Movies At Polo

9700 Two Notch Road,
Columbia, SC 29223

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Rstewart
Rstewart on September 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Eastern Federal was originally the H.B. Misielmann Company. They had theaters in NC, SC, GA and FL. They also owned American Theater Supply which supplied all of their theaters with a number of supplies. A previous poster was correct, while they were in the theater business it was often run like a sideline. They were big on the property end of things, they owned quite a few locations out right as well as the shopping centers that they were attached to. They also like to do ground leases in locations where they did not control the whole shopping center.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on June 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

It did run 35mm

mcs1996
mcs1996 on June 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Does anyone know if this theater in the past ran 35mm film or was it digital? thanks.

robboehm
robboehm on March 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Three photos uploaded.

Frightnight342001
Frightnight342001 on August 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I managed the Movies at Polo Rd. in the 90s. We did a decent business, but the layout of the lobby and the decor were hopelessly outdated. The small chain that owned the theater, Eastern Federal Corp., wasn’t very interested in the theater business; it was just a side business for them.