Lucas Theatre for the Arts
37 Abercorn Street,
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Lucas Theatre for the Arts (Official)
Previously operated by: ABC Southern Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Lucas Theaters, Plitt Theatres, Wilby-Kincey
Architects: Claude Knox Howell
Functions: Performing Arts
Styles: Adam, Italian Renaissance
Previous Names: Lucas Theatre
Originally opened in 1921, the Lucas Theatre underwent a 12-year, $10 million dollar restoration project, and reopened on December 1, 2000.
In 2002, the theatre was taken over by the Savannah College of Art and Design who incorporated the theatre into its dramatic arts program.
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“ MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL” mentioned above,Director Clint Eastwood was raising money for the theatre by charging $100.00 dollars to have your picture taken with him.I am still kicking myself for not driving down for a picture and know the hundred was going for a great theatre.Wonder how many showed up?
I think it was an ABC SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE back in the 1970’s. Plitt might have even had it for awhile.
Just saw this theater yesterday. Awesome and impressive. There is a theater around the corner, named the SCAD, seems like it’s part of the Savannah College of Arts & Design, but it’s not listed. I have to assume that the original name of the theater is not SCAD. Perhaps this theater is under another name?
Louis, The theater you mentioned is the Trustees Theater. It was called the Weis Theater and was closed for over 20 years before SCAD took it over.
Hi all I went to this theater as a kid I saw my first
Bruce Lee movie there.
cccmoviehouses My wife and I recently attended “In the Mood”, a live musical at the Lucus. What a magnificent theater!!! The restoration has brought this movie palace back to it’s original form, the detail done on the interior looks like a fine painting. The marquee and exterior are exquisite. What a showplace!
The marquee of this theatre shows up in the new “SPONGEBOB” movie.
Recall in the 60’s, The Popeye Kiddie Club! Those under 13 could get in with 6 Pepsi bottle caps. Could stay all day. My Grandpa owned Frawley’s Confectionery, so bottle caps wasn’t a problem.
Although there is a good shot of the facade and marquee in the Hallmark film Love to the Rescue I don’t believe the interior shot in the film is the Lucas.