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Gaffney in Cherokee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Capri Theater

302 North Limestone Street

— Gaffney Historic District —

 
 
Capri Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
1. Capri Theater Marker
Inscription.  This 1908 structure opened as a meeting hall; and served as Becker's Bakery from 1929-1936. In Nov. 1936, a stage and screen were added, becoming home to the Cherokee Theater, hosting musical talent that passed through Gaffney. In 1970, the facility became the Capri Theater. In 1982, the Hudson family purchased the business and to honor the building's years of entertainment by once again serving as an event hall and venue to many, including hosting entertainment acts traveling through Gaffney.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 35° 4.455′ N, 81° 38.88′ W. Marker is in Gaffney, South Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on North Limestone Street (State Highway 150) just north of East Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, at the northwest corner of the subject building, facing North Limestone Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 North Limestone Street, Gaffney SC 29340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 09.11.2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Gaffney Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Star Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County WW I Rememberence (about 300 feet away); Cherokee County Veterans Monument (about 400 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away); Col. James Williams (about 400 feet away); Sinkoe Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaffney.
 
Regarding Capri Theater. Contributing property, Gaffney Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #86000602.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gaffney Commercial Historic District
 
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1. Capri Theatre.
The Cherokee Theatre opened on November 20, 1936 in an existing building that formerly housed the Becker’s Bakery. The building was gutted and extended to add a stage. It could seat over 500. A new facade was added including a marquee and vertical sign. The theatre closed for a short time in 1968 and was remodeled and then re-opened as the Capri Theatre. The Capri Theatre is still in operation, initially showing first-run movies, but by 2014 it had dropped
Capri Theater (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
2. Capri Theater (northwest elevation)
(looking south along North Limestone Street • marker is on the left, near northwest corner of building)
movies in favor of live theatre events.
(Submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Gaffney Commercial Historic District.
The district encompasses 41 contributing building in the central business district of Gaffney. Most of the buildings were built after 1900 and before 1930 and are primarily commercial buildings in vernacular commercial interpretations of the Italianate, Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, Art Deco, and Neoclassical styles. All of the buildings are of brick construction and vary from one to four stories in height. The downtown area, which continues to be a center of Gaffney commerce, retains much of its early 20th century character.
(Submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Capri Theater (<i>west/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 2022
3. Capri Theater (west/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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