Columbia Theatre

1203 Main Street,
Columbia, SC 29201

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Columbia Theatre

The Columbia Theatre was primarily a live venue but did have cinematic moments. Built in 1900, it opened December 1, 1900. It was renamed Carolina Theatre February 22, 1932 screening movies. It was being bulldozed in 1936 for a long running hotel. The hotel was then razed in the 1980’s.

Frank P. Milburn designed the European styled theatre which also had a space for City Hall. In 1915, the Confederate Veterans held their 50th anniversary there. Some African-American live events were also staged there.

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

This opened on December 1st, 1900. Article in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

This reopened as the Carolina theatre (the first one) on February 22nd, 1932. Grand opening ad in the photo section

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