Memorial Auditorium

385 N. Church Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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SethG on May 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm

I don’t know why this is listed as demolished. An ugly new front has been tacked on, but the old auditorium is obviously still there. Need streetview added, and need to remove the unrelated photos that someone dumped in this listing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 11, 2010 at 3:31 am

Thanks RetteH. I was getting facts from old newspapers.I assume your a local and was able to flesh out the history.Thanks,Any other Spantanburg Theatres I added please check them to see if anything needs to be added or dropped.

Rette on November 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

As I recall, the movie “Red Sky At Morning” was scheduled to play or was playing at the Capri when it burned. I also remember the rush to secure a place to play the movies scheduled and that they played at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Movies such as “The Andromeda Strain” played to large audiances at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. As for the very short life for the name “Capri” theatre, The Rex Theatre opened in 1917 and closed in 1929 for conversion to sound pictures. It did not reopen until 1934 when it’s name became the State Theatre. In 1970, the State Theatre was renamed the Capri. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1971 and although it could have been restored, it was left a ruin.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

i can check some old ads,Never heard of the County running movies.I am sure the Memorial Auditorium was owned by the city and or county.