Lucas Theatre for the Arts

37 Abercorn Street,
Savannah, GA 31401

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Lucas Theatre for the Arts

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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 theater was purchased by the Savannah College of Art and Design, which plans to incorporate the theater into its dramatic arts program.

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DonLewis
DonLewis on December 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

A view of the Lucas Theatre in Savannah.

jwballer
jwballer on July 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Reminds me of the Virginia in champaign.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

“ 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?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I think it was an ABC SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE back in the 1970’s. Plitt might have even had it for awhile.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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?

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on August 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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.

swamp30439
swamp30439 on September 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Hi all I went to this theater as a kid I saw my first
Bruce Lee movie there.

cccmoviehouses
cccmoviehouses on January 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm

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!

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