Dane Theater

131 S. Palmetto Avenue,
Denmark, SC 29042

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

Now playing everywhere and at the DANE THEATRE on 5-27-77 “SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

The Dulamae Theatre, currently given above as an aka for the Dane, was actually a different theater. Boxoffice of February 15, 1947, said that when Frank Lundy opened his new Dane Theatre he would operate the Dulamae only on Saturdays. Boxoffice of February 22 said that the Dane had been opened on February 17. The May 10 issue of Boxoffice mentions Frank Lundy as operator of the Dane and Dulamae theaters at Denmark.

The Dulamae is then mentioned in Boxoffice of June 21, 1947, but the scan is damaged and only the first three letters (dis) of the line giving the fate of the theater can be read. It must say either that Lundy “disposed of” or “dismantled” the house. As that’s the last time the Dulamae is mentioned in Boxoffice, as far as I’ve found, it was closed that year.

However, in a post on a Facebook page about Denmark, a lacal named Eddie Hightower says that after Freank Lundy closed the Dulamae Theatre, a few local men reopened it as the Joy Theatre. I haven’t been able to find the Joy mentioned in Boxoffice, so I have no idea how long it remained open.

Boxoffice of June 19, 1954, reported that Harris Theatre Sales had sold CinemaScope equipment to the Dane Theatre. It didn’t say whether or not the equipment had been installed yet.

Frank Lundy operated the Dulamae Theatre at least as early as 1938, and operated the Dane Theatre at least into 1961. By 1964, the Dane was taken over by Robert Saxton, according to the August 31 issue of Boxoffice.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I found a picture to of the Dane Theatre.on the marquee it reads “SUMMER IN THE CITY” couldn’t find that movie title,so maybe it was a local production. My picture does not have Cultural Center sign on it.Nick, if you see this you have the picture cause you took it and sent it to me.

kencmcintyre on July 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm

There is a photo of the Dane on this page: