2136 Broad Street,
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The Lakeview Theatre served Harrisburg, a mill town inside the city limits of Augusta. Opened on March 18, 1941, it was a very plain theatre a few miles from the section of Broad Street where the main body of theatres were located.
It sold itself more on having air-conditioning than the movies which was typical in the south. Even the Imperial Theatre would let moviegoers know of the cool air inside. The box office opened at 1:00 PM, and ran shows until 11:00 PM. The tag line at the Lakeveiw Theatre was, "where happiness costs so little".
They would run double features like the Rialto Theatre, because basically they were going after the same crowd. "Across the Wide Missouri" with Clark Gable was one film that played, and serials would also play. On March 7, 1953 they were playing Chapter 11 of "King of the Congo" and an "Our Gang" comedy. Like the Rialto Theatre, by the 1960s it was over.
The theater still stands on Broad Street heading West. Bowman Lock and Safe had the building for years. Once again TV hurt these smaller movie houses.
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