Lucas Theatre for the Arts

37 Abercorn Street,
Savannah, GA 31401

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Previously operated by: ABC Southern Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Lucas Theaters, Plitt Theatres, Wilby-Kincey

Architects: Claude Knox Howell

Functions: Performing Arts

Styles: Adam, Italian Renaissance

Previous Names: Lucas Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 912.525.5040

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Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Originally opened in 1921, the Lucas Theatre underwent a 12-year, $10 million dollar restoration project, and reopened on December 1, 2000.

In 2002, the theatre was taken over by the Savannah College of Art and Design who incorporated the theatre into its dramatic arts program.

Contributed by Patrick Crowley

Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

“ MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL” mentioned above,Director Clint Eastwood was raising money for the theatre by charging $100.00 dollars to have your picture taken with him.I am still kicking myself for not driving down for a picture and know the hundred was going for a great theatre.Wonder how many showed up?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I think it was an ABC SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE back in the 1970’s. Plitt might have even had it for awhile.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on July 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Just saw this theater yesterday. Awesome and impressive. There is a theater around the corner, named the SCAD, seems like it’s part of the Savannah College of Arts & Design, but it’s not listed. I have to assume that the original name of the theater is not SCAD. Perhaps this theater is under another name?

JFBrantley on August 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Louis, The theater you mentioned is the Trustees Theater. It was called the Weis Theater and was closed for over 20 years before SCAD took it over.

swamp30439 on September 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

Hi all I went to this theater as a kid I saw my first
Bruce Lee movie there.

cccmoviehouses on January 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

cccmoviehouses My wife and I recently attended “In the Mood”, a live musical at the Lucus. What a magnificent theater!!! The restoration has brought this movie palace back to it’s original form, the detail done on the interior looks like a fine painting. The marquee and exterior are exquisite. What a showplace!

Trolleyguy on June 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

The marquee of this theatre shows up in the new “SPONGEBOB” movie.

irf47 on February 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Recall in the 60’s, The Popeye Kiddie Club! Those under 13 could get in with 6 Pepsi bottle caps. Could stay all day. My Grandpa owned Frawley’s Confectionery, so bottle caps wasn’t a problem.

robboehm on February 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Although there is a good shot of the facade and marquee in the Hallmark film Love to the Rescue I don’t believe the interior shot in the film is the Lucas.

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