Colonial Theatre

100 West Evans Street,
Florence, SC 29501

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Previously operated by: Wilby-Kincey

Previous Names: Florence Opera House

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Colonial Theater (formerly Florence City Hall & Opera House)

Originally known as the Florence Opera House, it dated from the 1870’s. It was remodelled in the 1950’s to accomodate city offices. Still maintained an entrance lobby that was gold gilted plaster work that was magnificent.

Closed in the 1970’s and torn down for a parking lot…lost forever !

Contributed by Waldo M. Beck

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MalWeatherly on September 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

There was also a large pond for gold fish (koi) in front of the building with a wrought iron fence around it.

MalWeatherly on September 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

*You can Google the location at “100 West Evans St., Florence, SC 29501”

*Also, the style is wrongly listed as “Art Deco”, but it was a Victorian structure. The “Art Deco” theater in Florence was the Carolina Theater, which was around the corner on Dargan Street.

MalWeatherly on September 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Here is an October 1950 ad from the Florence Morning News:

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