508 N. Georgia Avenue,
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North Augusta, South Carolina sits above downtown Augusta, Georgia and with all the downtown theatres Augusta had in the 1950’s and even 1960’s it is hard to believe anyone would build a theatre with that much competition. But the Marrh Theatre served North Augusta well into the 1960’s where the lastest 007 picture could be seen without the long lines in Augusta.
Until recently, when downtown North Augusta took a much needed facelift you could see the neon still on the Marrh Theatre even though the marquee was long gone and a drug store occupied the old theatre.
Here is a title playing at the Marrh theatre in the 1950’s. Double Feature: "Laramie Mountain" and "A Yank In Indo China" with John Archer. There was a color cartoon and box office opened at 1:30pm. During the late-1950’s union problems came up when Local 518 out of Augusta wanted jurisdiction of the theatre. Until then It was a non-union house. Local 518 put pickets up around the theatre, but stopped no one from catching the evening show. They finally, realzing in a "right to work state" it was hopeless. The Marrh Theatre went on to serve North Augusta with good movies. I could not find out who ran the theatre, but at one time the drive-in, Hilltop, was run by Consolidated out of the Carolinas, so they could have operated the Marrh Theatre.
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