Abbeville Opera House

100 Court Square,
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Firms: Edwards & Walter

Functions: Live Theater

Previous Names: Opera House

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Abbeville Opera House

The Abbeville Opera House opened on October 1, 1908 as a vaudeville house. As talkies came around, the venue was switched over to show motion pictures. During the 1940’s it is listed as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Wilby-Kincey. This phase of its existance lasted until the 1950’s when it lost money and closed.

In 1968, the Abbeville Community Theater mounted a community effort to restore the old theater. Upon completion, it became the home to this group.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 17, 2007 at 7:27 am

The Abbeville Opera House is the ‘Official State Theatre of South Carolina’:

cccmoviehouses on February 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

This is a fine example of saving a treasure, this gave others ideas and inspiration to do the same. The Abbeville town square is completely restored and viable today, I encourage anyone to visit this beautiful town when in the area and see a show at the Abbeville Opera House.

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