Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Location. 32° 46.837′ N, 79° 56.002′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and King Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (about 600 feet away); City Market (about 600 feet away); Charleston City Market (about 600 feet away); The Site of Carteret Bastion (about 600 feet away); St. John's Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Riviera Theatre. Renovated as Conference Center: 1997
Also see . . . Riviera Theatre - Charleston, SC. Admission prices were 25 cents for white adults, 10 cents for children and 15 cents for blacks. The opening film was "Secrets Of A Nurse" with Edmund Lowe, Helen Mack, Dick Foran and Paul Hurst. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places,
the Riviera is a sublime example of the romantic Art Deco style.
This stunning theatre was the home of first run pictures, on its fifty foot screen, until 1977. The theater was leased to a church group in 1979 and, by the mid-80's, threatened with demolition.
The Friends of the Riviera protected the theater and it was eventually sold to the Charleston Place Hotel (which is located next door).
The hotel restored the entire theater, but removed the seats in order to create a conference center and ballroom.
— Submitted February 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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