4:53 am

LOST HOW YOU BEEN???

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 4:52 am

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.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 4:45 am

“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……

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 4:38 am

WHO WROTE PREDICTIONS???

John Coles
John Coles on April 3, 2008 at 3:51 am

Posting “predictions” about a theater is not historical information. When these predictions prove to be false, they diminish the value of this forum. Anyone’s comments are welcomed by all of us, as long as they are factual. Posting rumors or false information is not appreciated. Please don’t trash this excellent forum.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on February 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm

the hotel now set to start in july or aug 08

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 31, 2007 at 4:48 am

IT will become part of the hotel ..the lobby i believe…

dispar
dispar on October 31, 2007 at 3:56 am

Are you implying that the AMERICAN will be torn down, refurbished, or rennovated as something other that a theatre/auditorium?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 30, 2007 at 6:51 pm

last day is feb 20th 2008

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 10, 2007 at 4:51 pm

The theater will be part of the hotel ispoke with the owners today ………

John Coles
John Coles on September 10, 2007 at 5:04 am

Patrick Properties, which owns and operates the American Theatre in Charleston, has purchased property south of the theater which they plan to open as a 64-room hotel in 2009. The American Theater will continue to be a theater. The American Theater stopped screening feature films in 2005 but is still hosting live stage shows and booking business events. This information is from a newspaper article in Charleston’s Post and Courier dated August 12, 2007.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 10, 2007 at 4:05 am

The theater to change to a hotel in March 2008

Patsy
Patsy on July 20, 2007 at 4:32 am

That photo must have been taken on the 14h of July as that is Bastille Day in France!

Patsy
Patsy on February 7, 2006 at 1:59 am

Although I wish the 1942 art deco hadn’t been ‘twinned’.

Patsy
Patsy on February 7, 2006 at 1:58 am

Love those front doors with the circle windows which is so art deco. The night photo is almost enchanting to look at…can almost see, in my mind’s eye, John T. and Olivia by the door on a date!

teecee
teecee on September 14, 2005 at 4:31 am

thanks for the clarification. I still believe that the American was featured in “The Notebook” and not the Riviera as the photo indicates.

John Coles
John Coles on September 14, 2005 at 12:50 am

TC – The theatre shown in community.webshots is the Riviera Theatre. It is also on King Street in Charleston but is a conference center now. The entrance and lobby have been restored. The balcony still has seating but is used for meetings not movies. The auditorium has been converted into two stories with retail shops below and a ballroom above.

teecee
teecee on September 13, 2005 at 11:25 pm

I believe that this is the old American theater in a recent photo:
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teecee
teecee on August 11, 2005 at 12:20 am

“The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), Oct 19, 2003 pE1 {SUNDAY}
SMALL-TOWN STORY: ~Radio ,‘ filmed in Walterboro, opens Friday with premiere screenings at the American Theater here Monday and in Anderson on Thursday.”

It seems like this theatre had a lot of recent publicity as far as movie premieres and appearances in movies. Hope it returns to a full time movie house.