Richland Mall Theatre

3400 Forest Drive,
Columbia, SC 29204

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Cineplex Odeon, Plitt Theatres, Wilby-Kincey

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Richland Mall Theatre

Located at the Richland Mall Shopping Center on Forest Drive, near N. Beltline Boulevard. The Richland Mall Theatre was outside the mall. It was opened on July 8, 1966 with Doris Day in “The Glass Bottom Boat”. It was the first indoor theatre to open in Columbia in 30 years. Operated by Wilby-Kincey/ABC Southeastern Theatres, it was equipped with 70mm capability, and had 750 rocking chair seats.

Today Regal Columbia 7 Cinemas operates at another part of Richland Mall Shopping Center.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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raysson on May 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

More information on Columbia’s Richland Mall Theater..

raysson on May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

This cinema was also under Plitt Southern Theatres too during the late-1970’s and early to mid-1980’s. It was operated under Cineplex Odeon before it closed in the mid-1990’s

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Plitt employees go to REMEMBERING PLITT theatres on FB,To share with old employees.

rivest266 on September 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Correction: It opened on July 8th, 1966. Grand opening ad with picture in photo section.

rivest266 on September 4, 2017 at 8:39 am

The 2nd screen opened on December 27th, 1974. Grand opening ad in the photo section

rivest266 on September 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm

2 screens on December 27th, 1974 and 4 screens on November 9th, 1984. 2 more ads in the photo section.

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