Oaks Cinema

303 N. Harper Street,
Laurens, SC 29360

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The Oaks Cinema opened in the early-1970’s and was located five blocks from the much older Echo Theatre. The Oaks Cinema was open until 2000.

Contributed by Chuck

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

Here is a 1984 Photo. Is this a photo of this theater?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Laurens is bigger than i thought,they also had a 200 car capacity Drive-in.

reg41
reg41 on February 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

Laurens is about 10,000 population, but the county is 70,000. I grew up 26 miles away, but I had left home before The Oaks opened. I went here once with my wife around 1968 or so. Inside, it was a nice theatre then. The exterior appeared to be of a Butler type construction. I would have guessed it had more than 322 seats. Carmike later did a twinning which I never saw. If it was down-the-middle, it would have been the usual disaster, long and narrow with a tiny screen.

tims10
tims10 on October 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm

The Oaks didn’t open until 1970 (maybe even 1971). It definitely seated more than 322.

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