Trustees Theater

216 E. Broughton Street,
Savannah, GA 31401

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DavidZornig on October 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Link about the upcoming Savannah Film Festival. Photo will enlarge.

robbieitis58 on January 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm

I remember this theatre across from levy’s department store adjacent to the f.w. Woolworth store and the avon and lucas on the same block. I remember the posters I think there were four or five. I can remember them showing Geronimo lady and the tramp it happened at the world’s fair the interns and help. I remember a giant poster of kitten with a whip down a little bit on the outside. I saw Dracula has risen from the grave and they had a coffin out front. later they featured Blaxploitation and kung fu movies. the box office was in a booth in the front and the concession stand inside. smell that popcorn ah memories.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on December 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I took seven pictures and a short video of the marquee in December 2010. The pictures and video are visible here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Weis had screens in several of Georgia’s larger cities.Most crackerjack boxes.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Nice shots of the WEIS/SCAD Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 8, 2008 at 8:19 pm

This page still needs updated for the new website (which has a history section and a dandy photo gallery) that Lost memory linked to on May 3, and to include the architectural firm of Tucker & Howells (currently misidentified as Howell and Tucker in the intro.)

leeblvd on July 11, 2006 at 6:53 pm

I was born and raised in Savannah; left when I was 12 in 1963; I remember the AVON well. Dave M’s explanation helps me understand the set up much better; I remember crossing the alley. And the old lady I remember particularly well…not for the roasted peanuts, but for the BOILED peanuts she used to sell. Here’s another question: history of the old STATE THEATER that was across Broughton from the AVON; I seem to remember its concession stand was outdoors. By the time I was old enough to start going to movies on Saturdays, it was demolished.

scredlucy on September 23, 2005 at 8:24 pm

The theater diagionally across Broughton was the Avon. The theater was actually located across the lane behind the entrance building. The last time I was in Savannah it was demolished, and a parking garage had been built where the theater stood. The entrance building held the ticket booth and a concession stand and was just a walkway from Broughton Street through to the theater building. The building next door to the theatre (corner of Broughton and Abercorn) was a Woolworth’s. There also used to be an old lady who used to sit in front of the theater on a folding chair, using a cardboard box as a table, selling roasted peanuts every day. Thanks for the flashback…

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on April 26, 2005 at 12:18 pm

2004 picture of the SCAD sign

Patsy on March 9, 2005 at 9:22 am

Will be in Savannah over Easter weekend so will check out all of these Savannah theatres including the Sushi restaurant with original theatre ceiling!

philipgoldberg on July 11, 2004 at 3:52 pm

Was in Savanah recently and saw this theater, as well as the Lucas and the Savanah. Diagionally across Broughton is another old theater, which is now a Sushi restaurant that has retained the old theater’s ceiling. Does anyone know what was the name of this now closed theater?